Writing is like Driving

The Extend Activity in Module 1 in the section “Mastery”  asks us – What concept in your discipline is like driving a car? Can you identify the component skills required to master this concept or skill? The first thing that came to mind for me was that writing was like driving a car. You need to…

English Class – WIIFM?

In response to Extend Activity “WIIFM” on the Ontario Extend Module 1. I remember asking my math teacher in high school, “Why do I need to learn trigonometry? I’m never going to use it in my career.” Here I am, 18 years after graduating high school and have yet to use trig! I get it…

Concept Mapping a College Communications Course

The Ontario Extend “Extend Activity” for Module 1 in the Organize Knowledge section asks participants to “create a concept map of your course syllabus.” I teach one course a semester, so I decided to map out the course that I’ll be teaching for the second time ENG1002 – College Communications for the Community and Justice Service…

Teaching is an Iceberg Profession

Photo credit: Alexander Hafemann on Unsplash This is my response to the Misunderstood Activity, found within the Teacher for Learning Module on Ontario Extend:  The modules asks us to “identify a concept that is often misunderstood in your discipline. Can you think of an analogy that can help make the concept make sense to students?” I…