L’approche énactive et les problèmes techniques sur Le cerveau à tous les niveaux

Deux sujets bien distincts aujourd’hui, mais qui se rejoignent dans leur quête d’autonomie ! Je parlerai du site et de certains problèmes techniques à résoudre dans la deuxième partie de ce billet. Pour ce qui est du sujet de la première partie, il part d’une d’une présentation que j’avais faite à l’hiver 2019 dans le cadre d’un cours sur le raisonnement pédagogique de l’enseignant à l’Université de Montréal. L’ayant redonnée dans une nouvelle mouture le…

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The Boreal Forest of Reading!

YOU GUYS. The Boreal Forest has been nominated for a YELLOW CEDAR AWARD in the FOREST OF READING. Kermit GIF from Kermit GIFs If you’re not familiar, the Forest of Reading is the largest recreational reading program in Canada. Kids across the country can register to read the nominated books and vote for their favourites – last year, more than 270,000 kids took part. It’s a great way to get kids reading books, thinking about…

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Companion Animal Psychology News October 2020

Funny animal pictures, wolf leaders, and barriers to being a vet - this month's Companion Animal Psychology news.By Zazie Todd, PhDMy favourites this month“You can’t be a vet” Veterinarian Dr. Navaratnam Partheeban on the difficulties for ethnic minorities who want to become a vet.  How to do food bowl bonuses to prevent food guarding (with video) in Don’t play with your dog’s food by Jessica Ring.“These discoveries are changing the way we think about wolves.” Wolf…

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Russian ship played classical music to rescue entrapped belugas

The Moskva was the largest and most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker at her time of delivery. She got some international attention in 1985 when she herded around 2000 ice-entrapped belugas back to the open sea … by playing classical music. Yes, you read that right! Classical music saved the entrapped beluga whales What is an icebreaker? An icebreaker is a class of ships that can break the thickest ice and easily travel where no other ships…

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Right Turn: Observable progress for people with eye diseases

The news that Health Canada has approved gene therapy Luxturna to treat blindness couldn’t come at a better time, as October is Blindness Awareness Month. You don’t have to look far to find other high impact research on blindness happening right here in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto (UofT), is a world renowned bioengineer with expertise in the areas of polymer synthesis, biomaterials design and drug delivery in the nervous system. Her…

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A year of books (6): Reading as refuge

Time now for the sixth installment of #AYearInBooks, in which I track the non-academic reading I do.  Here’s why I’m doing this. Who Fears Death (Nnedi Okorafor, 2010). Wow, this book is terrific. I guess I’d call it magical-realism-meets-urban-fantasy, set in (approximately) Sudan in an undefined but near future.  It follows a young sorceress, Onyesonwu, […]

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Science Fairs in the Pandemic

                            Whether public schools, private schools, pandemic learning pods or parents helping home schoolers, we have an excellent opportunity to promote independent project-based learning. When students move from being consumers of knowledge to creators of knowledge, then we are greatly increasing their opportunity for a successful transition to becoming independent contributing adults. Don’t despair, you can still do a science fair. In…

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