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I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

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Articles by Sylwia Bielec

Sylwia Bielec is an instructional designer and pedagogical consultant at LEARN. Her expertise is in professional learning, reflective practice and informal/community learning. She also has a background in media production with students. She is the editor of the LEARN blog.

One Year Later: Passing thoughts of a newbie-flash-in-the-pan principal

June 2, 2016 – 9:53 pm | 2 Comments | 1,516 views

Three Little Lessons Learned – One Year Later
Special series by Neil MacIntosh – You can read his previous posts here, here and here.
After much procrastination, after fixing other things in the house that did not really …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,697 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

CORAL: New initiatives in adult education

October 21, 2015 – 9:36 am | 2 Comments | 1,827 views

post by Barbara Goode, Cheryl Pratt and Suzanne Longpré, LEARN
The Adult Education & Vocational Training sector (AEVT) is the only growing sector in most English school boards in Quebec. According to Ministry indicators, in 2011-2012, …

More on Leadership Style: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal

April 1, 2015 – 3:17 pm | Comments Off on More on Leadership Style: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal1,406 views

This post follows this one by new Principal Neil MacIntosh, as he reflects in real time on his first year on the job. What are some of your leadership challenges? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
January is a time …

Leadership Style: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal

February 24, 2015 – 12:03 pm | 2 Comments | 1,793 views

This post follows this one by new Principal Neil MacIntosh, as he reflects in real time on his first year on the job. What is your leadership style? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
This is a …

The Walk-through: Passing thoughts of a newbie one-year flash-in-the-pan principal

October 23, 2014 – 5:37 pm | 6 Comments | 2,905 views

This post is the first of a series from new Principal Neil MacIntosh, as he reflects in real time on his first year on the job.
“The less you open your heart to others, the more …

La ludification d’une classe de FLS

September 24, 2014 – 11:56 am | Comments Off on La ludification d’une classe de FLS2,259 views

L’autre jour, j’écoutais un baladoweb de la série Freakonomics au sujet de la motivation, plus précisément, au sujet de comment éduquer les gens à faire des bons choix en terme de santé et d’obéissance aux …

All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom

April 10, 2014 – 12:03 pm | Comments Off on All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom4,667 views

In February, I attended a session at the LCEEQ conference given by Avi Spector on Gamification. I was skeptical, as gamification is getting a lot of press from corporate training and marketing folks, and we …

Teacher Profile: An interview with Cycle 1 teacher Mary Ellen Lynch

January 15, 2014 – 9:44 am | Comments Off on Teacher Profile: An interview with Cycle 1 teacher Mary Ellen Lynch3,375 views

Name: Mary Ellen Lynch
School and Board: St-Johns School Riverside SB
Level: Cycle 1
Subject: General (All)
Experience: 30 (15 yrs USA, 15 years QC)
 
 
I met Mary Ellen a few years ago in the context of an Action Research …

Brand New Tool, Same Old School?

December 18, 2013 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off on Brand New Tool, Same Old School?3,056 views

This is a guest post by Marc-André Lalande, a consultant with the RÉCIT Provincial Service in General Adult Education. It was originally published as part of the online newsletter Online PD Monthly.
Can you remember this? …