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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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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 …

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

November 28, 2011 – 5:23 pm | One Comment | 1,625 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 | 2,273 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 | 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 …

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

October 17, 2011 – 8:19 pm | 8 Comments | 4,319 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 …

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 …

Interaction or Interactivity? How we use IWBs and electronic tablets

October 4, 2011 – 9:06 am | 2 Comments | 1,668 views

L’original de ce texte à été publié en français le lundi, 3 octobre, 2011.
This is the English version. 
The current adoption of IWBs (Interactive White Boards)by educators, coupled with the growing popularity of tablet computers in schools …

Interaction ou Interactivité: notre utilisation des TBI et des tablettes électroniques

October 3, 2011 – 12:27 pm | One Comment | 2,681 views

L’avènement des TBI (tableaux blancs interactifs) et l’apparition des tablettes électroniques dans le monde de l’éducation a mis en relief une notion à laquelle nous faisons de plus en plus référence: l’interactivité. En effet, lorsqu’on …

Learner Motivation: A Wannabe Runner’s Musings

September 28, 2011 – 9:30 am | 8 Comments | 3,673 views
woman running

I started running again at the end of August. Now, for those of you who don’t know me well (or at all), this may not sound like a big deal. I mean, I’m not a …

Terry Fox Run: interview with Debbie Laurie

September 13, 2011 – 9:16 am | 3 Comments | 2,114 views

I just read a blog post which talked about 21st century skills for teachers and students. One of the aspects mentioned was the importance of community involvement. I had the opportunity to interview Debbie Laurie, …