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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 68 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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Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers

December 9, 2015 – 10:55 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers2,121 views

“Because it’s 2015.” This Justin Trudeau quote went viral when asked why his new cabinet is half women. And yet, women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), have been on a steady decline since …

The Students Have Spoken: Online Classes vs. Face to Face

November 6, 2015 – 9:22 am | Comments Off on The Students Have Spoken: Online Classes vs. Face to Face1,497 views

The student’s voice tends to be the voice not heard enough in the classrooms of the world. We at LEARN decided it might be time that students were given a platform to let their voices resound. What …

Beyond the Textbook: Righting the Math Course

September 15, 2015 – 10:44 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Righting the Math Course1,338 views

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The lecture, textbook, worksheet, pop-quiz, test and exam cycle are the traditional delivery tools used in most schools to teach mathematics. It’s the way you and I were probably taught math. Teachers, at the …

The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads

June 23, 2015 – 10:35 am | Comments Off on The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads1,817 views

Editor’s note: This post was a labour of love for everyone on the LEARN team – and from a literacy perspective it’s always good to practice what you preach! 
With the 2014-2015 school year ALMOST a distant …

Beyond the Textbook: The Math Dip

June 3, 2015 – 9:35 pm | 2 Comments | 2,239 views

 
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“I’m horrible in math, I’ll never use this in my life, what’s the point in trying, I suck at it, it makes no sense to me, I’ll never been good at math, this textbook is …

Beyond the Textbook: Gamifying Classroom Management

April 22, 2015 – 7:31 am | 4 Comments | 2,611 views

 Would you consider using a gaming model of classroom management even if you yourself are not a gamer and don’t really get gaming? Tweet @learnquebec or reply below.
What if the engagement level of students in …

Beyond the Textbook: Let the Games Begin!

March 23, 2015 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Let the Games Begin!2,114 views

Are you a gamer? Do you use games in your teaching, or wish you could? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
There is no denying that the students sitting in front of us need to be …