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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 58 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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Curiosity in the (Science) Classroom

January 19, 2015 – 4:48 pm | 2 Comments | 2,138 views

How do you foster true curiosity in your students? Tell us below or by tweeting @learnquebec.
In a recent professional development session, our team of online teachers were learning about and discussing inquiry-based learning. One of …

Authentic experience: Students writing for real audiences

November 11, 2014 – 11:48 am | 4 Comments | 2,405 views

I was a first year teacher writing on the chalkboard, simultaneously trying to keep an eye on a room of rowdy secondary 2 students.  Suddenly, I heard the words that always  make me shudder.  “Sir, …

La ludification d’une classe de FLS

September 24, 2014 – 11:56 am | Comments Off on La ludification d’une classe de FLS2,000 views

L’autre jour, j’écoutais un baladoweb de la série Freakonomics au sujet de la motivation, plus précisément, au sujet de comment éduquer les gens à faire des bons choix en terme de santé et d’obéissance aux …

To Tweet or not To Tweet? Twitter in My Classroom

December 3, 2013 – 4:43 pm | Comments Off on To Tweet or not To Tweet? Twitter in My Classroom2,848 views

Twitter for me? Twitter for my classroom? Is it really possible? I mean Twitter is for finding out what Justin Bieber eats for breakfast or which NHL hockey players are injured for the next game. …

Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways

May 23, 2013 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways1,224 views

 
In early October, I blogged wistfully about my experiences as an online grad student and highlighted a spanking new teacher PD project that we were initiating at LEARN: Web Events.  Each month, an educational topic, …

The Power of Poetry

April 30, 2013 – 10:39 am | 3 Comments | 4,948 views

Crowded Tub
There are too many kids in this tub.
There are too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I’m sure wasn’t mine.
There are too many kids in this tub.
– Shel Silverstein
© Shel Silverstein, …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,145 views

I recently read Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffman Davis (2008), founder of the  Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reading this book hot on the heels of Susan …

Videoconferencing: Pitfalls, Pedagogy and Possibilities

February 20, 2013 – 3:42 pm | 5 Comments | 3,662 views

I have a love/hate relationship with videoconferencing (VC). Ok, hate might be a tad strong. Love/irritation? Love/frustration? You see, living in a rural community here in Quebec, I get to use VC a lot. Granted, …

Getting Creative With Practical Science Assessments

November 26, 2012 – 10:28 am | One Comment | 1,808 views

Hand-ons labs or inquiry-based activities are the most engaging ways to learn about science. The Quebec Education Program guides us that the main steps involved in developing practical skills are: defining a problem, developing a …

Memories From the Field: Part III – Rainbow of Dreams

May 31, 2012 – 8:59 am | 2 Comments | 2,011 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 …