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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 18 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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Blue Metropolis: Bringing Professionals into the Classroom

December 4, 2015 – 11:35 am | Comments Off on Blue Metropolis: Bringing Professionals into the Classroom1,320 views

On a warm fall day, I sat down with Lisanne Gamelin, the new Educational and Social program coordinator for Blue Metropolis. I was struck by her enthusiasm for projects that bring professional writers, photographers and …

Science Misconceptions – How Should Teachers Deal With Them?

November 20, 2015 – 1:09 pm | 2 Comments | 2,375 views

We’ve all heard or expressed the common teacher refrain or some variation of “I taught it to them so many times and in so many different ways and yet they still got it wrong on …

The Great Canadian Experiment that Worked: L’immersion française dans nos écoles

November 17, 2015 – 9:32 am | 2 Comments | 9,095 views

Collaboration spéciale de Marla Williams, Coordonnatrice CPF – Québec

Murielle Parkes, Olga Melikoff, Valerie Neale.
Although these names are unfamiliar to most Canadian households, these three anglophone mothers from Montreal’s South Shore profoundly influenced Canada’s educational system through …

Flipped History: A new approach for a new curriculum

November 3, 2015 – 10:31 pm | 3 Comments | 1,791 views

As you know, I’m piloting the new History of Quebec and Canada curriculum. In my previous post, “History of Quebec and Canada – Planning for a new curriculum” I discussed unit planning, learning intentions and …

How Should we Assess Students in Inquiry-based Science?

September 29, 2015 – 3:25 pm | 5 Comments | 1,347 views

The school year has begun and science teachers are working hard to develop and enact their inquiry-based programs. They are mindful of the fact that they have to not only assess their students’ progress as …

History of Quebec and Canada – Planning for a new curriculum

September 23, 2015 – 8:52 am | 2 Comments | 2,679 views

The 2015-2016 school year is here and I have the privilege of piloting the new History of Quebec and Canada program.  There are three other teachers piloting the secondary III program in the English sector, …

Beyond the Textbook: Righting the Math Course

September 15, 2015 – 10:44 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Righting the Math Course1,330 views

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The lecture, textbook, worksheet, pop-quiz, test and exam cycle are the traditional delivery tools used in most schools to teach mathematics. It’s the way you and I were probably taught math. Teachers, at the …

Beyond the Textbook: The Math Dip

June 3, 2015 – 9:35 pm | 2 Comments | 2,230 views

 
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“I’m horrible in math, I’ll never use this in my life, what’s the point in trying, I suck at it, it makes no sense to me, I’ll never been good at math, this textbook is …

Qu’est-ce que la lecture multimodale ?

May 26, 2015 – 9:43 pm | One Comment | 3,244 views

Collaboration spéciale de Véronique Landry
Conseillère pédagogique en français, langue seconde à la CSSWL
En lisant cet extrait d’Astérix et Obélix, vous avez sûrement compris que l’on est témoin d’un banquet bruyant, que le chef est frustré, …

The Story of Manga – Do something like this, but better

May 12, 2015 – 1:42 pm | 4 Comments | 2,144 views

I’m a learn-by-doing kind of guy.  As a teacher, when it came time to planning my lessons I was not someone who could just wing it.  I always had to complete my own version of …