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February 14, 2020 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off on The Kids Will Be Alright: Slam Poetry Meets English Language Arts428 views

Last spring, I was invited to Laval Senior Academy’s “It’s Complicated”, a vernissage of student visual arts and spoken word performance that blossomed from their partnership with the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and the …

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Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls

December 20, 2011 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on Forever Learning: Beyond Classroom Walls1,842 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 | 6,481 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 Conference1,692 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 | 4,946 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 …