October 1999, Volume 3.2
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Message from the President

The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Teen Years

Four Questions

Learning

October Highlights on the Internet

Message from the President

Click here to visit e-Tutor at http://www.e-tutor.comThis month is quickly passing and your newsletter is coming just a bit later than usual. We have found ourselves with not enough hands for the last several months. We have incorporated two companies and now are in the process of growing in ways we had not imagined just a few short months ago. After several revisions of the business plan we feel ready to move to the next business benchmark. In the months ahead you will no doubt hear from us several times about e-Tutor and the educational value the program can provide for students at home and at school. We will be at several state and national conferences and hope to greet many of you. Please contact us or go to http://www.e-tutor.com for more information.

The leaves are turning here in Illinois. The days are shorter and it seems we are savoring the sun and warmth just one more time before the winter sets in. Although there are a few flowers left in gardens, many look spent and worn at this time of year. A glimpse of bright color, here and there, from those hardy fall flowers provide contrast to the brown of earlier blooms. As I walk the leaves crunch under my feet. Squirrels scamper about busily carting food off to nests hidden among the trees. As each season comes and goes it provides us a time to reflect and look back from where we have come and prepare for a new beginning. I appreciate the time you spend with us each month and look forward to sharing with you our new season of growth in the months ahead.

M. Angulo

 

 

 

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Message from the President

The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Teen Years

Four Questions

Learning

October Highlights on the Internet

The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Information Literacy

Standard 1: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.

Standard 2: The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.

Standard 3: The student who is information literate uses information accurately and creatively.

Independent Learning

Standard 4: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and pursues information related to personal interests.

Standard 5: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.

Standard 6: The student who is an independent learner is information literate and strives for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation.

Social Responsibility

Standard 7: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and recognizes the importance of information in a democratic society.

 

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Standard 8: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.

Standard 9: The student who contributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate and participates effectively in groups to pursue and generate information

American Library Association, c1998
www.ala.org/aasl/ip_nine.html


"You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."

Sam Levenson

Teen Years

DON'T retreat from your child's life when he or she becomes a teenager. Yes, your child will demand more freedom and privacy but he or she will need your friendship, support and caring even more.

Meet your teenager on his or her own ground. Find out the teenager's interests and share them. Your child may not want to sit with you, but you'll have something to talk about after the game. Challenge your teenager to a tennis match....or to doubles with another parent-child team. Tak a class together. Work on a project together instead of separately.

If a gulf has already started to widen....bridge it. It is never too late to begin....or resume....doing things with your child.








 

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Message from the President

The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Teen Years

Four Questions

Learning

October Highlights on the Internet

Four Questions

Every once in a while, get off the merry-go-round and ask yourself these questions:

  • What am I doing?
  • What should I be doing?
  • What should I be doing next?
  • What should I not be doing?



Learning

abcstudy.gif (7018 bytes)Anytime a person attempts to learn something s/he is taking a risk. Learning is a courageous act. Because students don't learn 100 percent of the time. Some risk is always involved. You can help by acknowledging your child's effort and making perseverance a valued trait. Any comment that says, "I like the way you try," can help the child see that effort is something to cherish in the process of learning.

In fact, praise for high grades or marks may be of limited value. It tends to emphasize the product of learning rather than the process itself. It also means the child must wait until the report card is given before s/he can feel good about learning. By acknowledging effort as well as success, you tell the child that the intrinsic act of learning is valued. This approach builds an appreciation of learning for the sake of learning.

 

 

 

  



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