Author: tracyrosen

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    Keyword: PD Mot clé: la formation! Read about events and resources for Professional Development throughout our networks. — Découvrez les événements et les ressources pour le développement professionnel à travers nos réseaux.

  • Module 1 – cultural sensitivity

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  • Bridging the online / offline / simultaneous teaching gap

    In Quebec, all students are expected to be in school under normal ratios, that means the same teacher:student ratio in effect at a given school as before Covid-19. (I still find it mind-boggling that the exact same directive goes for schools in Montreal with over 29 000 cases of the virus as schools in the […]

  • A back-to-school like no other

    On Thursday morning, someone from CBC News contacted me for a live interview later that afternoon. It was to talk about back-to-school in Quebec and concerns from a teaching perspective. It ended up being cancelled, I think Rob Ford bumped me on Thursday and something else did on Friday. These things happen. Before they cancelled, […]

  • Day 1 – Trauma, Mental Health, & our Students

    This week a friend of mine challenged me to do 25 pushups for 25 days as a way of raising awareness for mental wellness issues that can lead to suicide and it goes by the tag #matesofmatesformates. Yesterday was Day 1 and I questionned – what can we do beyond the challenge? How does doing 25 […]

  • Checking ourselves. When good teachers are racist.

    Close to 15 years ago, I became friends with a teacher in South Burlington, Vermont. She was a master at differentiation and I met her first through a webinar and then in person. She graciously allowed me to bring a group of teachers from Montreal to spend the day in her classroom. It was a […]

  • When we talk, when we listen. We get better together. (epilogue)

    A story in 3 parts – epilogue I already posted an article earlier today called English Sector Exclusion: A story in 3 parts and I don’t usually post twice in one day but today, I need to. The survey that excluded anglophone school boards (and therefore the voices of teachers who work within these boards)? It […]

  • English Sector Exclusion: A story in 3 parts.

    Part 3 Yesterday afternoon I was forwarded this questionnaire by a colleague in another province. I was attracted by the headline because I thought it was important to gather this kind of data. But when I went to fill out the questionnaire, I realized that, though I teach in the public system in Quebec, my experience didn’t […]

  • How you Zooming?

    When we were told to keep in contact with our students, it didn’t have to all be via Zoom. I was reading through the comments on a Facebook post just now about fighting with children to do their homework and to get on their Zoom meetings. When I saw this comment (I hid the commenter’s picture […]

  • Revisiting Designing Webinars that Matter

    I originally wrote this back in December, on another blog. At the time, webinars were just a thing some of us did sometimes. Who knew just how prevalent they’d become in a few short months! So I thought, why not, I’ll republish it here at Leading from the Heart. Because a webinar can absolutely be […]

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