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9x9x25 Post #3 – Math is NOT a Spectator Sport!

For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about how to motivate my students. So many of them seem to walk out the door and leave math behind. I realize that students’ lives are busier than they ever have been. So many of them have families, full-time jobs, etc.. I try not to assign too much homework, but in math the best way to learn is to practice. To balance the homework, I try and have as much time as […]

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A Collaborator is what I am @OntarioExtend #9x9x25

Collaboration is an essential part of being a “good” educator. I am of the opinion that we cannot be effective, current, or mentally healthy without teamwork. Today I reflect on how collaboration has enhanced my professional world in order to get a badge for completion of the Extend Collaborator Module.  I might as well count this in my 9x9x25 challenge since I think I went on some tangents that fit those criteria. rawpixel / Pixabay √ Explored Resources Over the […]

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Handcuffs are off

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay AND Day 4 of #OCDAwarenessWeek AND my 3rd post for the 9X9X25 challenge (okay, maybe the last piece is not as exciting). If I haven’t yet formally introduced myself, I’m the coordinator and a professor for Cambrian College’s brand new post-graduate certificate program in Community and Health Services Navigation. I adore my job. It’s a dream career, except it’s not a dream. It’s a reality career, but that just sounds weird so back to dream career. How […]

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Adrift – Somewhere Between Silly and Serious

I have lost a lot of listeners. My arms waving around wildly as I talk is just too damn distracting. In headshot videos, I blink so often that certainly people watching are just counting all the blinks knowing I am going to blink over 60 times per minute. Faculty peek into the workshop door to see a long haired and heavily bearded dude in a Captain Kirk outfit. Or a damn red rain suit. People walking into presentation rooms ready […]

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Laura is an Experimenter – Time for a Badge @ontarioextend #oextend

I am an experimenter at heart. Explore this blog or my twitter feed and you will likely see me trying something new weekly (if not daily sometimes). Trying new things in an effort to continually grow and improve is just part of who I am. I call it being innovative. PIRO4D / Pixabay Just last Friday, for example, I taught using Padlet as my main anchor point for the first time. Yes, it isn’t that new of an idea, but […]

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Marking Madness!

I’ve been teaching a lot of math courses and one of the things I struggle with is marking. When you mark a math problem it’s not only about the final answer. The process is very important. Students could do everything right but make one small mistake and the final answer will be wrong. It’s important to recognize that a student understands the process as well as the final answer. I tell my students if they want full marks on a […]

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I would like to become known as a curator, please @OntarioExtend

On this fine fall day, I would like to curate some content to demonstrate that I meet the Ontario Extend curator badge criteria. This post will attempt to be sassy and fun. Oh, and I might as well use it for the 9x9x25 challenge since I am falling behind on those posts. GDJ / Pixabay √ Defined content curation. Here is a curated definition found using the OER Commons: Curation: the process of selecting, organizing, and sharing high-quality teaching and […]

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Teaching Style: Fall, 2018 Collection

Fun fact: my mom used to teach High School in the Northwest Territories. This gives the advice she gave me a year ago credible: I will develop my own teaching style. Okay, maybe it wasn’t advice, per se, but a valid premonition.  I wasn’t entirely sure at the time how my teaching style would develop or how long it would take, but I’m pretty sure it’s happening. Below are my rudimentary calculations for developing your teaching style: Teach the same […]

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Will you accept the challenge? Calling all #9x9x25 video creators!

Yesterday two key things happened: I made a challenge and accepted it. The Presentation Jeff, Jess, and I hosted a professional development double-dip that turned into more of a unique presentation to faculty than we thought. In preparation for Online Learning 2018, we piloted a 15 minute Easy DIY Video Success Strategies session for faculty. After the session, we sought faculty feedback and re-designed the session. It was a happy coincidence that this session was also a perfect follow up for […]

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