Philosophy of Education and Grading

Philosophy of Education

As an educator and a librarian, my philosophy hinges on achieving the following goals:

  • To create in students a foundation for lifelong learning by developing a library media program which combines effective learning and teaching strategies that encourage information access skills in a safe and supportive environment.
  • To assist the school community in their use of technology which will enhance teaching and learning, and prepare students for future success.
  • To provide students physical access to electronic information through such mechanisms as electronic networks, inter-library loan, cooperative agreements with other information agencies, and instruction in using a range of equipment for accessing local and remote information in any format.
  • To create a Library Media Center that functions as the information center of the school giving students experience with resources that contribute to lifelong learning.
  •  To assist all members of the learning community as they create a collaborative learning environment in which parents, teachers, staff, students and community members strive to increase student success.

Philosophy of Grading  and Grading Formula 

Becoming a life long reader and user of information requires experience in finding material in the library and online, being introduced to new ideas and procedures and being exposed to many different types of literature. Therefore, grades for Library are divided into three parts.

  • Study and research skills - 40%
  • Literature engagement, response and appreciation - 40%
  • Knowledge of Library organization (Online catalog and Dewey Decimal System) - 20%