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Beyond the Textbook: Let the Games Begin!

March 23, 2015 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Let the Games Begin!2,306 views

Are you a gamer? Do you use games in your teaching, or wish you could? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec
There is no denying that the students sitting in front of us need to be …

What Motivates Students to Want to Learn Science?

March 17, 2015 – 10:51 am | 10 Comments | 4,851 views

How do you motivate your students to learn more about science? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec.
Imagine that the bell rings to end your science class and you hear groans from your students. “Do we have …

The connection between learning and passion

February 4, 2015 – 10:51 am | 5 Comments | 2,595 views

Post by Tracy Rosen, Education Consultant,  RECIT Provinicial Service for General Adult Education
A while back I began to prepare for a workshop on Blogging with Passion and I soon realized that I was not going to …

Curiosity in the (Science) Classroom

January 19, 2015 – 4:48 pm | 2 Comments | 2,715 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 | 2,607 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 FLS2,233 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 …

All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom

April 10, 2014 – 12:03 pm | Comments Off on All Fun and Games: Gamifying a Language Classroom4,639 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 …

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

May 8, 2013 – 7:49 pm | 5 Comments | 3,033 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 …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,387 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 …

Striking my Fancy: Blogging for Literacy

October 10, 2012 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off on Striking my Fancy: Blogging for Literacy2,956 views

Earlier this year, Susan van Gelder started the conversation about blogging with her post here. She then inspired me to tell a story.
A good friend of mine, we’ll call her Clarisse, has a son in …