The Commons: Teacher Edition

News from the Joyce Public School Learning Commons

Letter from your Teacher Librarian

Welcome to a new school year! I'm so excited to work with all of you and to collaborate on new projects.


I have worked very hard to prepare the Library Commons as a place where all of us can learn, share and collaborate together. You will notice that there are many open spaces, new resources and bulletin boards where we can celebrate all the learning that is taking place throughout the school. My hope is that we build and develop the Learning Commons space together. I am open to your suggestion and ideas so please feel free to pop in and chat. Don't be surprised too if I come by your classroom too to seek your advice and ideas.


As a Teacher Librarian I am here to support you in your classroom. I'd be happy to help you find books and resources to supplement your lessons, to provide ideas and insight for a project, give you tips for technology integration or to co-teach with you on a particular unit. The possibilities are endless!


You'll see attached to the end of this newsletter a Teacher survey which includes a Resource Wish List. Please fill out the survey and return it to me by September 15. Those who hand in their survey by this date will get receive a book to add to their classroom library!


Yours Truly,

Sandra Chow

TDSB Virtual Library

The TDSB Virtual library has been updated! There are a lot of new features added this year. The first being our new library catalogue. We have added iOS and Android apps that will allow for searching through your devices. Take a few moments to walk through the various categories as you plan for your school year. There are a lot of great resources that I would be happy to guide you and your class through.

Teacher Survey

Please fill out the teacher survey below. I greatly appreciate your input and will follow-up with each of your requests and ideas. Have a great September!