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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 …

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STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior

February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | 117 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 Earworms902 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 | 293 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 | 1,031 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 ?1,018 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 | 975 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 | 637 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 …

Consultation pancanadienne de l’ACPI : les professionnels de l’immersion se dévoilent!

March 29, 2017 – 3:45 pm | Comments Off on Consultation pancanadienne de l’ACPI : les professionnels de l’immersion se dévoilent!680 views

Par Marie-France Gaumont, consultante responsable de l’étude pancanadienne
en collaboration avec Chantal Bourbonnais, directrice générale de l’ACPI

Mars 2016. Les membres du conseil d’administration de l’Association canadienne des professionnels de l’immersion (ACPI) définissent les termes d’une entente …

Myth busting – Teaching to discriminate fake science from real science

February 16, 2017 – 10:08 am | 13 Comments | 1,070 views

When I was a teenager I remember my mother, herself a research scientist at the time, advising me that it was not how much science you knew that was important. Rather it was how to …

Christmas Comes Early with Canada’s PISA results

December 13, 2016 – 12:12 pm | One Comment | 1,200 views

PISA who? Canada on the rise in what? Christmas has come early where? One of the top countries in math, science and reading? Does this have anything to do with Santa? What does this all mean? …