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October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 355 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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Sphere of Influence: The role of Science and Technology consultants

January 11, 2018 – 1:43 pm | One Comment | 597 views

Science teaching is a demanding and rapidly changing profession. Our many dedicated Science and Technology teachers work hard to prepare meaningful lessons and develop activities to promote student understanding of the scientific method and the …

Productive Failure in Science Learning

November 22, 2016 – 5:14 pm | 6 Comments | 3,438 views

Has this ever happened to you? Some time ago I was putting together a bathroom cabinet kit following the Ikea instructions as carefully as I could. When I was close to completion, having struggled and …

Effective Science Teaching: A Tale of Two Teachers

March 9, 2016 – 3:19 pm | 7 Comments | 1,806 views

Over many years of teaching science myself and working with science teachers, I have come across many great teachers who guided their students to be successful learners and often inspired them to become scientists themselves. …

Science Misconceptions – How Should Teachers Deal With Them?

November 20, 2015 – 1:09 pm | 2 Comments | 2,906 views

We’ve all heard or expressed the common teacher refrain or some variation of “I taught it to them so many times and in so many different ways and yet they still got it wrong on …

Science Fairs: Yea or Nay?

April 7, 2015 – 4:07 pm | 10 Comments | 2,670 views

This post was co-written with Heather McPherson.
What has been your experience with science fairs? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec.ca
Traditionally winter is science fair season and students here in Quebec and all across North America …

What Motivates Students to Want to Learn Science?

March 17, 2015 – 10:51 am | 10 Comments | 4,906 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 …

Is “The Scientific Method” Good Enough for Today’s Science Classroom?

January 13, 2015 – 4:45 pm | 4 Comments | 2,441 views

Do you think The Scientific Method is too linear or too rigid for the science classroom? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec.
I had the privilege of attending a talk given by Dr. Joe Schwartz at …