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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 …

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Think like a Historian: The Intellectual Operations Master Kit

November 13, 2017 – 12:21 pm | 584 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 ?833 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 | 751 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 | 539 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!612 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 | 895 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 | 1,088 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? …

Productive Failure in Science Learning

November 22, 2016 – 5:14 pm | 6 Comments | 2,159 views

Has this ever happened to you? Some time ago I was putting together a bathroom cabinet kit following the Ikea instructions as carefully as I could. When I was close to completion, having struggled and …

Science Misconceptions: A new look on conceptual change

October 25, 2016 – 3:04 pm | One Comment | 1,338 views

This is a guest post by Guillaume Malenfant-Robichaud and Patrice Potvin from the Équipe de recherche en éducation scientifique et technologique [ÉREST] at UQAM.
It is well known by science educators that students come to school riddled with …

La rétroaction corrective à l’oral

October 18, 2016 – 9:36 am | 2 Comments | 1,093 views

La rétroaction corrective à l’oral Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
La rétroaction corrective de la communication orale est une stratégie d’enseignement utilisée en salle de classe dans le but d’améliorer les compétences et les habiletés linguistiques des élèves. …