The American Federation of Teachers (http://www.aft.org/yourwork/teachers/) provided resources to enhance the classroom experience for students and teachers. In American Teacher, there is an article about tapping the school library. I just want to share some of their suggestions and add my two cents.
As a teacher/instructor:
- Build time into your lesson plan to visit the library or have the librarian attend your classroom
- Sit in on students’ tutorials/information instructional sessions (confirmation from a teacher about the information shared during the session is a great way to show collaboration between the classroom and library)
- Link the library’s website to your classroom website
- Make sure that the library have enough resources to support your class assignment
What do you think librarians can do to enhance the learning experience for students?