Claude Boucher: Making math attractive on a daily basis

Discover the very first podcast interview of the series “The educational meetings of the École branchée”. We discuss the pleasure of learning with Claude Boucher, a high school math teacher.

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Discover the very first podcast interview of the series “The educational meetings of the École branchée”. We discuss the pleasure of learning with Claude Boucher, a high school math teacher.

To inaugurate the new “École branchée educational meetings”, podcast interviews with school players from here and elsewhere, our collaborator (and concept designer), Marc-André Girard, talks with Claude Boucher, mathematics teacher using methods based on the pleasure of learning.

IMG_0066Making math attractive on a daily basis is the challenge for Claude Boucher, a math teacher at Marcellin-Champagnat high school in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

In this podcast, she talks about her fun-based methods of learning and the importance of creating a mental image in the minds of students.

As a bonus, she sings to us her "rap of equations", composed to help her students in order to help them master the associated rules. This rap was also a success since, she tells us, "several students sometimes whispered it while working" ...

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About the Author

Marc-André Girard
Marc-André Girard holds a bachelor's degree in humanities education (1999), a master's degree in history teaching (2003) and a master's degree in educational management (2013). He is currently a doctoral student in school administration. He specializes in change management in schools as well as in educational leadership. He is also interested in 21st century skills to be developed in education. He holds a managerial position in a public primary school and gives lectures on educational leadership, pedagogical approaches, change in the school environment as well as on the professionalization of teaching. He took part in educational expeditions to France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Morocco. In September 2014, he published the book “Le change en milieu scolaire québécois” with Éditions Reynald Goulet and, in 2019, he published a trilogy on the school of the 21st century with the same publisher. He frequently collaborates with L'École branchée on educational issues. He is very involved in everything that surrounds the professional development of teachers and school administrators as well as the integration of ICT in education. In March 2016, he received a CHAPO award from AQUOPS for his overall involvement.

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