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October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 356 views

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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Think like a Historian: The Intellectual Operations Master Kit

November 13, 2017 – 12:21 pm | One Comment | 1,499 views

Dan Hedges is a Social Science consultant at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.   
I’m outing myself as a nerd here, but I’m sincerely excited to describe a  student centered learning tool that has lately …

Flipped History: A new approach for a new curriculum

November 3, 2015 – 10:31 pm | 3 Comments | 2,117 views

As you know, I’m piloting the new History of Quebec and Canada curriculum. In my previous post, “History of Quebec and Canada – Planning for a new curriculum” I discussed unit planning, learning intentions and …

History of Quebec and Canada – Planning for a new curriculum

September 23, 2015 – 8:52 am | 2 Comments | 3,328 views

The 2015-2016 school year is here and I have the privilege of piloting the new History of Quebec and Canada program.  There are three other teachers piloting the secondary III program in the English sector, …

iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it?

November 19, 2013 – 3:47 pm | Comments Off on iPadding… upstream! How do you manage it?2,695 views

Ambitious, or is this boat just overloaded?  Recently I dared to venture away from my consultant’s desk and enter the classroom again, to help a teacher, my good friend Mr. Matt Russell, with an ambitious …

3 a.m. blogging, and why social sciences (/school) should be social, and public!

May 8, 2013 – 7:49 pm | 5 Comments | 3,044 views

First I will partially explain the title, as NOT being because my new baby boy woke me up earlier at 2 a.m.  It’s about what kept ringing in my head afterwards, and the fact that …

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.  …