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June 25, 2019 – 9:10 am | 209 views

When the time finally rolls round to assemble this final LEARN blog post of the year, most educators we encounter tend to be dazed, confused – often struggling to understand what the heck just happened …

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Drawing a Lesson: Familiarity Breeds Creativity

November 27, 2018 – 4:11 pm | One Comment | 2,760 views

Putting herself in an unfamiliar learning setting, Christiane Dufour experienced first-hand what happens in the “making” process when one is unfamiliar with the materials and the techniques associated with them. It brought home what three …

Artful Tinkering in Kindergarten: The creativity table

November 14, 2018 – 11:51 am | 4 Comments | 2,546 views

Be sure to scroll down in this post to see the many photos of children’s work, and their descriptions of what it made them think of.
These days, many educators are preoccupied with helping their students …

Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Arts Classroom

October 30, 2018 – 11:38 am | 3 Comments | 3,023 views

Guest post by Louise Campbell, Artist in Schools
What strategies can be used in the arts classroom to shift focus from ‘getting it right’ to exploring potential? Educators often refer to this as ‘fostering a growth …

Shoreline Project connects the local and global

October 10, 2018 – 3:06 pm | One Comment | 2,077 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 …

Leveraging Fortnite in Education: What can educators learn from games?

October 3, 2018 – 11:45 am | 2 Comments | 1,451 views

Fortnite has quickly become all consuming for many of our youngsters in 2018. They play for hours on end, discuss complex strategies at lunch tables, worship the ritualized character “dances”, will do whatever chores you ask …

« Tu fais quoi maman ? » Les multiples rôles du conseiller pédagogique en FLS

September 26, 2018 – 9:47 am | 2 Comments | 3,851 views

Du haut de ses 5 ans, mon fils m’a demandé ce que je faisais comme travail. Je lui ai dit : «Je suis une conseillère pédagogique.»Et lui, avec ses grands yeux interrogatifs, il a répliqué : …

The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces

September 18, 2018 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces810 views

 
 
 

The word on the street these days is Design. It comes up in terms like ‘design thinking’ and ‘design process’. Educators are increasingly being urged to use design in their professional practice and to teach …

Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2018 – 9:55 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team742 views

As the on-going reflections and corrections of the 2017-2018 school year begin to swirl furiously in your brain, LEARN wishes to support you in turning essays into chilly cocktails, exams into sunny porches, book reports …

Supporting the (Online) Student as Individual

June 5, 2018 – 9:03 pm | One Comment | 1,337 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 …

Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1

June 1, 2018 – 12:52 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Reflections on LEARN’s Self-Paced Blended Learning Year 1534 views

This is Part 2 of a two-part post. You can read the first part here.

My last post described the creation stages and final product of our first year in what we called the Self-Paced Blended …