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February 27, 2019 – 3:45 pm | One Comment | 534 views

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion around gamifying the classroom, from classroom management apps like Classroom Dojo, to gamifying curriculum milestones. But what about good ol’ board games? You know, the ones that …

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Dianne is principal for LEARN's online classes and SOS LEARN.

Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!

February 13, 2019 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!677 views

When we picture educators, perhaps we most often usually imagine them in a classroom full of students, in front of a whiteboard, or working at a desk. Many of the teachers highlighted this week, are …

Teacher Appreciation – Merci! Thank you!

February 4, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Merci! Thank you!589 views

This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, as highlighted by le Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur, has as its very simple theme: Thanks! Merci!
Expressing and recognizing gratitude has been shown to make one feel happier. It is …

Teacher Appreciation – Never Give Up!

February 9, 2018 – 9:50 am | One Comment | 1,970 views

A word that I enjoy, and like to use, is sticktoitiveness.  Also written as stick-to-it-ive-ness, it means perseverance and tenacity. As educators, we don’t want our students to give up easily as soon as they start …

Teacher Appreciation – Reap the Rewards of Hard Work!

February 7, 2018 – 10:45 am | One Comment | 2,279 views

Teacher appreciation week continues on the LEARN blog! Quebec teachers, you’ve been working hard! March break is coming, but before that well-deserved rest, please know that all of your hard work is paying off.  Parents, …

Teacher Appreciation – Do What You Love, Love What You Do!

February 6, 2018 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Do What You Love, Love What You Do!2,795 views
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We’ve all heard the advice that if we find a job that we love, we’ll never really work a day in our lives. The Québec educators highlighted in this first of three blog posts in …

Feedback Fridays with LEARN Tutoring

March 23, 2017 – 10:56 am | Comments Off on Feedback Fridays with LEARN Tutoring1,078 views
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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!1,711 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 Count1,457 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!!!1,587 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 | 1,826 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 …