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March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 2 Comments | 453 views

Alors qu’un jour, des collègues et moi, tous conseillers pédagogiques en intégration des TIC (technologies de l’information et de la communication), étions animés d’un grand enthousiasme lors d’une rencontre, j’ai lancé une question dont les …

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

February 14, 2012 – 10:26 am | 10 Comments | 11,395 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 …

Making meaning, making media

January 19, 2012 – 11:34 am | 2 Comments | 2,806 views

Schools and many homes today are equipped with at the very least some rudimentary form of media-making device. My own two-year old loves grabbing the iPad and going for the camera icon, clumsily taking pictures …

Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls

December 20, 2011 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls1,458 views

This is a guest post by Mario Pasteris, executive director of the Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning
Mark Twain once said, “ I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
 
In today’s world, lifelong learning …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy, Part II: Critical Literacy Defined

December 14, 2011 – 1:40 pm | 10 Comments | 5,336 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
My husband and I have spent years discussing and debating our perspectives and understanding of every aspect of the field of education.  We met when we were in high school, and went our …

Howard Gardner at the Global Education Conference

December 8, 2011 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on Howard Gardner at the Global Education Conference1,304 views

I recently had the privilege to hear Howard Gardner interviewed by his son, Andrew Gardner, at the Global Education Conference. I did not have to go to the conference; it came to me through Blackboard …

Life stories in the classroom, and beyond!

December 6, 2011 – 8:49 am | 6 Comments | 4,346 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 …

Telling it Like it Is, Part II: Action Research and Data Collection

November 28, 2011 – 5:23 pm | One Comment | 1,718 views

In my previous post on Action Research in the classroom, I wrote about the idea of action research as a form of self-directed professional learning. I think that we learn to be better teachers by …

You are not your mark

November 15, 2011 – 8:45 am | 6 Comments | 2,369 views

After a few weeks of flipping, and having time to actually talk to my students and listen to them, I now realize how much I’ve been missing all these years. I used to give tests, mark …

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

November 8, 2011 – 1:16 pm | 43 Comments | 9,160 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 …

Telling It Like It Is: Action research and asking the right question

October 17, 2011 – 8:19 pm | 8 Comments | 4,471 views

I was animating a short morning session on the practice of Action Research last week. It was Friday, to be exact, the kind of rainy morning you wished you were cocooned in a bathrobe somewhere …