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October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 354 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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2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2017 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on 2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team860 views

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

Inhale, exhale summertime is here… You made it through yet another school year chalked …

Beyond the Textbook: ReMix yourself with new PD

October 11, 2016 – 8:10 pm | 3 Comments | 1,353 views

Last November, LEARN and some local partners decided to organize an EdCamp for educators in Quebec – ReMixEd Camp MTL. The idea was simple: get a space, some food, some prizes, and amass a hundred or …

A Teacher Learns to Code: a professional learning story

October 8, 2014 – 10:41 am | Comments Off on A Teacher Learns to Code: a professional learning story1,582 views

I’m an online teacher for LEARN, and I recently became a student in a classroom again, which hasn’t happened in a long time. In my development as a teacher, I tend to spend a lot …

Just Do It? Reflections on Perfection Paralysis

January 23, 2014 – 12:58 pm | Comments Off on Just Do It? Reflections on Perfection Paralysis4,365 views

Irene’s work with her students is so inspiring. But when asked to share it with others, she declines, saying that it’s not really that great.
Dan is excited about making a movie with his students, but …

Always Learning – possibilities and practicalities

September 16, 2013 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off on Always Learning – possibilities and practicalities1,661 views

The beginning of the school year always has me energized. I’m ready to learn new things and switch around the way I do things. I’m no longer in the classroom, but I love to share …

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

May 30, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 3 Comments | 3,351 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 …

Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways

May 23, 2013 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways1,348 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, …

Twitter Chats – Making Connections

May 16, 2013 – 5:33 pm | 4 Comments | 2,595 views

I know many people think of twitter as a place where people post the inanities of their lives “Having coffee at…” “I’m at the corner of…” Twitter has much more to offer than that. By …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue

April 18, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Comments Off on A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue1,635 views

Towards the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, I wrote about a multi-board professional development initiative that involved mentoring. As the year draws slowly but surely to a close, the mentors got together to take …

Videoconferencing: Pitfalls, Pedagogy and Possibilities

February 20, 2013 – 3:42 pm | 5 Comments | 3,837 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, …