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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 378 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

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The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux

May 18, 2018 – 9:05 am | Comments Off on The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux231 views

I previously wrote about the Power of Words here. This is a follow up to that discussion, with even more concrete suggestions for changing the language we use in classrooms.
“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t …

Who Needs Kindness? The role of kindness in schools

January 30, 2018 – 11:12 am | 10 Comments | 1,493 views

This is a guest post by Kathleen Murray, teacher, consultant and author of  Teach Kindness First. Teaching empathy: One conversation at a time. Read on to find out how you could win a copy of her …

Feedback Fridays with LEARN Tutoring

March 23, 2017 – 10:56 am | Comments Off on Feedback Fridays with LEARN Tutoring913 views
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LEARN Tutoring has gone through a major transformation in the last year and a half.  Several substantial changes were made, all with the goals of improving, and having more students/families take advantage of, our service – …

The Power of Words: Dismantling the fixed mindset

February 22, 2017 – 10:34 am | One Comment | 1,396 views

If you believe, “It’s hard for me to learn new things,” “I’m not good with science,” “I’m not a natural dancer,” “I’m not creative,” “I’m a pessimist,” you’re probably living with a fixed mindset. Such a mindset locks your abilities in place, …

Pour que les devoirs comptent

October 5, 2016 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Pour que les devoirs comptent2,025 views

La question des devoirs est un sujet controversé. Pour certains, ils sont à proscrire alors que d’autres y tiennent obstinément. Certaines écoles sont même jugées par la quantité de devoirs qu’elles donnent.
Mais qu’en est-il réellement ?
Des arguments du …

K is for Kindergarten: Why parents matter in the transition to school

June 8, 2016 – 10:52 am | One Comment | 1,546 views

I still remember the day I went to our local school to inquire about registering my daughter for kindergarten. It was going to be a big step for her, and I vaguely felt it would …

K is for Kindergarten: Easing into school

April 14, 2016 – 11:34 am | Comments Off on K is for Kindergarten: Easing into school1,043 views

This is the first in a series of posts dedicated to the wonderful world of kindergarten.
It’s the time of year when parents of pre-school aged children are thinking of kindergarten, and the Great Transition from …

Richard Robillard : une rencontre surprenante !

January 28, 2016 – 9:28 am | Comments Off on Richard Robillard : une rencontre surprenante !2,283 views

L’automne dernier, j’ai remis mon chapeau de superviseur de stage pour les étudiants en enseignement du FLS. En corrigeant les travaux, je me suis surprise à repenser à mes années universitaires, à mes cours et …

Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers

December 9, 2015 – 10:55 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers2,341 views

“Because it’s 2015.” This Justin Trudeau quote went viral when asked why his new cabinet is half women. And yet, women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), have been on a steady decline since …

The Great Canadian Experiment that Worked: L’immersion française dans nos écoles

November 17, 2015 – 9:32 am | 2 Comments | 10,685 views

Collaboration spéciale de Marla Williams, Coordonnatrice CPF – Québec

Murielle Parkes, Olga Melikoff, Valerie Neale.
Although these names are unfamiliar to most Canadian households, these three anglophone mothers from Montreal’s South Shore profoundly influenced Canada’s educational system through …