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Ken Steele Speaker Session: Innovative Futures: Higher Education Trends towards 2040

I am excited to get to her Ken talk about innovation today in person. I’m looking forward to presenting on “ #HigherEd Trends Towards 2040” in the eDome at @CambrianCollege #Sudbury this morning! #imagineCambrian @CollegesOntario #OntarioColleges #Futuring #cdnPSE #CambrianCollege pic.twitter.com/DwNLXAB5c9— Ken Steele (@kensteele) October 11, 2019 I really love his strategy for knowing when to collect responses – he says he treats it like popcorn. When the responses stop coming in he knows he may burn it and moves on. […]

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Sydney Carton – A tale of moral bankruptcy and redemption

This is a multi-modal project embedding video, images and charts to demonstrate potential assignment options. The character Sydney Carton in Charles’ Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities—much like Dickens’ novel itself—is a study in opposites. Dissolute, drunken wretch who cares for no man on one hand; Steadfast, loyal friend who makes great sacrifices to uphold moral beliefs and to support those he loves best on the other. The novel and the character are studies in ethics and justice and […]

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Irene learns about teaching – Part 1b

So, how do I know if I am connecting and motivating my students. THRIVES, the course I am using as a focus for these reflections, is a course in our LMS designed to introduce students to the culture of the college and present a model of successful student skills, behaviours and attitudes that new student can follow. Given that THRIVES is a non-mandatory course and, unfortunately at the moment, has little opportunity for student to instructor communication and no opportunity […]

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Just Roll with it: Tuesday Teaching Tip

This Thursday, third-year students are using simulation to teach first-year students. We have spent time in class talking about the need to assess learning needs, plan teaching strategies, and evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching. My number one tip for students walking into the role of a teacher is to learn to be flexible and work with (or roll with) whatever is happening. Below is what I told them to plan for. Plan Last week you planned for the facilitated […]

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Irene learns about teaching: Part 1a

Who’s your model? Think back to a teacher you admire and consider their motivational, interpersonal and intellectual skills. I know what I am supposed to say – good teachers motivate their learners, have highly rated interpersonal skills and are content experts. This question is leading to a recognition that teaching is more than just an expert who imparts facts and walks out of the room. However, my favorite teachers were a pair of kinda grumpy old men. My favorite teachers […]

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Learning about teaching – THRIVES

I will be taking a course over the next three months about Learning Theories and assessing your own teaching. Although I have taught in the classroom in the past, my work in the past 12 years in student services has been in the area of creating/sustaining the Tutoring System we have at the college and retention projects. Yes, I meant to capitalize Tutoring and System. One of our goals has been to make Tutoring Services a credible and responsive system […]

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Who’s Worthless Wanda?

I recently mapped out a plan for a self-care class. (Summary: take stock of how full our plates our by mapping it on on paper plates, and create a self-care plan by filling our cups with suggestions that appeal to us as we move from each station associated with the dimensions of wellness.) Yesterday was the execution. (Is it just me or do the words self-care and execution not really go together?) Since it’s ExperimenThursday, it’s only fitting I report […]

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Archives Month Series on History@Work

Over the past couple of months I have been working with  History@Work affiliate editor Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, and NCPH The Public Historian co-editor/Digital Media Editor Nicole Belolan to help pull together a month long series of posts about of archives and public history. This series will be published throughout October (Archives Month in the United States). I’m super … Continue reading Archives Month Series on History@Work

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Simulation Strategies: Tuesday Teaching Tip

Good morning! Simulation, whether virtual or in-person has immense potential for the development of nursing skills and confidence (Koetting & Freed, 2017). Simulations may be digital or not, graded or not, and used in conjunction with gamification (Wiggins, 2016). A lot of discussion around simulation is focused on hand-on high fidelity simulation, but simulation can happen in a variety of ways. The degree of fidelity that is needed depends on what is being taught. Some studies suggest that online simulation […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

In honour of Orange Shirt Day today’s episode is dedicated to Residential School Survivors all across the land and to those who didn’t return home from their time at Residential School. In today’s episode I discuss the TRC’s Calls to Action and their relationship to archival practice. Note – I made a numerical error when … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 56: Archives and the TRC Calls to Action

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