Read Into This

Read Into This

Read Into This is about books, articles, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, media texts, cookbooks, and everything in between. We will explore how we read and how what we read makes us who we are and helps us learn about those around us. Can’t wait for you to join in and talk wordy with us.

Episodes

August 8, 2022 47 min
Thanks to Paula Hrycenko and Sarah Little for joining host, Beth Lyons, to discuss school libraries within the HWDSB during the 2021-2022 school year. The group discussed what their schedule as the TL looks like and what they are responsible for in their role. Sarah and Paul share how they are working to connect with other TLs within the HWDSB board and support each other’s learning, including collaborating for the Forest of Readin...
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Co-host Beth Lyons welcomes PDSB Teacher-Librarian Jonelle St. Aubyn to the podcast. The two talk about their connection as TLs within a family of schools and the joy and support that comes from meeting together as a teacher-librarian collective. Beth and Jonelle talk about the opportunity they had to present at the superintendent meeting for their family of schools about their journeys within the LLC and how a library learning com...
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February 13, 2022 56 min
Co-host Beth Lyons welcomes three teacher-librarians from the TDSB to talk about the closures/reductions/limitations that were in place in the LLC last year and how the LLC re-opened for students this year. The panel discussed what they are noticing or wondering as students return to the LLC and how that has impacted their goals or plans for this year. (This was recorded in November of 2021 and some of the protocols and policies ma...
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Co-hosts Lisa Noble and Beth Lyons sit down with author Lawrence Hill to discuss his new book, Beatrice and Croc Harry.

Lawrence Hill is a writer whose novels and works of non-fiction have been widely read in Canada, translated into many languages and published around the world. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph and has served as a teacher or mentor to developing writers for thirty years.

His new chi...
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The group discussed the closures/reductions/limitations that were in place for their LLCs last year. Coming from three different Ontario school boards there was a lot to discuss as to how each board approached staffing during the 2020-2021 school year. All three TLs share how their libraries have re-opened for student and educator use this year. How are we ensuring that students have access to culturally relevant and diverse texts ...
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Thank you to all who contributed!
Jenn Angle- ON, Teacher-Librarian, Bellmoore School (Binbrook), Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Natasha Cardoso- Elementary Teacher/librarian William G. Davis TDSB
Kate Johnson-McGregor, ON, Secondary Teacher-Librarian, Brantford Collegiate, GEDSB - OLA SuperConference Planner
Jennifer Byrne, ON , Elementary Teacher-Librarian, Wilshire Elementary School, YRDSB
Lila Armstrong- BC
Rebecca Rubio- ...
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September 12, 2021 66 min
Read Into Summer Reads

The co-hosts gather to look back over their favourite summer reads of 2021.

Texts mentioned in this episode:

Not Your Princess by Lisa Charleyboy
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (Editor Kwame Mbalia)
If I Tell The Truth by Jasmin Kaur
Indivisible by Dan...
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Beth Lyons hosts Melanie White and Cathy MacKechnie, both educators in the Ottawa Carleton District School Board to discuss the idea of learning loss vs. learning gains over the past few years as educators and students have faced the COVID 19 pandemic. The discussion centres on the collaboration between educators who work together, create a plan and are prepared to design in the moment to support student learning.

Melanie White- &#...
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S2E13 Interview with author Michelle Grierson

Alanna hosts this episode with debut novelist Michelle Grierson. Teacher turned author Michelle explores the inspiration for Becoming Leidah, and how her trip to Scandinavia solidified her ancestral culture into the world she designed in this book.

You can follow Michelle at:
https://www.michellegrierson.com/

on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/michellegrierson11
on Pinterest https://www...
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Stephen Hurley joins host, Beth Lyons, to unpack the series of podcasts that looked at audiobooks, podcasts and read alouds in classrooms and school libraries during the 2020-2021 school year. They look back at the school year that included both online and bricks-and-mortar classes, the humanity of the education system and what it means to be human in the 21st century.

The podcasts discussed in this episode include:

S2E7 Read Into A...
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June 29, 2021 59 min
Co-hosts Lisa Noble and Beth Lyons chat about Indigenous texts that span the K-12 education continuum and ways that educators have integrated these texts into their daily practice. This episode was inspired by A Day to Listen- 12 Hours of Indigenous-led Radio Programming on June 30th.

https://downiewenjack.ca/a-day-to-listen/

Texts Mentioned In This Episode
Reclaimed by Jared Martineau (Lisa incorrectly called it Unreserved which is ...
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Join Read Into This host Beth Lyons as she explores how virtual read alouds have been used with fellow teacher-librarian Julie Vandendool and kindergarten educator Aviva Dunsiger throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Our discussion stems from a Twitter thread between the three of us looking at why read alouds seemed to have been more successful when in a virtual space than in the bricks-and-mortar space while following safety proto...
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Beth Lyons speaks to teacher-librarian Tim Boudreau about creating podcasts with students as part of his philosophy and integration of maker education in the school library learning commons. How might integrating podcasts and the creation of content help students to see themselves as creators of digital content and not only consumers? Tim outlines the planning process he undergoes with students as they begin to develop and plan for...
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Beth Lyons speaks to educator Lynn Thomas about using audiobooks and podcasts in her secondary classroom. Shout out to our #EduKnitNight from bringing us together and helping educators from across the K-12 continuum learn from each other’s experiences. The conversation starts with exploring how readers may experience and interact with audiobooks differently than physical books. How can using both modalities of reading in our learn...
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Co-host Beth Lyons and Adrian Del Monte from The Wholehearted Teaching podcast sit down to discuss how educators are embracing audiobooks and podcasts as texts in their classroom, especially since the start of the pandemic. As parents of young children Beth and Adrian reflect on the current remote learning situation and how it has impacted their understanding of the education system as educators in the areas of assessment and demon...
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Book club organizer Lisa Corbett interviews teacher-turned-author Anne Shilolo about her cozy mystery Rescue Me. The book is about 3 teens who visit a G8 protest and the adventures that they experience as they become separated from each other in the chaos. As Anne says in her book description: What could go wrong? We recommend this book for grades 7 to 12.

Anne reveals how publishing a book per month in the cozy mystery genre inde...
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In the second part of a special crossover episode with The Staffroom Podcast hosts, Chey Cheney and Pav Wander, Beth Lyons discusses the power of stories in education and learning. You can check out Part 1 of this series at the following link:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Erg1iodNeKborleFljBvi?go=1&utm_source=embed_v3&t=0&nd=1

The conversation continues by looking at how we can embed current events, i...
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In this live chat session, Read Into This podcast co-host Alanna King revisits a lighter retrospective on some of the hot-button topics of the 2020 year in reading and school libraries. Please enjoy listening to this live recording, and have a look at our Jamboard artifact where participants contributed their ideas about our main topics. in our live Jamboard and call in about your school library experiences! BYOB to this podcast ...
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Co-host Beth Lyons welcomes Jael Richardson, author and executive director of the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) to discuss the importance of choosing to bring Canadian content- authors, illustrators, publishers- into Canadian classrooms. Looking at the social responsibility and moral imperative of the Canadian education system to book Canadian authors and activists to speak to students. They discuss how the publishing indus...
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Beth Lyons and Toni Duval look back at their journey together as teacher-librarians towards reading more diversely. They recount their time at the Ontario Library Super Conference, seeing Jael Richardson as a spotlight speaker and attending the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) as a means to live and read more diversely. Toni talks about her time as a FOLD volunteer and using the resources and learning offered by the FOLD as an...
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