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December 10, 2018 – 12:12 pm | 156 views

 
Nous ne cessons pas de jouer parce que nous sommes vieux; nous devenons vieux parce que nous cessons de jouer. George Bernard Shaw
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Articles by Melanie Stonebanks

Dressed for Success: The Teaching Coat

December 9, 2014 – 8:52 pm | 2 Comments | 3,709 views

 
Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the teacher. (Palmer, 1997)
This year as I began my own journey working with the graduating class from the School …

Against Islamophobia: Teaching Tolerance in Today’s Classroom

November 3, 2014 – 10:41 am | One Comment | 2,868 views

I suppose the word to best describe what I was feeling at that moment was shock.  Yes, shock which was instantaneously followed by surprise, disbelief and then uncertainty.  I scanned the room, my eyes searching …

Celebrating the Journey: A Reflection on Learning from Experience

May 14, 2014 – 9:12 am | 2 Comments | 2,156 views

 I still find the word praxis daunting, humbling and inspiring. It is a challenge of putting theory into practice and to transform a small part of the world around us in a manner that is …

Education for Sustainable Development: Life as a Pre-service Teacher, Part 2

March 17, 2014 – 9:03 pm | Comments Off on Education for Sustainable Development: Life as a Pre-service Teacher, Part 22,532 views

This post is part of the Life as a Pre-Service Teacher series. You can read the first post in that series about Experiential Learning  here.
Adam Young is a B.Ed candidate at Bishop’s University in the …

Life as a Pre-service teacher, Part 1 “Experiential Learning: Teaching Beyond the Classroom Walls”

October 26, 2013 – 9:17 pm | Comments Off on Life as a Pre-service teacher, Part 1 “Experiential Learning: Teaching Beyond the Classroom Walls”1,613 views

I have had the pleasure of working with pre-service teachers since 2003.  My years at McGill and now Bishop’s University have been filled with countless hours of joy, discovery, debate, and of course learning.  Throughout …

Praxis Malawi: It Takes a Global Village to Build a School

June 21, 2013 – 2:22 pm | Comments Off on Praxis Malawi: It Takes a Global Village to Build a School1,266 views

As schools across the province are in the midst of end of year festivities and rituals from graduation and exams to field trips and track meets, half way across the world in Malawi, Africa a …

A Reminder That Life is Good: the QEP, Professional Autonomy and Paulo Freire

May 30, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 3 Comments | 3,379 views

It was the spring of 1999.  Heading out the door of the inner city elementary school where both my husband and I were working, I bombarded him (as I always did) with a series of …

The Power of Poetry

April 30, 2013 – 10:39 am | 3 Comments | 5,186 views

Crowded Tub
There are too many kids in this tub.
There are too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I’m sure wasn’t mine.
There are too many kids in this tub.
– Shel Silverstein
© Shel Silverstein, …

Happy Valentine’s Day from a Life Long Learner

February 13, 2013 – 10:04 am | Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day from a Life Long Learner1,217 views

I have spent the past twenty years of my life entrenched in the Elementary school system here in Quebec. My roles and responsibilities may have shifted and evolved over the course of time but my …

Teacher Profiles: An Interview With Catherine Barnard

January 7, 2013 – 11:39 am | 7 Comments | 2,517 views

Happy New Year from the LEARN bloggers! At this time of renewal and rethinking old habits, here’s hoping this Teacher Profile of Catherine Barnard  inspires you to “upgrade” an area of your literacy teaching practice! …