All We Need is a Little Empathy

This blog post is a response for the Ontario Extend Technologist module. " You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird When I first started my empathy map, I … Continue reading All We Need is a Little Empathy

My SOTL Plan for Group Work

This blog post is in response to Ontario Extend module for Scholar. What resonates with you about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)? “syllabus as hypothesis” - I like this analogy because many new faculty that I meet during orientation week have a difficult time creating a syllabus with the end in mind. I … Continue reading My SOTL Plan for Group Work

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The Obligatory New Year’s Resolution Blog Post

At this time of year, many people are thinking about the resolutions they are going to make. As an educator, I usually make my resolutions twice a year: once for January (typical time to make a resolution) and again for September when the academic year starts. If a goal is worth having, it's worth blocking … Continue reading The Obligatory New Year’s Resolution Blog Post

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What exactly is content curation?

I have always prided myself on the ability to curate content but I now realize that I was just simply collecting content. By collecting, I just gathered a bunch of stuff and housed it on my computer. On the other hand, curation is when you handpick content using a certain lens/perspective and add your own voice to it in order to bring value to that collection of seemingly random things. Then, you share it to be consumed by others.

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Mapping My PLN

I admire so many educators and influencers. I don't need to look very far for inspiration because I'm surrounded by amazing colleagues that inspire me everyday - I couldn't possibly add every single one of them to my 'Influential Educators' PLN map. I ended up grouping my PLN Map into clusters based on 'location'. Influential … Continue reading Mapping My PLN