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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 58 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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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.

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

February 24, 2015 – 12:03 pm | 2 Comments | 1,627 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 | 2,413 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 FLS2,000 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 Classroom4,341 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 Lynch3,184 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?2,840 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? …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue

April 18, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Comments Off on A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue1,462 views

Towards the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, I wrote about a multi-board professional development initiative that involved mentoring. As the year draws slowly but surely to a close, the mentors got together to take …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,145 views

I recently read Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffman Davis (2008), founder of the  Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reading this book hot on the heels of Susan …

The Big Picture: Revisiting the Cross Curricular Competencies

March 15, 2013 – 9:34 am | 3 Comments | 3,984 views

I’m sitting in my home office today as my bathroom, kitchen and hallway are being ripped down to the studs. It’s stressful and the one thing that is keeping me from flinging myself from my …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development

November 15, 2012 – 3:04 pm | 2 Comments | 1,738 views
Beakers

I’ve always been interested in the way professionals learn (or fail to learn) in practice. As far back as 1998, when I worked with the South Shore School Board (yes, before the linguistic school boards!) …