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February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | 128 views

This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …

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STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior

February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | 128 views
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This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …

Teacher Appreciation – Never Give Up!

February 9, 2018 – 9:50 am | One Comment | 760 views

A word that I enjoy, and like to use, is sticktoitiveness.  Also written as stick-to-it-ive-ness, it means perseverance and tenacity. As educators, we don’t want our students to give up easily as soon as they start …

Teacher Appreciation – Reap the Rewards of Hard Work!

February 7, 2018 – 10:45 am | One Comment | 704 views

Teacher appreciation week continues on the LEARN blog! Quebec teachers, you’ve been working hard! March break is coming, but before that well-deserved rest, please know that all of your hard work is paying off.  Parents, …

Teacher Appreciation – Do What You Love, Love What You Do!

February 6, 2018 – 2:23 pm | 1,792 views
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We’ve all heard the advice that if we find a job that we love, we’ll never really work a day in our lives. The Québec educators highlighted in this first of three blog posts in …

Music, Memory and Making the Most of Earworms

January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | Comments Off on Music, Memory and Making the Most of Earworms914 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 …

Sphere of Influence: The role of Science and Technology consultants

January 11, 2018 – 1:43 pm | One Comment | 298 views

Science teaching is a demanding and rapidly changing profession. Our many dedicated Science and Technology teachers work hard to prepare meaningful lessons and develop activities to promote student understanding of the scientific method and the …

Think like a Historian: The Intellectual Operations Master Kit

November 13, 2017 – 12:21 pm | One Comment | 1,038 views

Dan Hedges is a Social Science consultant at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.   
I’m outing myself as a nerd here, but I’m sincerely excited to describe a  student centered learning tool that has lately …

Animals in School? Fostering empathy through civic engagement

October 10, 2017 – 1:39 pm | Comments Off on Animals in School? Fostering empathy through civic engagement946 views

A special guest post by Emelie Luciani from Engage Animal Welfare Education – engageanimal.org
The Grade 6 students at Nesbitt School were lining up for their turn to greet Athena and Sofia. Having done this activity …

Interagir, oui. Mais comment ?

September 27, 2017 – 10:25 am | Comments Off on Interagir, oui. Mais comment ?1,025 views

Collaboration spéciale de Véronique Landry, conseillère pédagogique en FLS à la CSSWL.
L’idée de travailler à développer des ressources permettant aux élèves du secondaire d’améliorer leur compétence à interagir en français est née de plusieurs questions …

The Many Voices of an EdCamp

September 20, 2017 – 9:45 pm | 4 Comments | 815 views

2017 marks the third year of RemixEd Camp, an un-conference for educators across the province, hosted for the second year in a row at Concordia University. “An un-conference for educators” you might ask? What do I stand …