West Cohort

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

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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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Irene learns about teaching – Part 1b

So, how do I know if I am connecting and motivating my students. THRIVES, the course I am using as a focus for these reflections, is a course in our LMS designed to introduce students to the culture of the college and present a model of successful student skills, behaviours and attitudes that new student can follow. Given that THRIVES is a non-mandatory course and, unfortunately at the moment, has little opportunity for student to instructor communication and no opportunity […]

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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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Irene learns about teaching: Part 1a

Who’s your model? Think back to a teacher you admire and consider their motivational, interpersonal and intellectual skills. I know what I am supposed to say – good teachers motivate their learners, have highly rated interpersonal skills and are content experts. This question is leading to a recognition that teaching is more than just an expert who imparts facts and walks out of the room. However, my favorite teachers were a pair of kinda grumpy old men. My favorite teachers […]

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Learning about teaching – THRIVES

I will be taking a course over the next three months about Learning Theories and assessing your own teaching. Although I have taught in the classroom in the past, my work in the past 12 years in student services has been in the area of creating/sustaining the Tutoring System we have at the college and retention projects. Yes, I meant to capitalize Tutoring and System. One of our goals has been to make Tutoring Services a credible and responsive system […]

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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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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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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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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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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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