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March 19, 2018 – 10:07 am | 227 views

Alors qu’un jour, des collègues et moi, tous conseillers pédagogiques en intégration des TIC (technologies de l’information et de la communication), étions animés d’un grand enthousiasme lors d’une rencontre, j’ai lancé une question dont les …

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Life stories in the classroom, and beyond!

December 6, 2011 – 8:49 am | 6 Comments | 4,310 views

Everyone has a story and I am no exception.  History teacher, father, wanderer, dreamer, collector of ideas — a story seemingly made up of events sewn into a social-web patchwork quilt, the edges occasionally frayed and …

Cyberconférence : 5 à 7 pédagogique

November 28, 2011 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off on Cyberconférence : 5 à 7 pédagogique3,114 views

L’idée est venue lors d’une rencontre en salle de classe de Rosemère High School en décembre 2010. Le président de l’AQEFLS, Marc-Albert Paquette et moi-même discutions des possibilités de partenariat entre nos deux organismes respectifs …

Telling it Like it Is, Part II: Action Research and Data Collection

November 28, 2011 – 5:23 pm | One Comment | 1,680 views

In my previous post on Action Research in the classroom, I wrote about the idea of action research as a form of self-directed professional learning. I think that we learn to be better teachers by …

New look, new ideas

November 22, 2011 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on New look, new ideas2,565 views
New look, new ideas

by Michael Canuel

The LEARN logo.  The start to the 2011-12 school year was heralded by a new logo for LEARN.  The new look is fresh, simple, yet wonderfully expressive and meaningful.  The tree of knowledge with …

You are not your mark

November 15, 2011 – 8:45 am | 6 Comments | 2,346 views

After a few weeks of flipping, and having time to actually talk to my students and listen to them, I now realize how much I’ve been missing all these years. I used to give tests, mark …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy: The Start of My Literacy Life

November 8, 2011 – 1:16 pm | 43 Comments | 9,113 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
This blog post is the first in a series of three looking into the world of Critical Literacy; an instructional approach that encourages readers to actively analyze what they are reading in order …

An Evening of “Passion” with Sir Ken Robinson

November 1, 2011 – 8:54 am | 4 Comments | 1,965 views

A few weeks ago, we two brave LEARNers ventured into the wilds of Barrhaven (an Ottawa suburb fondly referred to as “Barbeque Haven”), during a rainstorm, in rush hour traffic, to participate in a leadership …

My googledocs obsession!

October 27, 2011 – 12:47 pm | 2 Comments | 1,706 views

This blog entry was originally posted in Audrey McGoldrick’s blog – McSquared
I have written a lot about how I use googledocs to track my students in my flipped classroom. If this is your first time …

Telling It Like It Is: Action research and asking the right question

October 17, 2011 – 8:19 pm | 8 Comments | 4,444 views

I was animating a short morning session on the practice of Action Research last week. It was Friday, to be exact, the kind of rainy morning you wished you were cocooned in a bathrobe somewhere …

Educational change: “Do as I say not as I do”?

October 14, 2011 – 7:13 am | 2 Comments | 1,772 views

How often have we stood in front of our students and said “Don’t be shy to speak up if you don’t understand” or better yet “Ask questions, that’s what I’m here for”? I know I’ve …