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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

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This is for the Quiet Ones

Image by John Hain from Pixabay This is for the “quiet” ones. This is for anyone who analyzes their contributions to a conversation, trying to calculate the socially appropriate amount of dialogue, often falling short, unsure of what to say, worried to cut someone off, assuming no one wants to hear you anyway. This is for anyone who’s been asked the jarring question, “why are you so quiet?” A question that leaves you feeling stripped of your worth, a question […]

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Feeling the Ground by Getting Some Air

I was asked recently to write a guest blog post for the WCET Frontiers blog. WCET works in the practice, policy, & advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. The post spun out of Gettin’ Air being included in a list of recommended podcasts and I was happy to get the opportunity to reflect on why I enjoy podcasting so much. So head over here to see the post itself! Photo by Devin Avery on Unsplash

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Reclaiming Place Talks

This week I had the privilege of travelling to Thunder Bay to provide a public talk at the Thunder Bay Museum and speak with a Lakehead University archives class. Both talks focused on my work at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and the decades of work by the Shingwauk Survivor community. Interested in learning more? … Continue reading Reclaiming Place Talks

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The Tech Problem: Tuesday Teaching Tip

Good morning educators! There are so many technologies for teaching out there (my favourite is H5P). One of the biggest mistakes an educator can make in any context is putting the technology before the learners. It is important not to jump into using technology too quickly without making an evidence-informed decision just because it seems useful. Instead, start with asking what problem you are trying to solve then look for technological or other ways to solve that problem. Bitmoji saying […]

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Serving Self-Care in the Classroom

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash My curriculum for a Health and Wellness class involves the creation of a self-care plan. I’m tinkering with an idea… My Vision: an interactive self-care planning activity that allows for an inclusive experience for face-to-face, synchronous and asynchronous students.   My Process: scour the internet for inspiration. Curious what I found? I’ve got you covered: Wellness Worksheets myCompass: A Personalized Self-Help Tool for your Mental Health Self-Care Assessment Developing Your Self-Care Plan Self-Care Toolkit  How […]

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Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 55: Community Based Digitization

In this episode I discuss the recent conclusion of the “Healing and Education Through Digital Access” project undertaken by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. I talk about community engagement, how not all information wants to be free, and online access. I would love to hear about your experiences working with community to undertake a digitization … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 55: Community Based Digitization

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Tuesday Teaching Tip: Develop a Community of Inquiry

Below is a copy of an email I sent to my students this morning. I am teaching a course about teaching so I started sending them Tuesday Teaching Tips, which are well received to date. They are meant as a value-add to the course. They support course objectives but also expand on them by providing quick tips. Happy Tuesday! In the nursing program we have a lot of group work both inside and outside of class. What we are trying […]

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I don’t use Textbooks

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay I don’t use textbooks.  When I first learned about open educational resources (OER), it resonated (resource-anated?) with me. I love the idea of a worldwide community of learning, openly sharing and exchanging knowledge.  I like the relief in a student’s voice when I tell them they don’t need to buy a textbook. Learning about OER also gave me relief. It validated my decision that purchased textbooks don’t have to be a requirement, that there are […]

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What is teaching? Where do nurses teach?

Consider what it means to teach. I believe that teaching can happen in a variety of ways. It often occurs during conversations at the bedside or in a class. However, that is not the only way it happens. The way teaching should be done depends on the learner’s needs, objectives, and context. Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay Patients in the hospital are often frightened, overwhelmed, have a lot of questions, and want to go home. Nurses play an important role […]

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