Category: Teaching Innovations

Celebration of Learning

Celebration of Learning: A creative, UDL-friendly alternative to the classic academic final exam. Teams work together to teach guests what they learned in the textbook — and beyond — this term.  Celebration of Learning – Rationale for presentation – WORKSHEET

Sample lesson: Non-experimental designs. Graphic novel about Dr. MacBeth’s famous TV study

Click here to link to my powerpoint lesson on Dr Tannis MacBeth’s famous non-experimental TV study. The image above is used with permission from the graphic artist and science author, Stuart McMillan. The Town Without Television, Part 1 and Part

Visual Pedagogy: Deepening learning by creating comics – hero style!

My Evidence-based, Innovative and Fun Visual Pedagogy Deepening learning by creating comics – hero style! Example #1: Introduction to Psychology “Get cape. Wear cape. Fly.”  – Wellness research projects – 14-days of data collection CapU and KPU Learners (6 sections)

Paper Bag Academy – Pop-up learning during COVID lockdown

Serving up “tasty” online lessons to local children during the 2020 COVID lockdown. I designed, developed — and co-taught with my husband, Bill Richardson — this weekly inquiry-based lesson plan to middle school aged children during the Winter/Spring 2020 COVID

Life Outside the Box Learning Institute

 From Grade 1 to graduate school, traditional tutoring to innovative learning support, online and face-to-face, Life Outside the Box can help you love learning. Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, Ph.D. Teaching Excellence Award Winner, JIBC   Strong beginning. Newly expanded. Life

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That phone in students’ hands? Hmmm…

Here is a summary of my Pecha Kucha Challenge presented at eTUG: Pushing Boundaries: Digital Spaces: Proposal: 6 slides in 6 minutes, GO! _________________________ “How can that phone in students’ hands be useful in the classroom?” Learning about diversity by watching student-creating

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Taking integrity to the gym

Taking Integrity to the Gym: Using the honour system and reducing cheating. One night I was relaxing at home watching super star psychologist, Dr. Dan Ariely, talk about cheating in his documentary, The Truth About (Dis)honesty. His work is scientifically

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Criteria for forming Team-based Learning teams on class #1

I use team-based learning in all my courses. After I had a year with one or two teams that lagged behind the others. Team-based learning expert, Jim Sibley, suggested the following criteria to form teams. These team-forming criteria worked well

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Slack line as a metaphor for community outreach

I have often thought about the precarious and tentative first attempts we need to take to build new community contacts. Indeed, the journey toward building a new community is like learning to walk on a slack line; we fall off — a

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Genius-inspired questions

There is a very important practice that great detectives, Pulitzer Prize winners, and creative geniuses have in common — a practice of asking paradigm-busting questions. The following Genius-inspired Questioning process was inspired by three books (see references below). I hope that

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