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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 61 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 …

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2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2017 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on 2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team560 views

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

Inhale, exhale summertime is here… You made it through yet another school year chalked …

2016 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 15, 2016 – 12:09 pm | 2 Comments | 1,567 views

In the summer when the days are hot,
I like to find a shady spot,
And hardly move a single bit
And sit, and sit, and sit, and sit.
– Anonymous
As exam centres close, white boards scrubbed, classroom floors …

The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads

June 23, 2015 – 10:35 am | Comments Off on The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads1,816 views

Editor’s note: This post was a labour of love for everyone on the LEARN team – and from a literacy perspective it’s always good to practice what you preach! 
With the 2014-2015 school year ALMOST a distant …

Les compétences transversales et les domaines généraux de formation : Les mort-nés du programme de formation de l’école québécoise ?

June 10, 2015 – 2:06 pm | 2 Comments | 21,263 views

Ce n’est pas sans raison que depuis bientôt 15 ans, le programme de formation de l’école québécoise semble toujours confortablement installé au centre d’une polémique. Certains lui sont favorables alors que plusieurs lui sont farouchement …

Teacher Book Picks: Favourites from the Field

December 11, 2013 – 3:33 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Book Picks: Favourites from the Field3,716 views

With the winter holidays quickly upon us, many educators across the province will soon be on a two week break from the classroom. Susan and I thought that this might be an opportune time to …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,145 views

I recently read Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffman Davis (2008), founder of the  Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reading this book hot on the heels of Susan …

Cartograf: Taking time for power mapping

January 24, 2013 – 2:12 pm | 3 Comments | 3,109 views

When your day is long, and you are intellectually spread thin, nothing refreshes like a quick afternoon map.  I don’t know about you, but even when I can’t focus on anything else, maps are easy …

How are you Reading?

January 10, 2012 – 9:03 am | 2 Comments | 2,997 views

I bought an iPad in May and it has definitely changed my reading habits. While I am an avid reader and my house is filled with books, I have started to read books on my …

Howard Gardner at the Global Education Conference

December 8, 2011 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on Howard Gardner at the Global Education Conference1,225 views

I recently had the privilege to hear Howard Gardner interviewed by his son, Andrew Gardner, at the Global Education Conference. I did not have to go to the conference; it came to me through Blackboard …

An Evening of “Passion” with Sir Ken Robinson

November 1, 2011 – 8:54 am | 4 Comments | 1,906 views

A few weeks ago, we two brave LEARNers ventured into the wilds of Barrhaven (an Ottawa suburb fondly referred to as “Barbeque Haven”), during a rainstorm, in rush hour traffic, to participate in a leadership …