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Conjuguer est bien plus qu’un art !

May 27, 2014 – 11:37 am | Comments Off on Conjuguer est bien plus qu’un art !1,942 views

Collaboration spéciale de Nicole Brunet, enseignante et formatrice en didactique de la grammaire.

Lors du congrès de l’AQEFLS en avril dernier, j’ai assisté à l’atelier Exit le Béscherelle ou conjuguer n’est pas un art. J’ai été enthousiasmée …

Geolocalize it: The global context of everything

March 26, 2014 – 9:25 am | Comments Off on Geolocalize it: The global context of everything3,423 views

The idea for this blog post came to me after I presented a short webinar on the mapping and drawing application Cartograf last week (Archive available here).   Previously I had published a post about …

iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it?

November 19, 2013 – 3:47 pm | Comments Off on iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it?2,408 views

Ambitious, or is this boat just overloaded?  Recently I dared to venture away from my consultant’s desk and enter the classroom again, to help a teacher, my good friend Mr. Matt Russell, with an ambitious …

iPad en classe de FLS : mission possible !

November 11, 2013 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off on iPad en classe de FLS : mission possible !3,460 views

Cette année, j’ai décidé d’intégrer les iPad dans mon cours de FLS. Dans cet article, je veux vous faire part de ma démarche, de mes questionnements, de ma planification de leçons, du travail des élèves …

3 a.m. blogging, and why social sciences (/school) should be social, and public!

May 8, 2013 – 7:49 pm | 5 Comments | 2,743 views

First I will partially explain the title, as NOT being because my new baby boy woke me up earlier at 2 a.m.  It’s about what kept ringing in my head afterwards, and the fact that …

The Power of Poetry

April 30, 2013 – 10:39 am | 3 Comments | 4,937 views

Crowded Tub
There are too many kids in this tub.
There are too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I’m sure wasn’t mine.
There are too many kids in this tub.
– Shel Silverstein
© Shel Silverstein, …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,140 views

I recently read Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffman Davis (2008), founder of the  Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reading this book hot on the heels of Susan …

Cartograf: Taking time for power mapping

January 24, 2013 – 2:12 pm | 3 Comments | 3,097 views

When your day is long, and you are intellectually spread thin, nothing refreshes like a quick afternoon map.  I don’t know about you, but even when I can’t focus on anything else, maps are easy …

Getting Creative With Practical Science Assessments

November 26, 2012 – 10:28 am | One Comment | 1,798 views

Hand-ons labs or inquiry-based activities are the most engaging ways to learn about science. The Quebec Education Program guides us that the main steps involved in developing practical skills are: defining a problem, developing a …

Teacher Profiles: An Interview with Julie Greto

September 19, 2012 – 10:16 am | Comments Off on Teacher Profiles: An Interview with Julie Greto2,510 views

This year, we will be featuring on our blog talented and committed educators from our community. I hope that the personal paths and ways of doing of individual teachers inspire you as they do me. …