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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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How are you Reading?

January 10, 2012 – 9:03 am | 2 Comments | 3,189 views

I bought an iPad in May and it has definitely changed my reading habits. While I am an avid reader and my house is filled with books, I have started to read books on my …

Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls

December 20, 2011 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls1,520 views

This is a guest post by Mario Pasteris, executive director of the Quebec Association for Lifelong Learning
Mark Twain once said, “ I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
 
In today’s world, lifelong learning …

A Critical Conversation About Literacy, Part II: Critical Literacy Defined

December 14, 2011 – 1:40 pm | 10 Comments | 5,523 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
My husband and I have spent years discussing and debating our perspectives and understanding of every aspect of the field of education.  We met when we were in high school, and went our …

Howard Gardner at the Global Education Conference

December 8, 2011 – 10:39 am | Comments Off on Howard Gardner at the Global Education Conference1,356 views

I recently had the privilege to hear Howard Gardner interviewed by his son, Andrew Gardner, at the Global Education Conference. I did not have to go to the conference; it came to me through Blackboard …

Life stories in the classroom, and beyond!

December 6, 2011 – 8:49 am | 6 Comments | 4,444 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 pédagogique3,208 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 | 1,817 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 ideas2,649 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 | 2,418 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 | 9,349 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 …