Category Archives: My Blog

Signature Pedagogies

I just finished reading about signature pedagogies by Shulman (2005). A signature pedagogy is not something that I have considered before so I am going to post some of the quotes that I like, and my response to them. Erik … Continue reading

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Educational Development Challenges

As part of the course I am taking on Educational Development I had to read two papers and answer the question: Consider what is it about educational development that makes it engaging and challenging at times, sometimes at the same … Continue reading

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Educational Developer

Lately I have be interested in the field of Educational Development. My burning questions seems to be: What is an Educational Developer? What do they do? Is this a field that I am interested in pursuing? Fortunately there is an … Continue reading

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VIUTLC2017

At the VIU Teaching & Learning Conference 2017 we were summarizing the days work in post-in notes. My key thoughts from the keynote: Dr. Kimberly Tanner, PhD “Teaching is the neurobiology of lots of brains” “Teaching and learning are fundamentally … Continue reading

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Transformative Moment

This week I attended the Vancouver Island University Teaching and Learning Conference and had the pleasure in attending many workshops & presentations. Once workshop that I want to focus on in this moment was by Janet Sinclair & Brain Walker … Continue reading

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Interleaving – Weaving my Math Topics

One effective self-regulated learning strategy is interweaving course content or interleaving. Interleaving is the practice of switching between ideas while studying as this strengthen  understanding on topics previously learned while creating links and connections between topics. I have been using, … Continue reading

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Changes in a Math course

My math class looked like: teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, teach, student practice, review, test. Also, I had taught similar concepts as unique, separate entities. For example, … Continue reading

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Accessible Learning and Inclusive Design

Lat year at VIU I was part of the VIU Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence. My person goal was to provide more support to aboriginal students in my Physics class. I found that the changes I made had a … Continue reading

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A Learning Circle

For some time I have been wanting to incorporate aboriginal ways of learning and knowing in to my teaching practice. This semester I will be teaching Physics 047 & Chemistry 047 (Grade 11 equivalent). I haven’t been fully satisfied with … Continue reading

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Procrastination

I am currently working on my paper to go with my Master’s Project for my M.ED at VIU. I am interested in the topic. I am teaching the course that I am writing about (FNFS 103. Succeeding Online: Tools and … Continue reading

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