West Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the West Ontario Cohort. See also the list of active blogs.

9X9X25 Challenge, Extender Blogs, West Cohort

The Frankenreference – Taming the APA Monster

I just going to say it, I love APA Style Blog. Seriously, if you teach writing, are learning writing, or if you write using APA, follow @APA_Style on Twitter. APA is often a monster, a big boss if you will, that students feel they will never beat. My nickname in tutoring services is APA Lady. (I have another, the Dictator of Tutoring, but that is different post.) I have read literally hundreds of APA student papers, before and after submission. […]

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Temporary Disabilities

Staying within the theme of students with disabilities, I have been thinking about students with temporary disabilities, perhaps because I have seen a number of St. Clair College students recently on crutches. I expect that all colleges and universities provide acommodations for students with a temporary disabilities such as a broken arm, sprained ankle or other injury. A student comes in with a broken arm and I expect the reaction is: Well of course! You are going to need more […]

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Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it

Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment. The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia is the first to recommend exercise as part of regular cancer care. (Unsplash/curtis macnewton), CC BY-NC-SA Scott Lear, Simon Fraser University There is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors. In the […]

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Classroom Greetings: I Yearn for a Fancy Handshake

Kids select greeting as they enter class   Should I be teaching elementary school? You’ve seen those videos where teachers greet their students with those fancy handshakes and little dances. They look so much fun. Classroom greetings establish strong connections and relationships as well as set the tone for the teacher, students, and classroom. To be honest, I yearn for those types of connections and relationships. And to paraphrase the late Rita Pierson, kids learn from people who they like. […]

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A List of Systematic Reviews of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option, that is increasingly being used alongside standard medical care to help manage a number of symptoms. In this post I wanted to highlight a number of recent systematic reviews that support the use of massage therapy. What is a Systematic Review? Designed by Jessica Kaufman, Cochrane Consumers & Communication Review Group, Centre for Health Communication & Participation, La Trobe University, 2011. Systematic reviews are used as part of an evidence-based model of care […]

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Breaksgiving

This is my Ontario Extend 9X9X25 Post for week 7. #TESS18 Robin could for sure have literally dropped the mic when she ended her talk with this beaut. @actualham pic.twitter.com/P3a0Xg4f9n — Terry Greene (@greeneterry) November 13, 2018 I was holding my five month old daughter when I snapped this photo of the final slide of Robin DeRosa’s keynote at eCampusOntario’s Technology-Enabled Seminar and Showcase. (You can read the whole transcript here.) Out of 250 or so attendees at TESS, I […]

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Learning Outcomes: Continued #TESS18 Adventures and Improving @OntarioExtend through Empowering Educator Agency. @eCampusOntario @simonpbates

As I sit on the Ontario Northland bus to Sudbury with a fun bunch of academics, we are reminded of the Laurentian Center for Academic Excellence’s metaphor for allowing students to choose their own path to meeting course outcomes. If the end goal is to get to Sudbury, there are multiple ways to get to the destination. As long as we get there we have met the outcome of said trip. This metaphor can be applied in course contexts including the […]

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Curriculum: The #2 C Word

Only number 2 in terms of nominal numbers to track posts, not in terms of actual importance. Whereas curiosity was number 1 in terms of C word sequencing, it also holds that position ordinally. Naturally, number 2 in order of importance would be a tie between chocolate and cat. In recent discussions and workshops, curriculum seems to verge on being a dirty word. Impassioned educators rail against the prescriptive nature of course content and assessment; thoughtful teachers collaborate with learners […]

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Accessible Documents: Make it a Combo

CC0 Creative Commons, by Engin Akyurt, Pixabay.com A Burger is Good, but it’s Way Better with Fries. I had a little “ah-ha” (Opera) moment the other day while reading Jennifer Pusateri’s blog about alt text. Jennifer talks about developing documents to pro-actively meet Word’s Accessibility Checker (i.e., ADA or AODA regulations) rather than modifying them after the fact.  She also suggests that just because we make a documents accessible, it doesn’t mean that it meets UDL principles. UDL is so much […]

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