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Gettin’ Air Top Ten

Stephen Hurley of VoicEd Radio, likely sick of me sending him new podcast recordings to release on his platform, recently upgraded his Spreaker account to allow me access to publish new episodes myself. An extra bonus is that I can now see the stats. I was curious to see which was the most listened to episode of my main podcast: Gettin’ Air: The Open Pedagogy Podcast. And surprised at the answer! Not that I think the all time leader is […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 74: Participating in Virtual Conferences

In today’s episode I’m discussing my experiences attending three different virtual conference in October. I talk about online conference formats, recording and giving presentations, and interaction in online conference spaces. Mentioned in this episode: –Canadian Research Knowledge Network 2020 Conference–TESS Online 2020: Humanizing Learning–Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference Download or Listen Now: Photo by Magnet.me … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 74: Participating in Virtual Conferences

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Houseplants and Care

I love my outdoor veggie and flower gardens and have been an avid outdoor gardener for years. It wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic hit that I realized I also love houseplants. Since March my houseplant collection has grown from a few plants I was given as gifts, to a sprawling set of plants that is … Continue reading Houseplants and Care

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Not to be taken lightly

See what I’m reading this gloomy Sunday to know that this post is not an easy one… I lost the bubble in November, spent a good 10 days barely functioning before realizing I needed to take a deep breath and then coming out on the other side with a new appreciation for Burnout, what it is, and how it can hit you out of the blue. I’m not sure I’d have really known what to even look for if a […]

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Here is the Thing.

Here is the thing. You are writing about your teaching and as you write, you are learning. Maybe a little, maybe a lot, but writing is thinking. As my Prescott College mentor Jim Stuckey often says, you are “wrinking.” Writing and thinking. That is good reflection. Good writing. Good thinking. As you might imagine, we did a lot of journaling at Prescott College and when it was working well it was like writing a poem or song. One that looked […]

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Grant Writing for Community Archives

Hi friends, I recently did a short presentation on grant writing for community archives, with some tips and best practices for getting started with grant writing in a community context. If you’re interested in the topic my slides and recoding of the presentation are available. I’m also always happy to chat about grants, it’s something … Continue reading Grant Writing for Community Archives

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A Day at the Improv

The current of the class is driven by the sway and swerve of student questions and interests that are smashed upon the rocks of my authoritative guesses at what they need to know related to the course content and in “real life.” In my head, now, as I write, I am picturing a snowball fight and I am vastly outnumbered, laughing, and focused on the goal. The class looks and feels kinda like that. via GIPHY Since I have never […]

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Sharing, Healing, and Learning through Digital Stories

The presentation I gave at TESS 2020 on the work of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre to use digital technology to teach about Residential Schools and humanize this important history is now online. The presentation is framed around the desire to share the important history of the Shingwauk site and the ways in which the … Continue reading Sharing, Healing, and Learning through Digital Stories

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 73: Article Feedback and Revisions

In today’s episode I’m talking about peer review feedback and article revisions. I chat about some of the recent articles I have revised, handling negative feedback, and my process for doing revisions. Mentioned in this episode: -Jo VanEvery, Revision following peer review is a normal part of the scholarly writing process– Melissa Dalgleish, Learning to … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 73: Article Feedback and Revisions

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Creation and purpose: A conversation on art created by students at the Shingwauk Residential School

A conversational piece I wrote with Skylee-Storm Hogan for the Art Libraries Journal is now available. This piece asks: What are the ethics behind caring, preserving, and displaying artwork created by Residential School Survivors? By looking at sketches and small handicrafts held by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre this piece examines the possibilities for caring … Continue reading Creation and purpose: A conversation on art created by students at the Shingwauk Residential School

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