One of the assignments for our PIDP 3260 Professional Practice course was to create a digital project on a feedback strategy. I chose the Critical Incident Questionnaire and created a video for it. Have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml2pY1q3SvM&rel=0
Looking back at the courses that I have taken within the PID Program, I think one of the main things that I have taken from the program is the need for reflection. Not to say that I wasn’t doing any reflection prior to the course, but I know now the importance of it. When I … More A reflection of PIDP… so far
As post-secondary institutions look at expanding their student-base and start to offer courses through distance education, it is no surprise that teaching students over the Internet will become a reality for some instructors. Reading through Brookfield’s section on Teaching Online, I found it to be very informative in the idea that an online student isn’t … More Teaching Online
There are many things that post-secondary educations must do in order to be a successful practice. First is to have the courses that are most valuable to its students; second to have a faculty that can deliver those courses with the knowledge and skills to ensure the success of its students; and third, be able … More Accreditation in Higher Education
I’m sure we have all been there… Sitting in a lecture hall with a professor who doesn’t seem to have any more personality than the Hush Puppies that he has on his feet, droning on and on. We lost interest the moment he said “Good Morning” and he hasn’t made any effort to get it … More Creativity, it’s in you!
As I see all the kids (I’m 40, I can call them kids…), around town starting their school years at either the College of New Caledonia or the University of Northern British Columbia, I cannot stop but think back to when I went to university. All of those new experiences and the excitement of learning … More Is resistance futile?
One of the phrases that I found so inspiring from the textbook The Skillful Teacher by Stephen Brookfield was that of “Desire to Inspire”. It is this statement that basically sums up what the reason for becoming an educator is in the first place. We want to be able to inspire our learners; we want … More Inspiration, we all have it within us…
One of the weekly assignments for our blog is to look forward and wonder where we are going to be in five years. Personally for me, it’s hard to say where I will be. I currently don’t hold a permanent position teaching at a post-secondary institution, but more as a trainer with Canadian Forest Products. … More Looking forward for me…
Doing some research for diversity within the classroom, I came across a Ted Talk that mentions an interesting phrase I had never heard of – Equity Pedagogy. According to Cherry A. McGee Banks and James A. Banks in their paper Equity Pedagogy: An Essential Component of Multi-cultural Education Equity Pedagogy is defined as: “teaching strategies and … More Equity Pedagogy
Reading through the second chapter of the Skillful Teacher by Stephen Brookfield, I am perplexed by a couple of comments that he makes. First of all, he comments about leaving the classroom for a period of time for his panel of former students to speak with the class. However in one of the sentences, he … More Some Comments about Assumptions of Skillful Teaching