Learning Design for Deep Learning

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Teaching Excellence Video Series: Bernie Krynowsky shares his guiding principles for effective teaching and engaging students

Bernie Krynowsky from Education discusses how wisdom, passion, and caring shape his approach to teaching. Bernie discusses his strategies for keeping students engaged in the classroom through a variety of means and techniques. Bernie discusses his philosophy on being a… Continue Reading →

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Heather Pastro on engaging students, establishing trust and building confidence

Heather Pastro from Education discusses her methods for working with students who are at very different levels in the subject matter. Heather discusses the methods she uses to build trust with her students so that they can excel in class…. Continue Reading →

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Alan Gilchrist on coordinating group work and using problem based learning

Alan Gilchrist from Geography shares his strategies for organizing successful group work. In this video Alan shares his strategies for implementing problem-based learning

Student Panel Highlights on the topic of “What Helps Me Learn”

In our August 2014 New Faculty Orientation we invited a group of diverse students representing various faculties to discuss their academic experiences around what helps them learn at VIU.  We have compiled a series of very brief clips (30 seconds-3 minutes) of these students talking… Continue Reading →

Giving Students The Opportunity to Show You What They Know About Themselves

By Tianna Teale, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU In my practicum class my sponsor teacher has done something really amazing. She has taught the students the vocabulary and skills to have insight to their… Continue Reading →

With Buckets Full of Wonder

By Stephanie Winters, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU I purposefully implemented and observed two specific lines of inquiry during my last practicum visit, which spanned two weeks at the beginning of February 2014. With… Continue Reading →

Parlez-vous French?

By Nicole Wood, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU This is my second year doing my practicum in a French Immersion classroom. One connection that I have noticed between this year and last year is… Continue Reading →

On the Road to Inquiry

By Adam Salvisburg, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU During our latest practicum, I focused a lot on my inquiry question, which was “How can I, with the help of my students, plan, create, and… Continue Reading →

Looking Through the Paperwork and Seeing the Student

By Shayne Kopec, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU My practicum placement this year is in one of the two Grade 7/8 combination classes within a middle school. In February we received two new girls… Continue Reading →

Growing Up as a Teacher

By Heide Heiman, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU I love teaching art. I feel my passion for learning and teaching is let loose when I am providing students with the tools they need to… Continue Reading →

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