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School Life in Malawi: The Challenges Faced by Malawian Teachers

August 15, 2012 – 4:02 pm | One Comment | 6,021 views

As Sophie’s time in Malawi continued, she was fortunate to be invited not only to observe classrooms in action but to speak also with the Malawian teachers about the daily struggles that they face both …

School Life in Malawi: A Reflection on Malawian Teaching Methods

July 31, 2012 – 1:54 pm | One Comment | 2,257 views

Before delving into this third posting from Malawi, I think it will help the reader get a better sense of what they are reading if they get to know a little bit more about the …

School Life in Malawi: A Brief Overview of Their Education System

July 3, 2012 – 10:58 pm | Comments Off on School Life in Malawi: A Brief Overview of Their Education System1,609 views

by Sophie Bass and Melanie Stonebanks
Welcome back to the Warm Heart of Africa!  This second posting in the series was greatly assisted by Mr. Henry Lemani who not only provided the necessary background information on …

Ma correction et la nouvelle orthographe: Comment ne pas pénaliser nos élèves injustement !

June 12, 2012 – 4:22 pm | Comments Off on Ma correction et la nouvelle orthographe: Comment ne pas pénaliser nos élèves injustement !20,035 views

Le beau temps est arrivé. Les élèves sont fébriles. Les salles de classe sont désertées… Voici une autre année qui tire à sa fin avec les dernières journées d’école et les examens finaux et, pour …

School Life in Malawi Part I: An Introduction to the Warm Heart of Africa

June 6, 2012 – 10:27 am | One Comment | 2,278 views

By Melanie Stonebanks and Sophie Bass
For four years now, my husband, Dr. Christopher Stonebanks, has been traveling in the late springtime to Malawi, fondly referred to as “The Warm Heart of Africa”.  For five weeks …

Memories From the Field: Part III – Rainbow of Dreams

May 31, 2012 – 8:59 am | 2 Comments | 2,155 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
By looking back and by remembering the past, I have attempted to bind my past experiences as a professional educator in several contexts and roles to create patterns of my professional development in …

Old School Social Networking: The Power of the Student Exchange

May 23, 2012 – 9:20 am | 9 Comments | 3,114 views
SEVEC exchange participants

I vividly and fondly remember bits and pieces of my first experience as an exchange student. I was in grade 6 at École St. Noël-Chabanel in North York, Ontario.  Our class had been paired with …

Memories From the Field Part II: “Dear Prime Minister”

May 8, 2012 – 11:22 am | Comments Off on Memories From the Field Part II: “Dear Prime Minister”2,910 views

By Melanie Stonebanks
The unexamined life isn’t worth living. – Socrates, 450 BC
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my early teaching experiences in inner-city Montreal. This entry builds on that previous post and will hopefully contribute …

Mon expérience scolaire!

May 1, 2012 – 9:30 am | One Comment | 2,663 views

Pour cet article, j’ai décidé de laisser la parole à un expert du domaine de l’éducation, un de mes élèves de 5e secondaire et ce, afin qu’il témoigne de son expérience dans notre système scolaire …

Can You Hear Me?

April 24, 2012 – 11:11 am | 8 Comments | 5,475 views
Can You Hear Me?

by Stephen Kohner
Teacher, Baie-Comeau High School
On-line SOS Tutor for LEARN
I have been an on-line tutor for LEARN for a number of years now. I tutor one night a week for the SOS Writing Centre during …