April 2022 Librarians of the Month

Each month, TASL honors school librarians from across the state who deserve recognition for their work. We are excited to share with you more about our April Librarians of the Month. East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Kerri Courter Hometown: LaMarque, TX School: Morristown Hamblen High School East School District: Hamblen County What do you love most about... Continue Reading →

December 2021 Librarians of the Month

Each month, TASL recognizes three school librarians from across the state for their outstanding service to their schools and communities. We are excited to share more about our December 2021 Librarians of the Month below. East TN Librarian of the Month Name: Traci Magee Hometown: Maryville, TN School: Linden Elementary School School District: Oak Ridge... Continue Reading →

TASL Teacher Collaboration Award Winners are Educators from Halls High

Left to Right: Brandi Hartsell, Rebecca Smith Brandi Hartsell, librarian, and Rebecca Smith, social studies teacher, from Halls High School in Knox County were awarded the Teacher Collaboration Award for their Juvenile Justice Research Project. This 5-day project guided students to gather background knowledge and express opinions about the juvenile justice system, evaluate and select... Continue Reading →

Library Learning Stations: Why Would You Not?

by Dr. Ashley Stanley Engaging and motivating students in the elementary library can often be a challenge.  One way to do this is to implement learning stations in the K-5 library classroom.  Library Learning Stations allow students to work collaboratively or independently on various library skills that support student learning.  It takes some creative planning... Continue Reading →

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