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December 10, 2018 – 12:12 pm | 226 views

 
Nous ne cessons pas de jouer parce que nous sommes vieux; nous devenons vieux parce que nous cessons de jouer. George Bernard Shaw
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SOS LEARN: The Tutors’ Perspective

April 17, 2012 – 10:47 am | 5 Comments | 3,935 views

 
SOS LEARN is a free online tutoring and homework help service that has operated through LEARN for the last five years.  The strength of SOS LEARN comes from its tutors, Quebec classroom teachers by day …

Reflective practice as professional development

March 13, 2012 – 9:44 am | 4 Comments | 2,975 views

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a group of educators, among them a pair of Cycle One teachers from the francophone sector. We got to talking about a series of learning and evaluation …

History, reality…. and parties

March 7, 2012 – 9:38 am | 3 Comments | 6,313 views

There is an underlying subtext that subversively sneaks in and out of my grade 10 history course this year.  It’s called reality.  Sometimes we call it the present day, sometimes it is just called news. …

Connecting the Virtual Dots: An interview with Dr. Terry Anderson

February 28, 2012 – 11:11 am | 3 Comments | 3,794 views
Connecting the Virtual Dots: An interview with Dr. Terry Anderson

I have an admission to make. (Wait for it.) I am a proud alumna of Canada’s Open University, Athabasca U. Back in early 2001, on maternity leave from a high school in Western Quebec, I started …

Learning to Blog – Blogging to Learn

February 21, 2012 – 10:58 am | 2 Comments | 2,983 views

A number of teachers have been blogging, sharing their best practices and examining their teaching. I know I have learned from many and continue to do so. Students, too have been blogging, some on their …

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

February 14, 2012 – 10:26 am | 10 Comments | 11,644 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 | 2,917 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 Walls1,544 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 | 5,693 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 Conference1,367 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 …