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June 25, 2019 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV295 views

When the time finally rolls round to assemble this final LEARN blog post of the year, most educators we encounter tend to be dazed, confused – often struggling to understand what the heck just happened …

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Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV

June 25, 2019 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV295 views

When the time finally rolls round to assemble this final LEARN blog post of the year, most educators we encounter tend to be dazed, confused – often struggling to understand what the heck just happened …

Teachers leading the way with reconciliACTION

June 18, 2019 – 11:10 am | Comments Off on Teachers leading the way with reconciliACTION152 views

June 21st is National Indigenous People’s Day.  I’m taking this moment, four years after the release of the final report on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools to reflect on the role of …

Walk a Mile: A story of entrepreneurship and the Arts

June 4, 2019 – 4:29 pm | One Comment | 513 views

Entrepreneurship is a way for individuals to be fulfilled, express their values, bring their ideas to life, gain control of their lives and contribute to their community. Entrepreneurial spirit is forged and evolves throughout one’s …

Do Board Games Have a Place in Education?

February 27, 2019 – 3:45 pm | One Comment | 892 views
Girl Contemplates the World

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion around gamifying the classroom, from classroom management apps like Classroom Dojo, to gamifying curriculum milestones. But what about good ol’ board games? You know, the ones that …

Inside Birding: How community partnerships can ignite student curiosity

February 18, 2019 – 4:08 pm | One Comment | 1,085 views

“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”
-David Attenborough, The Life of Birds

This is the …

Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!

February 13, 2019 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!917 views

When we picture educators, perhaps we most often usually imagine them in a classroom full of students, in front of a whiteboard, or working at a desk. Many of the teachers highlighted this week, are …

Teacher Appreciation – Merci! Thank you!

February 4, 2019 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Merci! Thank you!799 views

This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, as highlighted by le Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur, has as its very simple theme: Thanks! Merci!
Expressing and recognizing gratitude has been shown to make one feel happier. It is …

Daily Physical Activity in Schools. Let’s Get a Move On!

January 30, 2019 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Daily Physical Activity in Schools. Let’s Get a Move On!2,203 views

“Schools have an important role to play in helping students to understand issues related to health and well-being and to adopt a healthy lifestyle. They must provide students with an environment that is safe and …

La ludopédagogie

December 10, 2018 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off on La ludopédagogie7,390 views

 
Nous ne cessons pas de jouer parce que nous sommes vieux; nous devenons vieux parce que nous cessons de jouer. George Bernard Shaw
Après avoir assisté à un atelier donné par Geneviève Ducharme et Emilie Laquerre …

Drawing a Lesson: Familiarity Breeds Creativity

November 27, 2018 – 4:11 pm | One Comment | 2,811 views

Putting herself in an unfamiliar learning setting, Christiane Dufour experienced first-hand what happens in the “making” process when one is unfamiliar with the materials and the techniques associated with them. It brought home what three …