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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 49 views

This is a guest post by music educator Louise Campbell.
Memory is trained less and less in our everyday lives, with major impacts on students’ ability to understand and master subject matter. Assuming there are basics …

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Productive Failure in Science Learning

November 22, 2016 – 5:14 pm | 6 Comments | 2,387 views

Has this ever happened to you? Some time ago I was putting together a bathroom cabinet kit following the Ikea instructions as carefully as I could. When I was close to completion, having struggled and …

Enter K – Exit Play?

November 2, 2016 – 4:54 pm | Comments Off on Enter K – Exit Play?1,243 views

Is Play on the Endangered List of our Kindergarten Practices?
A friend of mine, an experienced teacher, was reminiscing on her years teaching kindergarten. She regaled us with funny stories, precious moments, and some great aha! …

Science Misconceptions: A new look on conceptual change

October 25, 2016 – 3:04 pm | One Comment | 1,404 views

This is a guest post by Guillaume Malenfant-Robichaud and Patrice Potvin from the Équipe de recherche en éducation scientifique et technologique [ÉREST] at UQAM.
It is well known by science educators that students come to school riddled with …

La rétroaction corrective à l’oral

October 18, 2016 – 9:36 am | 2 Comments | 1,247 views

La rétroaction corrective à l’oral Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
La rétroaction corrective de la communication orale est une stratégie d’enseignement utilisée en salle de classe dans le but d’améliorer les compétences et les habiletés linguistiques des élèves. …

Beyond the Textbook: ReMix yourself with new PD

October 11, 2016 – 8:10 pm | 3 Comments | 1,074 views

Last November, LEARN and some local partners decided to organize an EdCamp for educators in Quebec – ReMixEd Camp MTL. The idea was simple: get a space, some food, some prizes, and amass a hundred or …

Pour que les devoirs comptent

October 5, 2016 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Pour que les devoirs comptent1,823 views

La question des devoirs est un sujet controversé. Pour certains, ils sont à proscrire alors que d’autres y tiennent obstinément. Certaines écoles sont même jugées par la quantité de devoirs qu’elles donnent.
Mais qu’en est-il réellement ?
Des arguments du …

From Liberal Arts to Engineering: A woman’s journey through code

September 28, 2016 – 12:17 pm | 2 Comments | 1,000 views

This week’s blog post comes from Nadia Sheikh, a software engineering student at Concordia University and a teacher with Kids Code Jeunesse, an organization that teaches and promotes coding for kids. LEARN and Kids Code Jeunesse …

Rapping Across the Curriculum

September 8, 2016 – 2:20 pm | One Comment | 1,764 views

The following is a guest post by Dan Parker. 
Dan Parker holds an M.A. in Education and a B. Ed. in High School History and French Second Language. He taught in Quebec for three years and …

2016 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 15, 2016 – 12:09 pm | 2 Comments | 1,563 views

In the summer when the days are hot,
I like to find a shady spot,
And hardly move a single bit
And sit, and sit, and sit, and sit.
– Anonymous
As exam centres close, white boards scrubbed, classroom floors …

K is for Kindergarten: Why parents matter in the transition to school

June 8, 2016 – 10:52 am | One Comment | 1,400 views

I still remember the day I went to our local school to inquire about registering my daughter for kindergarten. It was going to be a big step for her, and I vaguely felt it would …