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October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 356 views

I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

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Shoreline Project connects the local and global

October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 356 views

I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

Leveraging Fortnite in Education: What can educators learn from games?

October 3, 2018 – 11:45 am | 2 Comments | 268 views

Fortnite has quickly become all consuming for many of our youngsters in 2018. They play for hours on end, discuss complex strategies at lunch tables, worship the ritualized character “dances”, will do whatever chores you ask …

« Tu fais quoi maman ? » Les multiples rôles du conseiller pédagogique en FLS

September 26, 2018 – 9:47 am | 2 Comments | 2,705 views

Du haut de ses 5 ans, mon fils m’a demandé ce que je faisais comme travail. Je lui ai dit : «Je suis une conseillère pédagogique.»Et lui, avec ses grands yeux interrogatifs, il a répliqué : …

The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces

September 18, 2018 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces300 views

 
 
 

The word on the street these days is Design. It comes up in terms like ‘design thinking’ and ‘design process’. Educators are increasingly being urged to use design in their professional practice and to teach …

Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1

June 1, 2018 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1245 views

This is Part 2 of a two-part post. You can read the first part here.

My last post described the creation stages and final product of our first year in what we called the Self-Paced Blended …

LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning – Year 1

May 30, 2018 – 11:27 am | 4 Comments | 636 views

This post is part 1 of a two-part series.

Have you ever put your life’s work all in one place and tried to make it coherent and meaningful and beautiful? Me neither… until this year!
At LEARN, …

Reconciliation: Beginning the journey in schools

May 28, 2018 – 2:55 pm | One Comment | 862 views

Collaboration spéciale de Sylvie Altarac, French teacher at Rosemere High School (RHS), SWLSB
This is a brief description of a long thought out endeavour on my part at bringing pedagogy and “Reconciliation 2017” to the Sir …

Cell Phones in the Classroom: Music education in the BYOD era

May 23, 2018 – 1:16 pm | Comments Off on Cell Phones in the Classroom: Music education in the BYOD era3,782 views

Guest post by musician Louise Campbell, Artist in Schools
I have a bias towards living life unplugged, especially when it comes to being in a classroom with a room full of students. Despite this preference, tech is …

The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux

May 18, 2018 – 9:05 am | Comments Off on The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux352 views

I previously wrote about the Power of Words here. This is a follow up to that discussion, with even more concrete suggestions for changing the language we use in classrooms.
“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t …

Écrire à la manière d’un auteur! Une approche pour la production écrite en FLS

May 9, 2018 – 6:47 am | Comments Off on Écrire à la manière d’un auteur! Une approche pour la production écrite en FLS549 views

Le 26 avril dernier a eu lieu le tout premier colloque L’école de demain s’affiche! des finissants des baccalauréats en éducation de l’Université de Montréal. Ce colloque, présenté sous forme d’affiches, marquait la fin de la formation …