Do you keep reference books on your shelves at home? What’s your first port of call when you need information – the internet or a book?
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I do keep a few basic reference materials (like a dictionary) on my desk, but I rarely have anything else on hand (besides reference books for crafts, etc). I usually head online to search for more in depth data about something I am interested in, or I head to our local library. Our library is pretty well-stocked and the librarians are helpful, so if I am struggling on the internet to find something, they can usually point me in the right direction.
I also own a few "fun" reference materials I have bought in the past at garage sales and used book stores. One is a set called "The Classroom Teacher" from the 1920s that gives rules for teaching children. It is a pretty entertaining read!
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I still harken to my good old hugeass dictionary that I got from my piano teacher when I graduated from high school. As far as other reference materials, I have bunches of readers' advisory books since I'm in school to be a librarian. I use these books quite often.ReplyDelete
I actually have quite a few teaching/lesson resource books, although admittedly I've only aquired them within the last year or so for classes. I keep them all because they're exceedingly useful, even if only on these cheesy fake classroom settings I've been "teaching" in during classes.ReplyDelete
However, for 99.9% of things, I just hit up the good old internet. If anyone ever asks me anything, I tend to go to www.lmgtfy.com and send them the link.