Each year on October 5 we have an opportunity to learn more about the vital role of teachers in society, and to celebrate those teachers who have made a difference in our lives, whether past or present.
Nobel Laureate and former University of British Columbia Professor Har Gobind Khorana was born on this day in 1922. Khorana received the Nobel Prize in Physiology, along with his team, for their pioneering research and discoveries with DNA and unlocking our genetic code. He died in 2011.
Today is National School Library Day in Canada. Today we recognize the vital role of School Libraries in education. The Province of British Columbia has joined in, declaring that today is School Library Day with the following proclamation:
Are you on Twitter yet? It isn’t just celebrities telling us what they had for lunch, or friends telling us about their bodily functions. The educational possibilities for Twitter are tremendous. Just today we retweeted items related to language, games, photography, Vancouver history, iPads, teaching, Drop Everything and Read, The Hobbit, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement, comics, libraries, flags, school libraries, public libraries, authors, literacy, our writing contest, and more. We share about what we are doing in the school library learning commons, we share about what is happening in the school, we share about the things our kids are learning in classes, and we share about all sorts of things.