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The value of micro-credentials and badging

I recently attended a learning outcomes symposium organized by the Council of Ontario Universities, the organization that is responsible for the university sector affairs of the 21 major universities in our Ontario (Canada) system. The keynote speaker, Ryan Craig, from University Ventures, surprised the audience with some challenging ideas taken from his recent book, A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College.  I was somewhat confused by the sense of fright that many of my colleagues in the audience […]

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Week 0, Winter 2019

  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 […]

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Ten books to help people understand pain and its complexity

Ten books to help people understand pain and its complexity Everybody deserves access to credible information about pain so they can make informed choices. Here is a curated selection of books on healthcare, neuroscience, and the experience of pain. ONE: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman DoidgeTWO: Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Robert M. SapolskyTHREE: A Nation in Pain: Healing our Bigest Health Problem. Judy […]

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Research Review: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Essential oils have been growing in popularity. There is no doubt that they can smell nice and be part of a relaxing experience. Here is a youtube video from Sci-Show providing a run down of the latest research, as well as links to relevant research at the bottom of the page. More to ExploreBakkali et al. (2008). Biological effects of essential oils--a review. Food Chem Toxicol.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17996351Hoenen et al. (2016). Fancy Citrus, Feel Good: Positive Judgment of Citrus Odor, but Not […]

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The Obligatory New Year’s Resolution Blog Post

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. […]

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Torn

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.

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How to drive innovation in 2019

Beyond Post-it notes: How to drive innovation in 2019 Senior leaders need to move beyond design thinking as it’s often introduced in non-design-savvy settings, like business schools, and get to deep design thinking that inspires and ultimately produces results. (Shutterstock) Kevin Morris, OCADU In the era of disruption, it’s never been more important for organizations to imagine and take bold new paths. The public and private sectors, though, are rife with stories of struggles when it comes to staying ahead […]

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What exactly is content curation?

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 […]

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Mapping My PLN

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 […]

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An Oscar-esque thank you speech type of blog post

I’ve reflected a lot about teaching this past semester. It makes sense, I mean, I’m now a teacher. But I think I’m due for a reflection about the transition from a decade in the field to a full-time professor. The best transitions are the seamless ones. No seamstress required. I started teaching at CTS Canadian Career College in May of 2017, while working full-time at the Canadian Mental Health Association. September, 2017 rolled along and I found myself working part-time […]

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