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November 8, 2019 – 4:12 pm | One Comment | 208 views

Like a lot of people, I like to listen to podcasts. I have a dog that needs walking and I enjoy running to keep fit. As a result, I have a lot of time to …

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Articles by Chris Colley

Small Steps Can Lead to Huge Changes

September 11, 2019 – 3:33 pm | Comments Off on Small Steps Can Lead to Huge Changes299 views

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

As educators around the world usher …

Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV

June 25, 2019 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV555 views

When the time finally rolls round to assemble this final LEARN blog post of the year, most educators we encounter tend to be dazed, confused – often struggling to understand what the heck just happened …

Growth Mindset: Our Mistake about Mistakes in Math

March 27, 2019 – 3:19 pm | 4 Comments | 1,207 views

Does the expression “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” ring true for some of your students’ mindsets? Or “that’s just how I am,” or even the classic “I’m just no good at (fill …

Leveraging Fortnite in Education: What can educators learn from games?

October 3, 2018 – 11:45 am | 2 Comments | 1,647 views

Fortnite has quickly become all consuming for many of our youngsters in 2018. They play for hours on end, discuss complex strategies at lunch tables, worship the ritualized character “dances”, will do whatever chores you ask …

Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2018 – 9:55 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team856 views

As the on-going reflections and corrections of the 2017-2018 school year begin to swirl furiously in your brain, LEARN wishes to support you in turning essays into chilly cocktails, exams into sunny porches, book reports …

The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux

May 18, 2018 – 9:05 am | Comments Off on The Power of Our Words! Dismantling the Fixed Mindset Redux623 views

I previously wrote about the Power of Words here. This is a follow up to that discussion, with even more concrete suggestions for changing the language we use in classrooms.
“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t …

Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce

October 25, 2017 – 10:46 am | Comments Off on Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce735 views

Our students are living in a period of rapid global, cultural and technological change, all of which impact not only their daily lives, but also their futures. In fact, students today live in a time during which simply being “good” at school …

The Many Voices of an EdCamp

September 20, 2017 – 9:45 pm | 4 Comments | 1,339 views

2017 marks the third year of RemixEd Camp, an un-conference for educators across the province, hosted for the second year in a row at Concordia University. “An un-conference for educators” you might ask? What do I stand …

2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team

June 20, 2017 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on 2017 Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team1,648 views

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

Inhale, exhale summertime is here… You made it through yet another school year chalked …

The Power of Words: Dismantling the fixed mindset

February 22, 2017 – 10:34 am | One Comment | 2,099 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, …