Extender Blogs

Syndication of all blog writing from Ontario Extend participants into one place; each link takes you to the original post. See the list of all blogs

Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Boston Cream Cake

This is an amazing recipe, but it takes some time to make. I recommend setting aside time the night before because it tastes even better the next day once the custard has had the chance to permeate the cake. The chocolate should be made last, but you can make the cake or custard first as they both need time to cool. Typically I make the cake first so I can make the custard while the cake is cooking. This recipe was […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Textbook Reading: You’re doing it wrong!

Reading to Learn Active reading is a planned, deliberate set of strategies to engage with text-based materials with the purpose of increasing your understanding. This is a key skill you need to master for college. Along with listening, it is the primary method for absorbing new ideas and information in college. But active reading also applies to and facilitates the other steps of the learning cycle; it is critical for preparing, capturing, and reviewing, too. In college, most professors do […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Setting The Groundwork for Evidence-Based Practice: 10 Influential Researcher

Setting The Groundwork for Evidence-Based Practice: 10 Influential Researcher Evidence-based practice is a process intended to optimize decision-making by emphasizing the use of evidence from well designed research. This includes the use of logical reasoning and the gathering of ideas and knowledge from many overlapping disciplines.This is a list of ten influential researchers that will help to set the groundwork for an evidence-based approach.ONE - Amanda BaskwillAmanda Baskwill is The Associate Dean of Allied Health at Humber College in Toronto […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise

Why stretching is (still) important for weight loss and exercise Many athletes stretch before and after exercise, but they may not be gaining benefits from doing so. ESB Basic/shutterstock.com David Prologo, Emory University There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the value – or lack thereof – of muscle stretching to accelerate recovery after exercise. “Stretching clears out your lactic acid,” and other similar claims abound. Is any of this true? Sort of. First, it is important to […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Dear 17-year-old Irene

It’s August 9, 1982, and you, my younger self, are feeling pretty good! You are registered at C.K.S.S. for your grade 12 year. No more Christian High School! You have hated the majority of the last three years. That whole “you can’t take Economics, you have to take Home Economics” fiasco was the last straw. You have your schedule and you are truly excited about going to school. A fresh start with people who don’t suck. Brace yourself. Seriously, sit […]

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Extender Blogs, North Cohort, West Cohort

Egg free pancakes (Gluten free too!)

I recently modified this recipe to fit my dietary needs.   Ingredients 1 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup of milk 2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp honey Coconut oil for cooking   Equipment Mixer Bowl or large measuring cup Spatchula   Directions I like to keep things simple. Heat the pan with some coconut oil on it. Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Spoon onto the frying pan. (Pro tip: […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Inspired: Art & Science of teaching

Is teaching an art or a science? This is the question of today’s Daily Extend. The challenge is to find an artist and a scientist that represents some part of your own personal practice. In this reflection, I give you Sarah Bernhardt, sculptor, and Katherine Johnson, mathematician. Sarah Bernhardt Sarah Bernhardt was a famous French actor. While pursuing a very public acting career, she also pursued sculpting. She studied both the craft and other disciplines such as anatomy (Moura, 2017). […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

100 days of Daily Extend

100 days ago, I started an adventure with Ontario Extend and created my first Daily Extend. This was the beginning of building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) as an educator in the post secondary arena in Ontario. Here’s what happened: In case you are interested, here is my first tweet. @ontarioextend Upon successful completion of Ontario Extend, the Dragaera wheel will be able to turn. #oextend #extendwest #longlivevladtaltos — Irene Stewart (@IrenequStewart) April 26, 2018

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

You are more than your work: General Education Course Requirements

I submit that we create a problem for students with the language we use for General Education course requirements in the college arena. We call them Electives. The term Electives gives students the impression that these courses are optional, that they are not important and that these courses do not deserve the same attention as students’ vocational courses. Many faculty reinforce this idea with the way they think and speak about the place electives have in their program. In the […]

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Extender Blogs, West Cohort

Peeking under the cover

The idea of having a space of my own on the internet is compelling but also daunting. There is so much to know and too much I don’t know. But in the last three weeks, I have had a chance to peek under the cover and learn about how I can have a digital identity that I control. Early on in my professional development involvement with OntarioExtend, I was offered a Reclaim Hosting site and I said “maybe.” I had […]

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