Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

July 13, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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How to improve critical thinking

“How many times have we, as parents, teachers, or educators – or librarians! 🙂 – been asked superb, nail-on-the-head-questions by children? How often is this kind of free, question-led discussion given time to breathe? If not, why?” – The Day … Continue reading

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Debating the Grenfell Tower Disaster

Classrooms up and down the country will surely be discussing this appalling tragedy. The Day has produced some excellent resources for use in school, including teachers’ advice for talking about the fire with children and young people: “The Grenfell Tower fire … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Toddlers and tablets and phones. Oh my!

I came across this ITV News report – Toddlers who spend hours staring at phones, tablets and TVs at risk of developing future addictions – and thought I’d share it, as part of Clishmaclaver’s on-going conversation about the negative impact … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Read for pleasure, schools told

Have I shared this already? Worth sharing again at any rate. 😉 The post doesn’t mention which publication this clipping comes from. 🙁 Clearly a Scottish newspaper though… Thoughts..? Photo credit: Save Scotland’s School Libraries

May 29, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Community News: Rugby Club Crowdfunding

Click on the image from The Brechin Advertiser (Article originally published 3rd May) to read about Brechin Rugby Club’s new crowdfunding campaign – “Brechin Rugby Club has launched a Crowdfunding Campaign to help establish their own floodlit playing area.” – The … Continue reading

May 29, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Young String Player of the Year

A little late, but have a read of some local press coverage for our fabulous Brechin String Players and Chamber Ensemble – It’s been a busy spell for Brechin string players – with a host of competitions and performances in … Continue reading

May 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Talking about Terrorism

The world being what it is, it is unfortunately necessary to have conversations about terrorism with our children. Try this excellent resource from The Day for advice on how to talk about terrorist attacks – like the recent horror in … Continue reading

May 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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A Strategy for Reading..?

This recent article from The Herald (Free registration required to read it!) sings the praises of school librarians in the face of falling literacy standards, as reported in the recently published Scottish Survey of Literacy. So, of course, I had … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The great ‘fidget toy’ debate!

Looks innocent enough, non? 😉 Where do you stand on the greatest debate of our lunchtime: fidget toys – to spin or not to spin! Originally designed for children with autism, anxiety and/or ADD/ADHD, to increase focus and control fidgeting, … Continue reading

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