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Week 7, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Past Issues of The Teaching Hub We’ll be taking a break from publishing this weekly blog post for the remainder of the Spring semester, but if you’re looking for a topic that we’ve already covered, check out all of our Spring 2019 issues here, with a listing of included topics: Here We Go Again! D2L Courses Faculty Centre LDS Team Class Cancellation Policy Student Life Tab Start-Up Support Mindfulness in the Classroom D2L Subscription Training Emailing from the […]

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Week 6, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Subject-Specific Pedagogy Resources A team at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, led by Professor Kevin Orr, has developed resources to support teachers’ decision-making by focusing on their subject-specialist pedagogy. These online learning resources are designed to support teachers’ thinking about what informs the decisions they make in the planning and management of sessions with their students in their own particular context. The resource is made up of learning modules defining key topics, with […]

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Week 5, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Engaging Students with Wikipedia Recently published Patch #30 in the Open Faculty Patchbook is entitled “Engaging Students with Wikipedia,” and recounts one professor’s experience with having her students edit Wikipedia articles. She reports that students were thoroughly engaged with the material, but “more importantly, for me as an instructor, they learned some skills. Research methods, including searching for and finding sources. Critically thinking about sources and stuff they read. Distilling information and writing about it in a clear and […]

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Week 4, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class In The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class from Faculty Focus, Wolfgang S. Weber provides advice on a simple way to engage students in the class material. He calls it the motivation step, but elsewhere it’s called a motivational hook or hook: “Simply put, a motivation step is an educator’s conscious effort to take a moment near the beginning of each class to explain why the day’s material is meaningful to […]

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Week 3, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching There’s a New “Patch” in the Open Faculty Patchbook! Going Back to Basics is the 28th patch in The Open Faculty Patchbook, a publication to which several Fleming faculty members have contributed, which aims to help faculty members “patch pedagogy together, for each other.” If you’re not familiar with the Patchbook, it’s a collection of stories and strategies from fellow teachers from around the world. This latest patch, by Bettina Brockerhoff-Macdonald, looks at the importance of evaluating online […]

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Week 2, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Learner-Centred Teaching: 10 Ideas for Getting Started Photo by Mikael Kristenson on Unsplash This article from Faculty Focus offers 10 ideas, grouped into three strategies, to incorporate some (more) learner-centred teaching into your courses. The strategies are Creating the climate for learning; Let the students summarize; and Lessons learned from the first exam. It might spark a new technique for you, or confirm what you’re already doing. Have ideas you use that you would add to this list? Let us know; […]

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Week 1, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom At last week’s Teaching & Learning Day, we had a session from Fred Wood on using meditation in the classroom. If you missed his session, or want to hear the perspective of another faculty member who has tried using meditation, check out Mindfulness in the Classroom from Faculty Focus. How do students feel about mindfulness activities in the classroom? According to Erica Kosal, who tried these techniques in her biology class, “At first, most […]

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Week 0, Spring 2019

 Engaging Teaching Reminder: Spring Teaching & Learning Day Tomorrow! via Giphy.com Tomorrow’s the day! Our Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Whetung Theatre. Join us starting at 8:30 for sign-in, coffee, and treats! For more details, see the Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Schedule. Questions? Contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!    Learning Technology D2L Thing of the Week: Faculty D2L Levels 1 & 2 and Beyond! There’s always more […]

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Week 16, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching It’s Week 16. Classes are over, and marks are soon due. We know it’s a busy time, but you can do it! We believe in you! And this week’s edition has a few upcoming events to look forward to, on the other side of all that marking!     REMINDER: Teaching & Learning Day Registration Please RSVP for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day by tomorrow! Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Date: Tuesday, April 30th Location: Sutherland […]

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Week 15, Winter 2019

 Engaging Teaching Spring Teaching & Learning Day Registration via Giphy.com Please click here to RSVP for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day! Date: Tuesday, April 30th Location: Sutherland Campus (plus some optional off-campus excursions) Registration starts: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast snacks & lunch will be provided. For more details, see the Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Schedule. Questions? Contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!    Learning Technology D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training Service Are you […]

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