Welcome to the

Learning Commons

at John T. Tuck Public School

This will be an exciting year at John T. Tuck as we continue to embrace the library space as the "Learning Commons!" Please use this site to keep up to date on all of the current happenings in our new space. You will also find helpful links such as links to our school library search engine, and our school Twitter feed.

What is a Library Learning Commons?

A learning commons is a whole school approach to building a participatory learning community. The library learning commons is the physical and virtual collaborative learning hub of the school. It is designed to engineer and drive future-oriented learning and teaching throughout the entire school. Inquiry, project/problem-based learning experiences are designed as catalysts for intellectual engagement with information, ideas, thinking, and dialogue. Reading thrives, learning literacies and technology competencies evolve, and critical thinking, creativity, innovation and playing to learn are nourished. Everyone is a learner; everyone is a teacher working collaboratively toward excellence. Some metaphors for the school library learning commons might be: learning laboratory, idea factory, studio or even “great room” in the school and community. (Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014).