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February 27, 2019 – 3:45 pm | One Comment | 532 views

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion around gamifying the classroom, from classroom management apps like Classroom Dojo, to gamifying curriculum milestones. But what about good ol’ board games? You know, the ones that …

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Growth Mindset: Our Mistake about Mistakes in Math

March 27, 2019 – 3:19 pm | 4 Comments | 360 views

Does the expression “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” ring true for some of your students’ mindsets? Or “that’s just how I am,” or even the classic “I’m just no good at (fill …

Do Board Games Have a Place in Education?

February 27, 2019 – 3:45 pm | One Comment | 532 views
Girl Contemplates the World

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion around gamifying the classroom, from classroom management apps like Classroom Dojo, to gamifying curriculum milestones. But what about good ol’ board games? You know, the ones that …

Inside Birding: How community partnerships can ignite student curiosity

February 18, 2019 – 4:08 pm | One Comment | 663 views

“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”
-David Attenborough, The Life of Birds

This is the …

Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!

February 13, 2019 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!672 views

When we picture educators, perhaps we most often usually imagine them in a classroom full of students, in front of a whiteboard, or working at a desk. Many of the teachers highlighted this week, are …

Daily Physical Activity in Schools. Let’s Get a Move On!

January 30, 2019 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Daily Physical Activity in Schools. Let’s Get a Move On!1,920 views

“Schools have an important role to play in helping students to understand issues related to health and well-being and to adopt a healthy lifestyle. They must provide students with an environment that is safe and …

La ludopédagogie

December 10, 2018 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off on La ludopédagogie6,876 views

 
Nous ne cessons pas de jouer parce que nous sommes vieux; nous devenons vieux parce que nous cessons de jouer. George Bernard Shaw
Après avoir assisté à un atelier donné par Geneviève Ducharme et Emilie Laquerre …

Drawing a Lesson: Familiarity Breeds Creativity

November 27, 2018 – 4:11 pm | One Comment | 2,610 views

Putting herself in an unfamiliar learning setting, Christiane Dufour experienced first-hand what happens in the “making” process when one is unfamiliar with the materials and the techniques associated with them. It brought home what three …

Artful Tinkering in Kindergarten: The creativity table

November 14, 2018 – 11:51 am | 4 Comments | 2,423 views

Be sure to scroll down in this post to see the many photos of children’s work, and their descriptions of what it made them think of.
These days, many educators are preoccupied with helping their students …

Shoreline Project connects the local and global

October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 2,016 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 | 1,405 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 …