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Classroom libraries designed by teachers with a variety of categories are incredibly important for literacy development in early learners, according to literacy experts Phil and Sharon Callen.
Creating an engaging classroom library is all about facilitating conditions that can help readers self-regulate, self-motivate and self-direct, according to literacy experts Phil and Sharon Callen.
Sharon Callen is an experienced teacher, author and literacy consultant. Since 2000 she has worked in schools in Australia and the USA helping improve literacy learning by explicitly modelling in classrooms and guiding leadership.
Phil Callen is Executive Director of Cue Learning, and former Executive Director of the Council of Education Associations of SA and Secretary of the Australian Professional Teachers Association.
They both active teachers and principal consultants with Cue Learning, an education consultancy which provides highly practical, research based professional development for teachers and leaders in schools.