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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gail Bush  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Dr. Bush lives in Chicago's western suburbs

Biographical and Professional Information

Gail Bush, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of the Reading program at National Louis University. She previously was the director of NLU's school library program, and the co-director of the Center for Teaching through Children's Books. Gail's academic background includes a bachelor's degree in anthropology, master's degree in library science, and doctorate in educational psychology. Bush has edited two books, ''Tales Out of the School Library: Developing Professional Dispositions'' and ''Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice''. Dr. Bush served on the Reaching Across Illinois Library System(RAILS) Continuing Education Committee and is served a two-year term on the RAILS Board.

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Titles At Your Library

The School Buddy System: The Practice of Collaboration
ISBN: 083890839X

Amer Library Assn Editions. 2002

Collaboration is a buzzword that often gets more lip service than actual practice. Librarian, award-winning, collaborator, and researcher Gail Bush brings the concept to life by outlining tangible steps you can take to inspire collaboration among librarians, teachers, administrators, and all team players involved in K-12 education. The School Buddy System shows you how to dive in head-first and come out with a truly collaborative learning environment where the goal is student success. Building on existing educational standards, such as the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Standards, this innovative book is packed with proven tools including: - A ready-to-use framework for setting up a collaborative relationship - 40 discussion prompts that will help initiate discussion and lively debate - Common characteristics for establishing a collaborative mindset - Background research that will define the current climate - Thought-provoking quotes from education scholars and practitioners that help you step into the shoes of other team players If you're involved in K-12 education, whether as librarian, school media specialist, teacher, administrator, or policy maker, The School Buddy System will give you a framework of outcomes-driven strategies that will help you to build relationships and "open the classroom door."

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