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November 8, 2019 – 4:12 pm | One Comment | 218 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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Podcasts for Professional Development

November 8, 2019 – 4:12 pm | One Comment | 218 views
walking the dog listening to podcasts

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 …

A blast from the past or back to the future?

May 1, 2018 – 4:22 pm | One Comment | 489 views
Gestetner Rotary Cyclostyle

Some time ago, my past caught up with me and it was both a pleasure and a shock.
In 1968, at the ripe young age of 22, I was a chemistry teacher to a group of …

A Reminder That Life is Good: the QEP, Professional Autonomy and Paulo Freire

May 30, 2013 – 12:23 pm | 3 Comments | 3,789 views

It was the spring of 1999.  Heading out the door of the inner city elementary school where both my husband and I were working, I bombarded him (as I always did) with a series of …

Game-changers: Teachers who changed my life

September 12, 2012 – 1:48 pm | 35 Comments | 14,764 views

 Mrs. Stevens was strict.  Mrs. Stevens scowled.  Mrs. Stevens got after her students.  Mrs. Stevens had fiery red hair.  Mrs. Stevens was not some people’s favourite grade 2 teacher but…she was mine because Mrs. Stevens loved …

Memories From the Field: Part III – Rainbow of Dreams

May 31, 2012 – 8:59 am | 2 Comments | 2,321 views

by Melanie Stonebanks
By looking back and by remembering the past, I have attempted to bind my past experiences as a professional educator in several contexts and roles to create patterns of my professional development in …

“I want to tie my shoes” – Reflection and Goal Setting in Cycle One

May 15, 2012 – 4:29 pm | 2 Comments | 2,614 views

“I believe that the theme ‘again and again’ is paramount in cycle one. Children (people) don’t always ‘get it’ on the first round, or second, or third. Children love to do the same activity again …

Reflective practice as professional development

March 13, 2012 – 9:44 am | 4 Comments | 3,162 views

A few weeks ago, I had lunch with a group of educators, among them a pair of Cycle One teachers from the francophone sector. We got to talking about a series of learning and evaluation …