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Have a Record-Breaking School Year

Today is the beginning of the school year around here. Maybe it is where you are too.

For inspiration, watch the glorious sight of 10,200 Guinness World Record books toppling to set a world record.

(Still bummed that Seattle lost the title, though.)

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Travis, as a secondary librarian in a fast-growing small community school district in Iowa, your blog caught my eye. My name is Gail Hackett and I am teaching blogging to 6th graders. Your blog has a great video for a great start. What a fun way to promote the concept of a record-breaking year! In the era of data gathering concentrating on world records is a great connection to make with students and adults. Thank so much. I am anxious to share this with students.

    A question: What data do you think is most vital to collect and crow about with administration?
    Thank you, Gail