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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 61 views

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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Beyond the Textbook: ReMix yourself with new PD

October 11, 2016 – 8:10 pm | 3 Comments | 1,077 views

Last November, LEARN and some local partners decided to organize an EdCamp for educators in Quebec – ReMixEd Camp MTL. The idea was simple: get a space, some food, some prizes, and amass a hundred or …

Pour que les devoirs comptent

October 5, 2016 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Pour que les devoirs comptent1,826 views

La question des devoirs est un sujet controversé. Pour certains, ils sont à proscrire alors que d’autres y tiennent obstinément. Certaines écoles sont même jugées par la quantité de devoirs qu’elles donnent.
Mais qu’en est-il réellement ?
Des arguments du …

From Liberal Arts to Engineering: A woman’s journey through code

September 28, 2016 – 12:17 pm | 2 Comments | 1,001 views

This week’s blog post comes from Nadia Sheikh, a software engineering student at Concordia University and a teacher with Kids Code Jeunesse, an organization that teaches and promotes coding for kids. LEARN and Kids Code Jeunesse …

Rapping Across the Curriculum

September 8, 2016 – 2:20 pm | One Comment | 1,766 views

The following is a guest post by Dan Parker. 
Dan Parker holds an M.A. in Education and a B. Ed. in High School History and French Second Language. He taught in Quebec for three years and …

K is for Kindergarten: Why parents matter in the transition to school

June 8, 2016 – 10:52 am | One Comment | 1,401 views

I still remember the day I went to our local school to inquire about registering my daughter for kindergarten. It was going to be a big step for her, and I vaguely felt it would …

One Year Later: Passing thoughts of a newbie-flash-in-the-pan principal

June 2, 2016 – 9:53 pm | 2 Comments | 1,324 views

Three Little Lessons Learned – One Year Later
Special series by Neil MacIntosh – You can read his previous posts here, here and here.
After much procrastination, after fixing other things in the house that did not really …

Open Learning Limitations

May 19, 2016 – 12:54 pm | 4 Comments | 1,852 views

On April 1, 2016 I was skimming my twitter feed and I came across a post shared by Will Richardson about Alexandra Elbakyan. According to the Washington Post, “The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is …

Types de textes, genres de textes, séquences textuelles, discours, mode… J’en perds mon latin !

May 11, 2016 – 11:40 am | Comments Off on Types de textes, genres de textes, séquences textuelles, discours, mode… J’en perds mon latin !3,007 views

J’enseigne le FLS au niveau secondaire et je voulais savoir à quel niveau je devais enseigner le texte explicatif. Or, après avoir regardé à la loupe le Programme de formation de l’école québécoise (PFÉQ) et …

The Genius of Genius Hour

May 3, 2016 – 12:43 pm | One Comment | 1,420 views

My daughter recently had the opportunity to participate in a Genius Hour project at her school and then a board-wide sharing session, where principals and vice-principals met students from around the OCDSB to hear about …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,467 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …