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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 596 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

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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 1192 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 | 426 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 | 785 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 era3,723 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 Redux292 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 FLS494 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 …

A blast from the past or back to the future?

May 1, 2018 – 4:22 pm | One Comment | 198 views
Gestetner Rotary Cyclostyle

Some time ago, my past caught up with me and it was both a pleasure and a shock.
In 1968, at the ripe young age of 22, I was a chemistry teacher to a group of …

Vestige du passé ou retour vers le futur?

May 1, 2018 – 4:19 pm | One Comment | 160 views

Il y a quelque temps, mon passé m’a rattrapé et ce fut à la fois un plaisir et un choc.
En 1968, j’enseignais la chimie du haut de mes 22 ans à un groupe d’élèves de …

STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior

February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | Comments Off on STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior473 views
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This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …

Teacher Appreciation – Never Give Up!

February 9, 2018 – 9:50 am | One Comment | 1,691 views

A word that I enjoy, and like to use, is sticktoitiveness.  Also written as stick-to-it-ive-ness, it means perseverance and tenacity. As educators, we don’t want our students to give up easily as soon as they start …