Tag Archives: education

Innovation in the Classroom

Have you ever been excited about an innovative instructional strategy or tool you used in your classroom only to be chastised by a colleague for rocking the boat? There are ways to gently encourage your peers to improve their teaching … Continue reading

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PBL and Polytechnic Education

I spend a good part of yesterday with a delightful delegation of Indonesian professors here on an Internship Program on Establishing Centres of Technology in Polytechnic. As part of a CiCan–Humber College partnership they spent the day at Conestoga looking … Continue reading

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Stretching Your EdTech Comfort Zone

We are privileged to be educators in today’s world. Advancements in technology provide us with myriad opportunities to enrich and enhance the learning that takes place in our classrooms. As we reflect on how we can integrate technology into our … Continue reading

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Introverts in an Active Learning Classroom

Research on active learning shows that engaging with the content makes it stick, peer learning supports better learning, and students’ enthusiasm for learning is increased. But does active learning work for all students? What about the introvert who is not … Continue reading

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Another Year of Tweets

If you’re looking for a starting point when researching anything to do with education, check out my 2015 Tweets posts in the Resources section. Here you’ll find a categorized recap of my tweets (@profNancyNelson) for the last year. From active … Continue reading

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Ideas, Strategies, and Tools to Enhance the Teaching/Learning Environment

There are so many valuable educational resources available to us these days. Check out the 6 Months of Educational Tweets posts in the Resources section for a categorized recap of my tweets (@ProfNancyNelson) over the last six months. Make it your goal … Continue reading

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Active Learning Series – Flip that Classroom

As promised, here are the slides from yesterday’s workshop. Remember that our goal in flipping a classroom is to move away from a teacher-centric classroom to a student-centred learning environment. Hope to see most of you at the proposed E3 … Continue reading

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Providing Meaningful Feedback

Giving meaningful, constructive feedback is one of the more difficult tasks that we have to do as teachers. To maintain objectivity, we often choose to use rubrics (usually with explanatory comments), but sometimes that just doesn’t convey the depth and … Continue reading

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Back as a Facilitator again!

The opportunity to gather with old and new friends to talk about teaching is something I look forward to each year I facilitate at southwestern Ontario’s College Educator Development Program (CEDP). This program brings together new full-time faculty from six … Continue reading

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Engaging Students in Large Classes

As promised, here are the links from last week’s session … The presentation was done using Prezi (prezi.com), a tool that allows you to show the connection between the topics in your presentation. If you are a PowerPoint person and … Continue reading

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