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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 49 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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Dianne is principal for LEARN's online classes and SOS LEARN.

Feedback Fridays with LEARN Tutoring

March 23, 2017 – 10:56 am | Comments Off on Feedback Fridays with LEARN Tutoring762 views
LEARN Tutoring Flyer

LEARN Tutoring has gone through a major transformation in the last year and a half.  Several substantial changes were made, all with the goals of improving, and having more students/families take advantage of, our service – …

Teacher Appreciation – Always! Every! Totally! Extraordinary!

February 10, 2017 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Always! Every! Totally! Extraordinary!1,203 views

When reading report cards or rubrics, we have learned to look for the qualifiers that come before a description of the child’s work.  We know that if we see OCCASIONALLY instead of ALWAYS, the teacher …

Teacher Appreciation – Connections That Count

February 8, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Connections That Count1,119 views

The teachers highlighted here, in the second of three Teacher and School Staff Appreciation posts this February, have clearly connected with their students, the families, their colleagues and the school communities. The importance of building …

Teacher Appreciation – GO TEAM!!!

February 7, 2017 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – GO TEAM!!!1,078 views

Happy Teacher Appreciation Time 2017!
Depending on your school or school board, Quebec Teacher and School Staff Appreciation week is celebrated the week of either February 5 or February 12 – or even better, both! …

The Genius of Genius Hour

May 3, 2016 – 12:43 pm | One Comment | 1,419 views

My daughter recently had the opportunity to participate in a Genius Hour project at her school and then a board-wide sharing session, where principals and vice-principals met students from around the OCDSB to hear about …

Teacher Appreciation – Teachers (and Their Students) Just Want to Have Fun!

February 11, 2016 – 3:34 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Teachers (and Their Students) Just Want to Have Fun!1,593 views

For those people who may think that learning and fun cannot co-exist, or who are still of the belief that teachers shouldn’t smile until December, you haven’t worked with the teachers we highlight below in …

Teacher Appreciation – I <3 My Teacher!

February 10, 2016 – 12:39 pm | One Comment | 1,625 views

Maybe it is because Valentine’s Day is coming, but many Teacher Appreciation comments included the words “heart” or “love” in descriptions of why a nominated Quebec Educator is AWESOME!
It’s clear that the teachers highlighted in …

Teacher Appreciation – Making the Difference

February 9, 2016 – 2:13 pm | 7 Comments | 2,774 views

It’s Teacher Appreciation Time! Depending on your school or school board, Quebec celebrates Teacher and School Staff Appreciation 2016 either the week of February 1 or February 8. After reading all of the amazing shout-outs …

Onward and Upward: Fostering a growth mindset

September 8, 2015 – 2:04 pm | Comments Off on Onward and Upward: Fostering a growth mindset1,255 views

Welcome back, learners!
I am honoured, for the fifth year in a row, to write the official back-to-school post on the LEARN blog.  How do I always come up with something fresh(ish) and new(ish) to write …

Teacher Appreciation – Woot! Woot!

February 12, 2015 – 1:42 pm | 3 Comments | 2,980 views

Wow!
We have come to the last post of our three day series highlighting amazing shout-outs for outstanding teachers in Quebec’s English schools.  It’s incredibly humbling to read about the contributions these educators have made to the lives …