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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 476 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

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Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2018 – 9:55 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team175 views

As the on-going reflections and corrections of the 2017-2018 school year begin to swirl furiously in your brain, LEARN wishes to support you in turning essays into chilly cocktails, exams into sunny porches, book reports …

The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux

May 18, 2018 – 9:05 am | Comments Off on The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux274 views

I previously wrote about the Power of Words here. This is a follow up to that discussion, with even more concrete suggestions for changing the language we use in classrooms.
“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t …

Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce

October 25, 2017 – 10:46 am | Comments Off on Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce440 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 | 999 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 Team796 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 | 1,448 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 | 1,380 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 | 1,295 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 | 1,765 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 | 1,645 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 …