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October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 356 views

I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

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« Tu fais quoi maman ? » Les multiples rôles du conseiller pédagogique en FLS

September 26, 2018 – 9:47 am | 2 Comments | 2,705 views

Du haut de ses 5 ans, mon fils m’a demandé ce que je faisais comme travail. Je lui ai dit : «Je suis une conseillère pédagogique.»Et lui, avec ses grands yeux interrogatifs, il a répliqué : …

Cell Phones in the Classroom: Music education in the BYOD era

May 23, 2018 – 1:16 pm | Comments Off on Cell Phones in the Classroom: Music education in the BYOD era3,781 views

Guest post by musician Louise Campbell, Artist in Schools
I have a bias towards living life unplugged, especially when it comes to being in a classroom with a room full of students. Despite this preference, tech is …

Écrire à la manière d’un auteur! Une approche pour la production écrite en FLS

May 9, 2018 – 6:47 am | Comments Off on Écrire à la manière d’un auteur! Une approche pour la production écrite en FLS549 views

Le 26 avril dernier a eu lieu le tout premier colloque L’école de demain s’affiche! des finissants des baccalauréats en éducation de l’Université de Montréal. Ce colloque, présenté sous forme d’affiches, marquait la fin de la formation …

STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior

February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | Comments Off on STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior507 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 …

Music, Memory and Making the Most of Earworms

January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | Comments Off on Music, Memory and Making the Most of Earworms1,269 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 | 597 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 | 1,500 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 …

Interagir, oui. Mais comment ?

September 27, 2017 – 10:25 am | Comments Off on Interagir, oui. Mais comment ?1,253 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 …

Dear Prime Minister: Writing letters for World Environment Day

May 16, 2017 – 12:39 pm | One Comment | 1,371 views

Back in 2002, when I was teaching Secondary Three English Language Arts, then-United States President George W. Bush was trying to pull together a coalition of allies to attack Iraq for (wrongly) suspecting the country …

Singing the Grade School Blues

April 19, 2017 – 9:33 am | 2 Comments | 883 views

When I was about twelve years old I was flipping through my parent’s record collection and came across B.B. King ‎– Live In Cook County Jail, an album cover faded and textured like prison denim.
From …