This is an informal poll of current Ontario post-secondary people and what they might like to see covering their free textbooks. That’s right ~ free! eCampusOntario has worked hard to bring you a robust library of open textbooks ready-to-use in colleges and universities, but also open for adaptation and customization to suit the needs of particular courses. Check them out here: https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/Register your preference for a cover look using the quick poll. Help even more by providing some comments on […]
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 […]
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 […]
One final post for the 9x9x25 challenge I hadn’t anticipated. Looking back over the posts I had no idea that I would write as much as I did. Sure I could, in theory, have started blogging alone, but overall it was the group of people gathered together through eCampus Ontario (big H/T to Terry) that made it a compelling activity. There were so many remarkable posts, which also encouraged me to change the way I write by doing the “quick […]
Thanks to eCampus Ontario for the fun badge and the fun blog challenge! Looking forward to our next adventure!
Welcome, or welcome back, Fleming faculty members! And welcome to The Teaching Hub. For new readers, this weekly blog post is our attempt to bring you just-in-time information and resources to support your teaching here at Fleming. If you ever have suggestions for items we should include, or would like to contribute a piece yourself, please let us know. And if there’s something we can help with, please use the contact information included in this issue to get in touch […]
At this time of year, many people are thinking about the resolutions they are going to make. As an educator, I usually make my resolutions twice a year: once for January (typical time to make a resolution) and again for September when the academic year starts. If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.—– Jill Koenig, Certified Goals Coach This is what I need to do more of. […]
Between doing work over the holidays…and not Between feeling like I’m ahead…and knowing I’m really behind Between feeling obliged to prepping 5 courses during a short winter break…and recognizing the untenable nature of doing so It is possible to be both a good educator, a “count on me” employee who “gets things done”…and be a good parent, mom, wife. But not always simultaneously. And right now, in this moment, I’m choosing Option 2.
I have always prided myself on the ability to curate content but I now realize that I was just simply collecting content. By collecting, I just gathered a bunch of stuff and housed it on my computer. On the other hand, curation is when you handpick content using a certain lens/perspective and add your own voice to it in order to bring value to that collection of seemingly random things. Then, you share it to be consumed by others. Now […]
I admire so many educators and influencers. I don’t need to look very far for inspiration because I’m surrounded by amazing colleagues that inspire me everyday – I couldn’t possibly add every single one of them to my ‘Influential Educators’ PLN map. I ended up grouping my PLN Map into clusters based on ‘location’. Influential educators surround me at Cambrian College. I have some personal connections to elementary and high school influencers because I used to teach in that sector […]