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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 468 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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Articles by Christiane Dufour

Christiane Dufour is a pedagogical consultant with LEARN, currently working with kindergarten teachers and consultants to provide materials and information to support their practices. She has a formal background in psychology and 30 years combined experience in education as a teacher, technology consultant and pedagogical consultant with LEARN.

A blast from the past or back to the future?

May 1, 2018 – 4:22 pm | One Comment | 181 views
Gestetner Rotary Cyclostyle

Some time ago, my past caught up with me and it was both a pleasure and a shock.
In 1968, at the ripe young age of 22, I was a chemistry teacher to a group of …

Vestige du passé ou retour vers le futur?

May 1, 2018 – 4:19 pm | One Comment | 128 views

Il y a quelque temps, mon passé m’a rattrapé et ce fut à la fois un plaisir et un choc.
En 1968, j’enseignais la chimie du haut de mes 22 ans à un groupe d’élèves de …

Enter K – Exit Play?

November 2, 2016 – 4:54 pm | Comments Off on Enter K – Exit Play?1,520 views

Is Play on the Endangered List of our Kindergarten Practices?
A friend of mine, an experienced teacher, was reminiscing on her years teaching kindergarten. She regaled us with funny stories, precious moments, and some great aha! …

K is for Kindergarten: Why parents matter in the transition to school

June 8, 2016 – 10:52 am | One Comment | 1,562 views

I still remember the day I went to our local school to inquire about registering my daughter for kindergarten. It was going to be a big step for her, and I vaguely felt it would …

K is for Kindergarten: Easing into school

April 14, 2016 – 11:34 am | Comments Off on K is for Kindergarten: Easing into school1,056 views

This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to the wonderful world of kindergarten.
It’s the time of year when parents of pre-school aged children are thinking of kindergarten, and the Great Transition from …

The Tablet in the Room: Tablet Technology in Kindergarten

September 25, 2013 – 1:35 pm | One Comment | 11,472 views

Tablets, most often though not exclusively iPads, are fast making their way into the class.  I’ve often been asked whether they should be put in the hands of kindergarten children and, in my answers, I …