Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Along with no-shave November, many folks on social media also spend of the month of November participating in activities such as 30 Days of Thanks with an intentional focus on gratitude. More and more, teachers find themselves teaching principles of gratitude, giving thanks, mindfulness, and manners in the classroom as a part of the Social … Continue reading "Gratitude and Giving Thanks"

Shane Burcaw to Visit EIU

Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, Professor of Special Education, and Mrs. Michele McDaniel, Coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, received a combination of two Redden Grants to bring author and speaker Shane Burcaw and his fiancée, Hannah Aylward, to speak at Eastern Illinois University. These grants compliment a previous gran that received from the … Continue reading "Shane Burcaw to Visit EIU"

LASO Storytime coming September 19

Join the Latin American Student Organization on Thursday September 19 at 6pm for a Latin American Heritage themed story time. More details to come…

Donation from Dr. Annette Christy: Social Emotional Learning Children’s Books and Curriculum

The Ballenger Teachers Center is excited to announce a set of brand new books and curriculum donated by Dr. Annette Christy (EIU Alumna, Class of 1964).  Dr. Christy has given generously to the Ballenger Teachers Center over the years. She graduated with a major in Latin and Spanish from Eastern Illinois University. She began her teaching … Continue reading "Donation from Dr. Annette Christy: Social Emotional Learning Children’s Books and Curriculum"

Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials

This summer, Dr. Christina Edmonds-Behrend, Professor of Special Education, and Mrs. Michele McDaniel, Coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center at Booth Library, received a $1,500 grant from the Illinois State Foundation for Educational Studies, Inc., Delta Kappa Gamma for “Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials.” With these funds, we … Continue reading "Increasing Knowledge of Diverse Individuals with Disabilities through Literature and Related Materials"

No Storytime for Fall 2018

The Ballenger Teachers Center will not be hosting a Fall 2018 Storytime Series. Please stay tuned for updates about our Winter Storytime series. If you are looking for things to do on Saturday mornings during Fall 2018, please consider the following suggestions: The 18th Street Farmers Market is open every Saturday morning, 8am-12pm, through September … Continue reading "No Storytime for Fall 2018"

Summer Stacks Shift

Although the BTC is usually much quieter in the summer, this May the BTC has been abuzz with activity. My student workers have been busy re-organizing the BTC Stacks (a.k.a. Textbooks and Teaching Materials or Curriculum Collection) to be in call number order A-Z, left to right. We also had help from our fabulous circulation … Continue reading "Summer Stacks Shift"