August 17, 2015

Tech + Learner Autonomy: following up

Last spring I wrote a post about two teachers from the Western Quebec School Board who are doing great things in their classroom to help their learners develop autonomy.
(go read about that here: )

I shared their story with a number of people and everyone I spoke with wanted to learn more, so we had a conversation which became this video. In it, they talk about why and how they developed their online resources but more significantly, they share what these resources mean for their classrooms and, ultimately, their learners. They also talk about their own learning throughout the process. I encourage you to watch this video! Thank you so much to both Michelle and Julie for sharing their story!

The video forms part of a professional development tile on Motivation in PD Mosaic.

I have been teaching and consulting - from primary school through adult education - since 1996. Currently an education consultant with la Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie-des-Mille-Îles in Montreal, Quebec, I believe that sharing our stories is the key to getting better together.


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    Fran Brandow
    September 16, 2015

    This is a really great project. I’ve been wondering how to get my learning tools out of the school board site (hard to access from outside the school) and into an easily accessible source that doesn’t need to be paid for. I also enjoyed how you explained the modelling process, encouraging teachers to learn along with their students. For me, this has become one of the most exciting benefits of being a teacher. Learning everyday along with my adult learners. What great and inspiring work you have done. Thank you so much

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      Tracy Rosen
      September 16, 2015

      Hi Fran – Great to hear from you! I will let Julie and Michelle know to come by the blog to read it. They will really appreciate your feedback.

      Thanks for commenting!

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