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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 384 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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Myth busting – Teaching to discriminate fake science from real science

February 16, 2017 – 10:08 am | 13 Comments | 1,280 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 | 1,354 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 | 3,299 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 | 1,610 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 | 2,341 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. …

Rapping Across the Curriculum

September 8, 2016 – 2:20 pm | One Comment | 1,994 views

The following is a guest post by Dan Parker. 
Dan Parker holds an M.A. in Education and a B. Ed. in High School History and French Second Language. He taught in Quebec for three years and …

Types de textes, genres de textes, séquences textuelles, discours, mode… J’en perds mon latin !

May 11, 2016 – 11:40 am | Comments Off on Types de textes, genres de textes, séquences textuelles, discours, mode… J’en perds mon latin !3,648 views

J’enseigne le FLS au niveau secondaire et je voulais savoir à quel niveau je devais enseigner le texte explicatif. Or, après avoir regardé à la loupe le Programme de formation de l’école québécoise (PFÉQ) et …

Interagir, c’est beaucoup plus que parler!

April 20, 2016 – 10:31 am | Comments Off on Interagir, c’est beaucoup plus que parler!1,249 views

Collaboration spéciale de Jean Provençal, conseiller pédagogique à la commission scolaire Eastern Townships. Jean a enseigné le français, langue seconde au secondaire pendant plus de 20 ans et a aussi contribué à la rédaction du programme de français langue …

Beyond the Textbook: One woman’s STEAM journey

March 30, 2016 – 9:19 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: One woman’s STEAM journey1,536 views

Beyond the Textbook series is following up on a recent post about nurturing girls’ interest in STEM careers with an interview with physicist, entrepreneur, programmer and CEO of Moondrop Entertainment, Ana Albir. I met Ana recently at …

Feedback Street: Formative Assessment in History

March 16, 2016 – 9:01 am | Comments Off on Feedback Street: Formative Assessment in History1,838 views

In my previous post,  I’d discussed the flipped classroom and how I’ve structured my classroom.  One of the benefits that I’ve found with the flipped approach, has been the interactions that I’ve been able to …