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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
Après avoir assisté à un atelier donné par Geneviève Ducharme et Emilie Laquerre …

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Against Islamophobia: Teaching Tolerance in Today’s Classroom

November 3, 2014 – 10:41 am | One Comment | 2,869 views

I suppose the word to best describe what I was feeling at that moment was shock.  Yes, shock which was instantaneously followed by surprise, disbelief and then uncertainty.  I scanned the room, my eyes searching …

A Reminder That Life is Good: the QEP, Professional Autonomy and Paulo Freire

May 30, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 3 Comments | 3,381 views

It was the spring of 1999.  Heading out the door of the inner city elementary school where both my husband and I were working, I bombarded him (as I always did) with a series of …

Game-changers: Teachers who changed my life

September 12, 2012 – 1:48 pm | 35 Comments | 14,166 views

 Mrs. Stevens was strict.  Mrs. Stevens scowled.  Mrs. Stevens got after her students.  Mrs. Stevens had fiery red hair.  Mrs. Stevens was not some people’s favourite grade 2 teacher but…she was mine because Mrs. Stevens loved …

Memories From the Field: Part III – Rainbow of Dreams

May 31, 2012 – 8:59 am | 2 Comments | 2,172 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
By looking back and by remembering the past, I have attempted to bind my past experiences as a professional educator in several contexts and roles to create patterns of my professional development in …

Memories From the Field Part II: “Dear Prime Minister”

May 8, 2012 – 11:22 am | Comments Off on Memories From the Field Part II: “Dear Prime Minister”2,979 views

By Melanie Stonebanks
The unexamined life isn’t worth living. – Socrates, 450 BC
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my early teaching experiences in inner-city Montreal. This entry builds on that previous post and will hopefully contribute …

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

April 3, 2012 – 11:27 am | One Comment | 2,210 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 …

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 …

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 …

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

November 8, 2011 – 1:16 pm | 43 Comments | 9,521 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 …