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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 61 views

This is a guest post by music educator Louise Campbell.
Memory is trained less and less in our everyday lives, with major impacts on students’ ability to understand and master subject matter. Assuming there are basics …

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Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce

October 25, 2017 – 10:46 am | Comments Off on Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce198 views

Our students are living in a period of rapid global, cultural and technological change, all of which impact not only their daily lives, but also their futures. In fact, students today live in a time during which simply being “good” at school …

The Many Voices of an EdCamp

September 20, 2017 – 9:45 pm | 4 Comments | 728 views

2017 marks the third year of RemixEd Camp, an un-conference for educators across the province, hosted for the second year in a row at Concordia University. “An un-conference for educators” you might ask? What do I stand …

2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2017 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on 2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team560 views

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

Inhale, exhale summertime is here… You made it through yet another school year chalked …

The Power of Words: Dismantling the fixed mindset

February 22, 2017 – 10:34 am | One Comment | 1,141 views

If you believe, “It’s hard for me to learn new things,” “I’m not good with science,” “I’m not a natural dancer,” “I’m not creative,” “I’m a pessimist,” you’re probably living with a fixed mindset. Such a mindset locks your abilities in place, …

Christmas Comes Early with Canada’s PISA results

December 13, 2016 – 12:12 pm | One Comment | 1,153 views

PISA who? Canada on the rise in what? Christmas has come early where? One of the top countries in math, science and reading? Does this have anything to do with Santa? What does this all mean? …

Beyond the Textbook: ReMix yourself with new PD

October 11, 2016 – 8:10 pm | 3 Comments | 1,077 views

Last November, LEARN and some local partners decided to organize an EdCamp for educators in Quebec – ReMixEd Camp MTL. The idea was simple: get a space, some food, some prizes, and amass a hundred or …

2016 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 15, 2016 – 12:09 pm | 2 Comments | 1,567 views

In the summer when the days are hot,
I like to find a shady spot,
And hardly move a single bit
And sit, and sit, and sit, and sit.
– Anonymous
As exam centres close, white boards scrubbed, classroom floors …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,467 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

Beyond the Textbook: One woman’s STEAM journey

March 30, 2016 – 9:19 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: One woman’s STEAM journey1,344 views

Beyond the Textbook series is following up on a recent post about nurturing girls’ interest in STEM careers with an interview with physicist, entrepreneur, programmer and CEO of Moondrop Entertainment, Ana Albir. I met Ana recently at …

The Students Have Spoken: Virtual Communities & Changing Learning Styles

January 12, 2016 – 12:01 pm | 2 Comments | 1,243 views

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Editor’s note: Happy New Year 2016!
In our second edition of The Students Have Spoken, LEARN turned once again to its online students to get their authentic voice on a few pertinent questions. This time, we asked two questions to …