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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I have worked in the field of educational development since 2003. I entered this profession by accident–but stayed because I care a LOT about students’ learning. My own experience of being an undergraduate student remains quite negative–even though that experience dates a long way back. I attribute a 9-year gap between the end of my […]
When I am interacting with people who are not familiar with post-secondary environments and they learn that I work at a university, they generally assume I am a faculty member and that teaching is my main responsibility. I am not a faculty member and have never aspired to have a tenure track faculty position, even […]
Over the past few months, I have collaborated with faculty members from the Faculty of Arts to do two panel presentations on the topic of student-faculty rapport. As I prepared for those sessions, I looked into the connections between learning and student-faculty rapport. For those who are impatient to know whether rapport can enhance student […]
As someone who facilitates workshops regularly, it is a treat to watch/experience someone else’s strong facilitation. Last month, I had the occasion to collaborate with Isabel Budke to offer Leadership Principles, a 3-part course at Vantage Point for those in the non-profit sector. Isabel facilitated the first and last session, and I did the middle […]