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June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 378 views

This year, I had the opportunity to work directly and almost daily with the online teaching team at LEARN. My job: to facilitate and guide (heaven help them!) the design, development and delivery of our …

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What Motivates Students to Want to Learn Science?

March 17, 2015 – 10:51 am | 10 Comments | 4,608 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 …

Curiosity in the (Science) Classroom

January 19, 2015 – 4:48 pm | 2 Comments | 2,570 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 …

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

January 13, 2015 – 4:45 pm | 4 Comments | 2,378 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 …

How should we teach Inquiry-based Science?

December 15, 2014 – 12:28 pm | 10 Comments | 2,498 views

What kind of student-centered practices do you use in your science classroom? Tell us below or tweet @learnquebec.
As a science teacher in the 70s and 80s and then as a science consultant in the 90s, …

Inquiry-Based Science Education: What is it? Does it Work?

December 2, 2014 – 9:48 am | 4 Comments | 2,259 views

Is science education preparing students for real work in scientific fields? Tweet @learnquebec
The research is in. Active inquiry-based learning in the science classroom leads to a deeper understanding of science. Or does it? I remember …

GrEau: From School Project to Business Opportunity

June 3, 2014 – 12:28 pm | 3 Comments | 2,407 views
The GrEau Team: Teacher Chris Wong, Josh Boland, Benjamin Collier, Brandon Leon

 
One of LEARN’s online students, Benjamin Collier, shares his experience with a school project developed this year by a group of students at Mecatina School in the du Littoral School Board.  We are so proud …

It’s All About Creating

May 21, 2014 – 12:21 pm | Comments Off on It’s All About Creating1,592 views

Last year I wrote a blog post about Maker Spaces. Many involved in the maker movement encourage the use of digital technology, but that does not have to be the case.
A couple of years ago …

Getting Creative With Practical Science Assessments

November 26, 2012 – 10:28 am | One Comment | 1,930 views

Hand-ons labs or inquiry-based activities are the most engaging ways to learn about science. The Quebec Education Program guides us that the main steps involved in developing practical skills are: defining a problem, developing a …

SOS LEARN: The Tutors’ Perspective

April 17, 2012 – 10:47 am | 5 Comments | 3,866 views

 
SOS LEARN is a free online tutoring and homework help service that has operated through LEARN for the last five years.  The strength of SOS LEARN comes from its tutors, Quebec classroom teachers by day …