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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 61 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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Teacher Profiles: An Interview with Julie Greto

September 19, 2012 – 10:16 am | Comments Off on Teacher Profiles: An Interview with Julie Greto2,514 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. …

Game-changers: Teachers who changed my life

September 12, 2012 – 1:48 pm | 35 Comments | 13,481 views

 Mrs. Stevens was strict.  Mrs. Stevens scowled.  Mrs. Stevens got after her students.  Mrs. Stevens had fiery red hair.  Mrs. Stevens was not some people’s favourite grade 2 teacher but…she was mine because Mrs. Stevens loved …

Ma correction et la nouvelle orthographe: Comment ne pas pénaliser nos élèves injustement !

June 12, 2012 – 4:22 pm | Comments Off on Ma correction et la nouvelle orthographe: Comment ne pas pénaliser nos élèves injustement !19,317 views

Le beau temps est arrivé. Les élèves sont fébriles. Les salles de classe sont désertées… Voici une autre année qui tire à sa fin avec les dernières journées d’école et les examens finaux et, pour …

Memories From the Field: Part III – Rainbow of Dreams

May 31, 2012 – 8:59 am | 2 Comments | 2,012 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
By looking back and by remembering the past, I have attempted to bind my past experiences as a professional educator in several contexts and roles to create patterns of my professional development in …

History, reality…. and parties

March 7, 2012 – 9:38 am | 3 Comments | 6,042 views

There is an underlying subtext that subversively sneaks in and out of my grade 10 history course this year.  It’s called reality.  Sometimes we call it the present day, sometimes it is just called news. …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy Part III: A Place to Start in Today’s Classroom

February 14, 2012 – 10:26 am | 10 Comments | 11,168 views

by Melanie Stonebanks

You don’t have to have all the answers. You only need to know the questions to ask.

As has been discussed in the previous two postings on this topic, critical literacy is a way …

Life stories in the classroom, and beyond!

December 6, 2011 – 8:49 am | 6 Comments | 4,195 views

Everyone has a story and I am no exception.  History teacher, father, wanderer, dreamer, collector of ideas — a story seemingly made up of events sewn into a social-web patchwork quilt, the edges occasionally frayed and …

Cyberconférence : 5 à 7 pédagogique

November 28, 2011 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off on Cyberconférence : 5 à 7 pédagogique3,038 views

 
 
 
 
 
 
L’idée est venue lors d’une rencontre en salle de classe de Rosemère High School en décembre 2010. Le président de l’AQEFLS, Marc-Albert Paquette et moi-même discutions des possibilités de partenariat entre nos deux organismes respectifs …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy: The Start of My Literacy Life

November 8, 2011 – 1:16 pm | 43 Comments | 8,948 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
This blog post is the first in a series of three looking into the world of Critical Literacy; an instructional approach that encourages readers to actively analyze what they are reading in order …

Projet: culture à l’écoute !

October 6, 2011 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off on Projet: culture à l’écoute !1,016 views

Je cherchais une activité intéressante à faire avec mes élèves en français, langue seconde. J’avais en tête un projet qui développerait la compétence à produire un texte oral, qui serait significatif pour eux, qui serait …