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March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 227 views

Alors qu’un jour, des collègues et moi, tous conseillers pédagogiques en intégration des TIC (technologies de l’information et de la communication), étions animés d’un grand enthousiasme lors d’une rencontre, j’ai lancé une question dont les …

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Rapping Across the Curriculum

September 8, 2016 – 2:20 pm | One Comment | 1,894 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 …

The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads

June 23, 2015 – 10:35 am | Comments Off on The LEARN Team’s Summertime Reads1,906 views

Editor’s note: This post was a labour of love for everyone on the LEARN team – and from a literacy perspective it’s always good to practice what you preach! 
With the 2014-2015 school year ALMOST a distant …

All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom

April 10, 2014 – 12:03 pm | Comments Off on All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom4,450 views

In February, I attended a session at the LCEEQ conference given by Avi Spector on Gamification. I was skeptical, as gamification is getting a lot of press from corporate training and marketing folks, and we …

iPad en classe de FLS : mission possible !

November 11, 2013 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off on iPad en classe de FLS : mission possible !3,584 views

Cette année, j’ai décidé d’intégrer les iPad dans mon cours de FLS. Dans cet article, je veux vous faire part de ma démarche, de mes questionnements, de ma planification de leçons, du travail des élèves …

“MacGyvering” Low Cost Alternatives to Assistive Technologies

February 28, 2013 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off on “MacGyvering” Low Cost Alternatives to Assistive Technologies6,433 views

“Necessity is the mother of invention” may be a highly overused phrase, but that is probably because in practice it is often true. When presented with challenges and obstacles, we often come up with surprising …

Happy Valentine’s Day from a Life Long Learner

February 13, 2013 – 10:04 am | Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day from a Life Long Learner1,125 views

I have spent the past twenty years of my life entrenched in the Elementary school system here in Quebec. My roles and responsibilities may have shifted and evolved over the course of time but my …

Teacher Profiles: An Interview With Catherine Barnard

January 7, 2013 – 11:39 am | 7 Comments | 2,395 views

Happy New Year from the LEARN bloggers! At this time of renewal and rethinking old habits, here’s hoping this Teacher Profile of Catherine Barnard  inspires you to “upgrade” an area of your literacy teaching practice! …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development

November 15, 2012 – 3:04 pm | 2 Comments | 1,786 views

I’ve always been interested in the way professionals learn (or fail to learn) in practice. As far back as 1998, when I worked with the South Shore School Board (yes, before the linguistic school boards!) …

Teacher Profiles: An Interview with Kerry Ballard

October 31, 2012 – 12:11 pm | 9 Comments | 3,988 views

This week I invite you to join a conversation that I had with a dynamic teacher as we discuss a Literature Circle project that she undertook with her Cycle 1 students.
Teacher’s name: Kerry Ballard
School: Lower …

Ma correction et la nouvelle orthographe: Comment ne pas pénaliser nos élèves injustement !

June 12, 2012 – 4:22 pm | Comments Off on Ma correction et la nouvelle orthographe: Comment ne pas pénaliser nos élèves injustement !19,738 views

Le beau temps est arrivé. Les élèves sont fébriles. Les salles de classe sont désertées… Voici une autre année qui tire à sa fin avec les dernières journées d’école et les examens finaux et, pour …