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February 27, 2019 – 3:45 pm | One Comment | 711 views

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion around gamifying the classroom, from classroom management apps like Classroom Dojo, to gamifying curriculum milestones. But what about good ol’ board games? You know, the ones that …

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Authentic experience: Students writing for real audiences

November 11, 2014 – 11:48 am | 4 Comments | 2,706 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, …

The Power of Poetry

April 30, 2013 – 10:39 am | 3 Comments | 5,259 views

Crowded Tub
There are too many kids in this tub.
There are too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I’m sure wasn’t mine.
There are too many kids in this tub.
– Shel Silverstein
© Shel Silverstein, …

“MacGyvering” Low Cost Alternatives to Assistive Technologies

February 28, 2013 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off on “MacGyvering” Low Cost Alternatives to Assistive Technologies6,812 views

“Necessity is the mother of invention” may be a highly overused phrase, but that is probably because in practice it is often true. When presented with challenges and obstacles, we often come up with surprising …

Mon expérience scolaire!

May 1, 2012 – 9:30 am | One Comment | 2,789 views

Pour cet article, j’ai décidé de laisser la parole à un expert du domaine de l’éducation, un de mes élèves de 5e secondaire et ce, afin qu’il témoigne de son expérience dans notre système scolaire …

Making meaning, making media

January 19, 2012 – 11:34 am | 2 Comments | 3,016 views

Schools and many homes today are equipped with at the very least some rudimentary form of media-making device. My own two-year old loves grabbing the iPad and going for the camera icon, clumsily taking pictures …