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February 14, 2020 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off on The Kids Will Be Alright: Slam Poetry Meets English Language Arts422 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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Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Arts Classroom

October 30, 2018 – 11:38 am | 3 Comments | 3,390 views

Guest post by Louise Campbell, Artist in Schools
What strategies can be used in the arts classroom to shift focus from ‘getting it right’ to exploring potential? Educators often refer to this as ‘fostering a growth …

Cell Phones in the Classroom: Music education in the BYOD era

May 23, 2018 – 1:16 pm | Comments Off on Cell Phones in the Classroom: Music education in the BYOD era4,349 views

Guest post by musician Louise Campbell, Artist in Schools
I have a bias towards living life unplugged, especially when it comes to being in a classroom with a room full of students. Despite this preference, tech is …

Music, Memory and Making the Most of Earworms

January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | Comments Off on Music, Memory and Making the Most of Earworms1,796 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 …

Singing the Grade School Blues

April 19, 2017 – 9:33 am | 2 Comments | 1,288 views

When I was about twelve years old I was flipping through my parent’s record collection and came across B.B. King ‎– Live In Cook County Jail, an album cover faded and textured like prison denim.
From …

Burgundy Jazz: Exploring Black History Within a Local Context

February 23, 2016 – 11:07 am | One Comment | 2,143 views
Burgundy Jazz

February is Black History Month, a time to learn, honour and celebrate the achievements of black Canadians. An interesting entry point for you and your students to explore black history is Burgundy Jazz: Life and …