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Week 10, Winter 2019

It’s Week 10 — we’re into double digits, and the final third of this winter semester! This week’s Teaching Hub includes a listening recommendation from one of our newest full-time faculty members, some resources to improve accessibility in your course materials, a reminder of the photography contest that closes this week, a “Save the Date” & call for proposals for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day, and some upcoming professional learning opportunities. Save the Date: Spring Teaching and Learning Day […]

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Week 9, Winter 2019

While it may not feel terribly spring-like out there just yet, this is your public-service announcement that Daylight Savings Time starts this weekend. That’s right; Tina Turner your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 a.m.!    Engaging Teaching Multiple Perspective Assessment Photo by Nadine Shaabana on Unsplash Do your students engage in self-assessment? How about peer assessment? Or does the idea of having students assess each other’s work immediately scare you? In “Multiple Perspective Assessment: Self, Peer, and Teacher,” […]

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Week 8, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Pedagogy Unbound! Y’all Ready for Tips? via Giphy.com If you’re looking to take a break from marking this week, and looking for some quick ideas to revitalize your classes in the back half of the semester, check out Pedagogy Unbound. It’s “a place for college teachers to share practical strategies for today’s classrooms.” Pedagogy Unbound was founded by David Gooblar, a lecturer at the University of Iowa, and has loads of quick tips, organized by categories like preparation, […]

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Week 7, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Student in Mental Health Distress? Notice, Act and Refer It’s Week 7 and it’s a stressful time for many students. You may notice that a student’s behaviour changes, or they seem in distress. Maybe the student tells you directly about mental health problems they are experiencing. How would you respond in that moment? David Gooblar shares his learning about how to Notice, Act, and Refer when he sees students in distress in this short article titled How to […]

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Week 6, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Sharing the Learning Centredness We want our students to value the process of learning and continue to improve their learning skills. In this article, “Five Ways to Teach Students to Be Learning-Centered Too”, Carl S. Moore asks “How might you inspire your students to share accountability for their learning?” He offers 5 concrete ideas with a few tips and resources to add to your toolkit.    Learning Technology D2L Thing of the Week: Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom by […]

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Week 5, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Do you have a teaching problem to solve? We’ve all got problems. The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation wants to help you find a solution, at least to your problems of the teaching variety. Their site “provides practical strategies to address teaching problems across the disciplines. These strategies are firmly grounded in educational research and learning principles.” It’s as easy as: Identify a problem you encounter in your teaching; Identify possible reasons for the problem; and […]

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Week 4, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching via Giphy.com How do you motivate students to learn? In this article, Enhancing Learning Through Zest, Grit, and Sweat, Lolita Paff explores what motivates students to learn and become better learners, and identifies three key aspects that she nicknames “zest, grit, and sweat.” She challenges instructors to plan for these elements in their instruction, and offers some strategies to get started. What instructional strategies do you use to motivate students? Let us know!    Learning Technology D2L Thing […]

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Week 3, Winter 2019

  This week’s edition includes a request for your feedback, a tool for collecting students’ feedback, some services and tools available to support your students’ learning, and a couple of upcoming conference opportunities.  Engaging Teaching Upcoming Teaching & Learning Days — We Need Your Feedback! The start of a new semester and new year is a great time to set some intentions for your teaching practice. These intentions don’t need to be onerous or complex; let’s go back to basics […]

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Week 2, Winter 2019

While our Teaching Hub logo typically involves a bicycle, we’ve dubbed this week’s edition the “It’s Too Cold for Bikes” edition; so we went with a toque instead. We know there are faculty and staff members who would adamantly disagree with our title, and say that it’s never too cold for bikes, but sorry, this is our current mood: via Giphy.com See below for some heart- (if not body-) warming ideas for engaging students, services available for you and your […]

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Week 1, Winter 2019

via Giphy.com This is it — the first day of the Winter 2019 semester! As you prepare to welcome your new students, this edition of The Teaching Hub offers some tips for the first class, as well as getting set up on some of Fleming’s systems, and accessing some great Fleming resources.    Engaging Teaching 8 Objectives for the First Day of Class It’s the first day of class – are you ready? The Eberley Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation’s […]

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