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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 18 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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A Reminder That Life is Good: the QEP, Professional Autonomy and Paulo Freire

May 30, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 3 Comments | 3,122 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 …

Game-changers: Teachers who changed my life

September 12, 2012 – 1:48 pm | 35 Comments | 13,430 views

 Mrs. Stevens was strict.  Mrs. Stevens scowled.  Mrs. Stevens got after her students.  Mrs. Stevens had fiery red hair.  Mrs. Stevens was not some people’s favourite grade 2 teacher but…she was mine because Mrs. Stevens loved …

Memories From the Field: Part III – Rainbow of Dreams

May 31, 2012 – 8:59 am | 2 Comments | 2,009 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 …

“I want to tie my shoes” – Reflection and Goal Setting in Cycle One

May 15, 2012 – 4:29 pm | 2 Comments | 2,223 views

“I believe that the theme ‘again and again’ is paramount in cycle one. Children (people) don’t always ‘get it’ on the first round, or second, or third. Children love to do the same activity again …

Reflective practice as professional development

March 13, 2012 – 9:44 am | 4 Comments | 2,767 views

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a group of educators, among them a pair of Cycle One teachers from the francophone sector. We got to talking about a series of learning and evaluation …