North Cohort

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

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The Anthropologist in the Machine at #TESS2019 – The Future has to be Co-created!!

David Porter encourages us to consider the context that we work in as we listen to Donna Lancos this morning. She talked about digital machines. The opening question was around if we need to choose between innovation and providing students with the basics. "Let’s give ourselves room to try new things while also maintaining things that have enduring value and stop thinking about it as a competitive zero-sum game." @bfister — Dr. Donna Lanclos (@DonnaLanclos) October 9, 2019 @DonnaLanclos don’t […]

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Do you Care?

Clients can tell if you truly care.  Enthusiasm, among other things, is what fuels innovation in nursing education (Schell, 2006).  When you care deeply about the success of your learners it motivates you to do your best to meet their needs.  Energy and a love for the subject matter, as well as teaching, is part of being a successful teacher (Rossetti & Fox, 2009).  Promoting this enthusiasm among learners by encouraging interest and enjoyment in the topic is a strategy […]

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Can They Read It?

It is important that clients can read written materials that nurses provide. We have spent a lot of time in class talking about the importance of readability of materials, health literacy, as well as e-health literacy. When you are creating materials you know that generally speaking, readability should be at a sixth to eighth-grade level. You are now equipped to assess the usefulness, design, understandability, and actionability of various sources using appropriate tools. Accessibility However, I am not confident that […]

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Bit by Bitmojis: An Unexpected Outcome

The Cambrian Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub encourages faculty to share how one small change in how we approach teaching makes learning more impactful. This term one these meaningful changes I made was very small and easy: Adding Bitmojis. Great idea Bitmoji. The Challenge This semester I was teaching a group of students who were entering the term scared for a variety of reasons. I had a hunch that they were scared, but the results of my adapted learner preferences […]

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Trust and Cheating: Tuesday Teaching Tip

Good morning, This Tuesday I was tempted to send you an email simply saying “take breaks” as the Tuesday teaching tip. It may have been a way to show you that I was taking my own advice. Instead, I decided to take this opportunity to extend our discussion around cheating and trust. Cheat day Bitmoji Cheating is a concept that is highly influenced by context and culture. For that reason, we as educators should be defining it in relation to […]

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Metacognition and Mindfulness: Tuesday Teaching Tip for Nursing Students

Nurse educators work in a variety of contexts. Our role is not simply to deliver content. We need to also equip our learners with the tools to be successful in achieving their goals. This week you are engaged in reflecting on health literacy as one of those tools. However, metacognitive skills are just as important for learning. What is Metacognition? Be Mindful Retention of information is an important consideration in any learning environment. Stress and anxiety are enemies of retention […]

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Ken Steele Speaker Session: Innovative Futures: Higher Education Trends towards 2040

I am excited to get to her Ken talk about innovation today in person. I’m looking forward to presenting on “ #HigherEd Trends Towards 2040” in the eDome at @CambrianCollege #Sudbury this morning! #imagineCambrian @CollegesOntario #OntarioColleges #Futuring #cdnPSE #CambrianCollege pic.twitter.com/DwNLXAB5c9— Ken Steele (@kensteele) October 11, 2019 I really love his strategy for knowing when to collect responses – he says he treats it like popcorn. When the responses stop coming in he knows he may burn it and moves on. […]

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Just Roll with it: Tuesday Teaching Tip

This Thursday, third-year students are using simulation to teach first-year students. We have spent time in class talking about the need to assess learning needs, plan teaching strategies, and evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching. My number one tip for students walking into the role of a teacher is to learn to be flexible and work with (or roll with) whatever is happening. Below is what I told them to plan for. Plan Last week you planned for the facilitated […]

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Simulation Strategies: Tuesday Teaching Tip

Good morning! Simulation, whether virtual or in-person has immense potential for the development of nursing skills and confidence (Koetting & Freed, 2017). Simulations may be digital or not, graded or not, and used in conjunction with gamification (Wiggins, 2016). A lot of discussion around simulation is focused on hand-on high fidelity simulation, but simulation can happen in a variety of ways. The degree of fidelity that is needed depends on what is being taught. Some studies suggest that online simulation […]

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