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Guest post by musician Louise Campbell, Artist in Schools
I have a bias towards living life unplugged, especially when it comes to being in a classroom with a room full of students. Despite this preference, tech is …

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Articles by Paul Rombough

LEARN consultant in Social Sciences, ERC, Phys. Ed., and this year an online History teacher and active blogger on real-world teacher (and student!) issues.

Rapping Across the Curriculum

September 8, 2016 – 2:20 pm | One Comment | 1,973 views

The following is a guest post by Dan Parker. 
Dan Parker holds an M.A. in Education and a B. Ed. in High School History and French Second Language. He taught in Quebec for three years and …

A Time and a Place for Elsewhere: The Role of Context in the Social Science classroom

April 29, 2015 – 9:10 am | 4 Comments | 1,862 views

How do you help your students discover local and global contexts in History and Geography classes? Tell us by commenting below, or tweet to @learnquebec
In the Quebec education system the notion of the “elsewhere” society …

Born to Learn: Life-long learning as a goal for schools

February 18, 2015 – 10:01 am | 2 Comments | 1,635 views

Guest post by Anne-Marie De Silva, ERC Consultant at the English Montreal School Board
Will our students need to rediscover the joy of learning in spite of school, rather than because of it? What do you think? …

The connection between learning and passion

February 4, 2015 – 10:51 am | 5 Comments | 2,516 views

Post by Tracy Rosen, Education Consultant,  RECIT Provinicial Service for General Adult Education
A while back I began to prepare for a workshop on Blogging with Passion and I soon realized that I was not going to …

Geolocalize it: The global context of everything

March 26, 2014 – 9:25 am | Comments Off on Geolocalize it: The global context of everything3,610 views

The idea for this blog post came to me after I presented a short webinar on the mapping and drawing application Cartograf last week (Archive available here).   Previously I had published a post about …

iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it?

November 19, 2013 – 3:47 pm | Comments Off on iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it?2,580 views

Ambitious, or is this boat just overloaded?  Recently I dared to venture away from my consultant’s desk and enter the classroom again, to help a teacher, my good friend Mr. Matt Russell, with an ambitious …

3 a.m. blogging, and why social sciences (/school) should be social, and public!

May 8, 2013 – 7:49 pm | 5 Comments | 2,961 views

First I will partially explain the title, as NOT being because my new baby boy woke me up earlier at 2 a.m.  It’s about what kept ringing in my head afterwards, and the fact that …

Cartograf: Taking time for power mapping

January 24, 2013 – 2:12 pm | 3 Comments | 3,337 views

When your day is long, and you are intellectually spread thin, nothing refreshes like a quick afternoon map.  I don’t know about you, but even when I can’t focus on anything else, maps are easy …

Imagining a more meaningful and contributive future for education

December 5, 2012 – 9:15 am | 2 Comments | 2,155 views

Last year I wrote a blog entry about my online History course, and about my efforts to bring “reality” into my classroom.  I described trying to make my course relevant to 16 year olds, went …

History, reality…. and parties

March 7, 2012 – 9:38 am | 3 Comments | 6,218 views

There is an underlying subtext that subversively sneaks in and out of my grade 10 history course this year.  It’s called reality.  Sometimes we call it the present day, sometimes it is just called news. …