I blog about educational development, facilitation, and teaching.
As of March 2018, I am blogging more regularly at isabeauiqbal.com (my coaching site). I will still occasionally blog here.
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This blog describes how we can use stick figure narratives in our educational development (ED) work. My thoughts on this were inspired by a workshop facilitated by Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane who presented at Symposium 2018. Dr. Motherwell McFarlane uses stick-figure narratives in her role as an instructor and counsellor to explore resiliency. One of the premises […]
In a course I recently taught, I used and/or learned a few energizers. Since I love having these types of activities in my ‘back pocket’, I wanted to share them with you: Ping Pong Ball Good for a large group energizer. Divide the group into 3 and have each sub-group stand or be in a […]
Beyond feedback: Developing student capability in complex appraisal (Sadler, 2010). In articles I read about student peer feedback, Sadler’s work is repeatedly referenced–hence my interest in reading this paper. Below are some of my notes from “Beyond feedback: Developing student capability in complex appraisal” by Dr. Royce Sadler. Sadler argues that “regardless of levels of […]
I recently had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of peer review of teaching at the “Valuing Teaching” series organized by Simon Fraser University. As I planned for that presentation, I recalled a tip I read in Steal the Show by author Michael Port. In that book, Port suggests that one should not close a […]