Kurt Vonnegut’s Eight Rules for Writing a Short Story

Originally posted on irevuo:
Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most influential writers of this century, passed down a simple list of rules for writing a short story, though I think they can be applied to longer narratives as well. He did say that Flannery O’Connor broke all his rules except the first and that great…

Critical Thinking: Skillset for 21st century

Critical thinking…the awakening of the intellect to the study of itself. The importance of critical thinking skills cannot be undermined in a student’s life. No matter which industry he/she is interested in pursuing critical thinking skills can act as the determining factor for success and growth. Moreover it has been observed that students lacking suchContinue reading “Critical Thinking: Skillset for 21st century”

International day of the Girl Child: 11th October

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to underscore and draw attention towards the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The theme for this year is: With her: A skilled girl force. The theme ofContinue reading “International day of the Girl Child: 11th October”

“In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence.” — Edge of Humanity Magazine

Artist and Photographer Simona Bonanno is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images. From her project ‘Chains Of Silence‘. To see Simona’s body of work click on any photograph. In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence. Silence can have many forms: it could be expected […] via “In memory of children,Continue reading ““In memory of children, girls and women victims of silence.” — Edge of Humanity Magazine”

‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls — Conversation Zimbabwe

Original post: ‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls On 6th September, StarFM’s show Pane Nyaya hosted two children who spoke about being forced into prostitution in Harare. One was 9, the other 13. The interview, painful to listen to, sat with me for hours on end. The 9Continue reading “‘We had no other choice’ – rape culture & sexual exploitation of girls — Conversation Zimbabwe”

Are school librarians valued in India today?

While looking up on books for professional reading I came upon a wonderful resource-The Indispensable Librarian by Doug Johnson. It is immensely useful and beneficial for taking guidance for managing an effective school library program. It is while going through the book and having visited the author’s blog that certain questions came to me whileContinue reading “Are school librarians valued in India today?”

Beyond books and walls: What it takes to be a 21st century school librarian

  From connecting with parents and students to keeping up with the latest technologies, there is a whole lot more to the job than stamping due dates and lending books. A few days ago, while going back home in metro, a fellow female passenger and I got talking. And in between the talk we sharedContinue reading “Beyond books and walls: What it takes to be a 21st century school librarian”

Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy

School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students ‘Many school librarians are seen purely as minders of a spare IT suite or as date label stampers.’ Photograph: Alamy When talking about teaching and learning, most people don’t immediately thinkContinue reading “Don’t overlook your school librarian, they’re the unsung heroes of literacy”

Recap St. Mary’s School…..

As I embark on yet another journey as a librarian I stop to remember the journey so far. And I go back to the time I first stepped inside St.Mary’s school as Librarian. My first job and I had butterflies flitting across my tummy. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. IContinue reading “Recap St. Mary’s School…..”

The Qualities of a True Information Manager

The Qualities of a True Information ManagerApril 9, 2016  I recently discovered that schools do not teach how to be a successful information manager.  To be a successful and effective information manager today, one must grow and practice integrating many qualities and characteristics on the job. The most important of these are not related toContinue reading “The Qualities of a True Information Manager”