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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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The Power of Words: Dismantling the fixed mindset

February 22, 2017 – 10:34 am | One Comment | 2,308 views

If you believe, “It’s hard for me to learn new things,” “I’m not good with science,” “I’m not a natural dancer,” “I’m not creative,” “I’m a pessimist,” you’re probably living with a fixed mindset. Such a mindset locks your abilities in place, …

Myth busting – Teaching to discriminate fake science from real science

February 16, 2017 – 10:08 am | 13 Comments | 2,082 views

When I was a teenager I remember my mother, herself a research scientist at the time, advising me that it was not how much science you knew that was important. Rather it was how to …

Teacher Appreciation – Always! Every! Totally! Extraordinary!

February 10, 2017 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Always! Every! Totally! Extraordinary!2,201 views

When reading report cards or rubrics, we have learned to look for the qualifiers that come before a description of the child’s work.  We know that if we see OCCASIONALLY instead of ALWAYS, the teacher …

Teacher Appreciation – Connections That Count

February 8, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – Connections That Count1,776 views

The teachers highlighted here, in the second of three Teacher and School Staff Appreciation posts this February, have clearly connected with their students, the families, their colleagues and the school communities. The importance of building …

Teacher Appreciation – GO TEAM!!!

February 7, 2017 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – GO TEAM!!!1,992 views

Happy Teacher Appreciation Time 2017!
Depending on your school or school board, Quebec Teacher and School Staff Appreciation week is celebrated the week of either February 5 or February 12 – or even better, both! …