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

November 28, 2011 – 5:23 pm | One Comment | 1,929 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 ideas2,745 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 | 2,507 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 | 9,779 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 | 2,197 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 | 1,903 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 | 4,726 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 | 2,041 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 …

24/7 Learning

October 11, 2011 – 10:04 am | 6 Comments | 4,436 views

As money gets scarcer, it becomes harder to get to conferences and other professional development events. In the twenty-first century, this is not a reason to miss out on professional development.  There are more and …

Projet: culture à l’écoute !

October 6, 2011 – 12:12 pm | Comments Off on Projet: culture à l’écoute !1,339 views

Je cherchais une activité intéressante à faire avec mes élèves en français, langue seconde. J’avais en tête un projet qui développerait la compétence à produire un texte oral, qui serait significatif pour eux, qui serait …