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I grew up in Alberta and part of my story of becoming Québécois includes the year I spent on the Îles de la Madeleine working as a Language Monitor at the Polyvalente des Îles. In …

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Connecting to Happiness

September 4, 2014 – 8:02 pm | One Comment | 2,283 views

It’s the first week of school, which means that it’s time for my fourth annual back-to-school blog post!  This is the perfect time for me to write about school because, for me, back-to-school is the …

Happy Happier New Year!

September 10, 2013 – 12:07 pm | Comments Off on Happy Happier New Year!1,183 views

(Disclaimer: Some of you may find my use of exclamation marks in this post to be a bit excessive. My apologies, but I wanted to infuse this blog post with Woo hoo!)
Welcome back! My post …

New (School) Year Resolutions

September 4, 2012 – 3:29 pm | 2 Comments | 1,985 views

Confession:  I have never liked New Year’s Eve.  Too much pressure is associated with that one night: going to a huge party, dressing in fancy duds, and staying up late.  Then, we have the angst …

School Life in Malawi: The Challenges Faced by Malawian Teachers

August 15, 2012 – 4:02 pm | One Comment | 6,021 views

As Sophie’s time in Malawi continued, she was fortunate to be invited not only to observe classrooms in action but to speak also with the Malawian teachers about the daily struggles that they face both …

Memories From the Field: Looking back on a teacher’s experience

April 3, 2012 – 11:27 am | One Comment | 2,192 views

by Melanie Stonebanks

Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient continuing, hopeful inquiry (we) pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other. – Paulo Freire

In the fall of 1992 a …

Beginner’s Mind: A first-time online teacher’s experience, so far.

September 23, 2011 – 9:49 am | 2 Comments | 2,251 views

The year has just started, so realistically all I ever expected to report on were first impressions anyway, of what it means to teach online at the secondary level, of how this great adventure begins.  …

Technologie 101

September 20, 2011 – 8:00 am | One Comment | 1,746 views

Voici ma classe en 2011. Regardez attentivement ces 2 images et trouvez l’intrus.

Vous avez trouvé? Non, ce n’est pas le tableau vert. Encore moins les dictionnaires et les Bescherelles version papier. Regardez de plus près …

Back to School…online

September 6, 2011 – 8:30 am | 4 Comments | 2,344 views

Last week all across Quebec, students went back to school.  When we think of “back to school”, some of us (even teachers!) picture the advertisement where the happy parents sing, “It’s the most wonderful time …