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Why not try Something New with H5P

This Tuesday I am preparing to try a new teaching strategy in class this week. In the past students have been shy to role play in a large group (70). When thinking about my options for facilitating class this week I decided to try H5P in class. Typically, I use it for out of class activities, but at the last TESS conference they talked about some options to make use of it in class. The activity below uses branching logic. […]

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Post Haste: Tuesday Time Saving Teaching Tip

Everyone is so busy at this time of year (me included). When my files are unorganized because I haven’t had the time to create my folder structure I waste a lot of time looking for information (ironic). No more! I am solving that problem by using a program I have been using to organize video editing files to speed up my course organization. Using a similar folder structure and allowing Post Haste to copy and rename all my templates will […]

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Quick Marking Tip: Be Nice!

It is marking season. I don’t have a lot of time to blog because I have a lot of literature reviews to mark. Marking literature reviews is time-consuming but enjoyable. I also set daily goals. Because I love progress.— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) December 3, 2019 I am behind schedule and have not been meeting my daily goals because I underestimated how long they would take to grade (on average 2 hours each). I decided to blog today anyways because […]

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Three Activities To Improve Exam Readiness

Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is the first one directed at my colleagues instead of my students. Before my last class, I went to the literature to look for ways to improve student readiness for exams and decrease test anxiety. One article, in particular, was quite thought-provoking (Poorman, Mastorovich, & Gerwick, 2019). In class, we talked about the hierarchy of evidence and I shared that although the article is low on the pyramid I can still use it to inform my […]

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Resolution Phase: End of Term Sadness and Hope

The term is drawing to a close. As the learning guide in my courses, I can see that we are almost through the phases of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, 2002). Moving into the term I decided that I would do what was pedagogically sound for student learning and not worry about being judged by others. I drew on various sources of professional development and adopted an inclusive approach to teaching. Student feedback, critical reflection on […]

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NCLEX Prep Strategies in Non-Practice Courses

I have been asked to summarize what I have done this term to help my students prepare for the NCLEX at a faculty meeting on Wednesday. Typically the theoretical courses that I teach may not be not seen as predictive of NCLEX success. For a class like research, in particular, it may be more challenging to see the connection. However, all courses in a nursing program help to prepare students with critical thinking skills. Several strategies were implemented in both […]

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Lessons from Movie Night in Class

The Idea Students in my teaching and learning class created the assignment expectations and rubrics for the final assignment in the course on discharge teaching. The intent was twofold: (a) to have them demonstrate teaching skills and (b) to help them prepare for the NCLEX. They started with a basic outline and customized the instructions in a workshop facilitated in partnership with the Hub at the beginning of the term. Last night the experience unfolded. Let’s go to the movies […]

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Plenary “Experimenter” Panel: What can go Right? What to Expect when you are Experimenting!

Rockstar lineup for this morning’s @ontarioextend panel @RHanleyDafoe @data_professor @NeuroscienceUT @greg_rodrigo #TESS2019 pic.twitter.com/a0bW3rVYMq— Jess Wilkinson (@jesslyndw) November 19, 2019 The opening panel was amazing. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Building resilience in students is important. Also in ourselves. It is okay if everything does not go okay. Robyne did a great job summarizing so many important points for us to remember (I couldn’t type fast enough). View from the stage as the panel chats about how they experiment with technology in their teaching […]

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Never Stop Learning: Tuesday Teaching Tip

Teaching and nursing are careers in which ongoing professional development is critical. When you graduate from an undergraduate program with a degree that is really just the start of your journey. You graduate as a generalist with some basic knowledge of nursing and the skills to learn more. The teaching and learning course I am facilitating has been an overall success. Students have exceeded my expectations in so many ways. As it soon draws to a close, I deeply hope […]

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Designing Quality Online Courses: Research and Application of the UXDL Framework

Research on UXDL over multiple phases. Students like a mixture of media types. I find it important to note that not all students like video. The presenters said that if you are going to use video as the only way to communicate something there should be a good reason for it – and you need to tell students that is what you are doing. They like check marks and xs that are green or red. Signaling The presenters talked about […]

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