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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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Small Steps Can Lead to Huge Changes

September 11, 2019 – 3:33 pm | Comments Off on Small Steps Can Lead to Huge Changes305 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 …

Daily Physical Activity in Schools. Let’s Get a Move On!

January 30, 2019 – 12:45 pm | Comments Off on Daily Physical Activity in Schools. Let’s Get a Move On!2,449 views

“Schools have an important role to play in helping students to understand issues related to health and well-being and to adopt a healthy lifestyle. They must provide students with an environment that is safe and …

The Many Voices of an EdCamp

September 20, 2017 – 9:45 pm | 4 Comments | 1,347 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 …

Conjuguer est bien plus qu’un art ! 2e partie

June 10, 2014 – 10:42 am | Comments Off on Conjuguer est bien plus qu’un art ! 2e partie3,500 views

Collaboration spéciale de Nicole Brunet, enseignante et formatrice en didactique de la grammaire.
Conjuguer est bien plus qu’un art ! 1re partie

L’enseignement de la conjugaison remis en question
Ici et dans d’autres sociétés francophones, depuis déjà longtemps, des …

Always Learning – possibilities and practicalities

September 16, 2013 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off on Always Learning – possibilities and practicalities1,868 views

The beginning of the school year always has me energized. I’m ready to learn new things and switch around the way I do things. I’m no longer in the classroom, but I love to share …

Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways

May 23, 2013 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Online PD: Tasters and Takeaways1,575 views

 
In early October, I blogged wistfully about my experiences as an online grad student and highlighted a spanking new teacher PD project that we were initiating at LEARN: Web Events.  Each month, an educational topic, …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue

April 18, 2013 – 1:46 pm | Comments Off on A Mentoring Model for Professional Development Part II: Epilogue1,830 views

Towards the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, I wrote about a multi-board professional development initiative that involved mentoring. As the year draws slowly but surely to a close, the mentors got together to take …

Videoconferencing: Pitfalls, Pedagogy and Possibilities

February 20, 2013 – 3:42 pm | 5 Comments | 4,072 views

I have a love/hate relationship with videoconferencing (VC). Ok, hate might be a tad strong. Love/irritation? Love/frustration? You see, living in a rural community here in Quebec, I get to use VC a lot. Granted, …

A Mentoring Model for Professional Development

November 15, 2012 – 3:04 pm | 2 Comments | 2,102 views
Beakers

I’ve always been interested in the way professionals learn (or fail to learn) in practice. As far back as 1998, when I worked with the South Shore School Board (yes, before the linguistic school boards!) …

Online PD or What I’ve Learned In My PJ’s

October 2, 2012 – 3:30 pm | 5 Comments | 4,380 views
On the laptop in pyjamas

It was our last class together as senior seminar students with Dr. Anderson. For most of us, the moment represented the penultimate step in completing a rather lengthy graduate degree and…we were elated. Together, we …