Teaching Philosophy

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Metacognitive Lesson Planning

Photo by KT on Unsplash It’s one week before classes begin and I’m not focused on preparing content. That’s right – not (if my dean’s reading this, I assure you there’s no need for alarm). It’s one week before classes begin and instead, I’m focused on learning concepts. During the summer I was focused on content: I created folder after folder of the resources I’ve accumulated over the past decade and mulled over what would inevitably have to be cut. Cutting content felt […]

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Can’t wait to get back to the construction site Monday!

Back to construction on Monday. What, you ask? You thought I was an educator? Let me explain: One of the activities in my most recent graduate course was to reflect on our teaching philosophy. For those dying to read it, rest assured, it’s just a click away. How fitting that the next Ontario Extend activity is encouraging the same, but with a twist: “What is your metaphor for teaching and learning?” My metaphor: under construction I’d like to direct your […]

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