Category: Teaching Innovations

Students’ foodie videos reveal cultural roots

“Spice of Life” video instructions.  To teach peers about students’ and cultural background, they choose one spice (or herb, vegetable, or fruit) and create a 1-minute “foodie” video showing they — or a family member — preparing a dish with their chosen ingredient. But

“Letter to Future Student” — end of term assignment

At the start of my teaching career I noticed that each term I would have to start at zero with my student and build — brick-by-brick — a respectful and nourishing culture-of-learning. By the time the term ended, the students

Learning about diversity can be a struggle

I have learned over the years that some of my most successful teaching moments come after a full term of kind, strong, consistent hard work. Here is an in-depth reflection from a student who struggled in class right up until

Teaching honour and integrity

Inquiry: How can I help law enforcement studies students grow their integrity “muscles” and prepare to work on the honour system that will be required in their future careers? Strategy: LESD/ LAWS1207 Honour-system explained.   In Dr. Ariely’s documentary (on Netflix), he

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Using comics to rehearse best practice.

Inquiry: How do I work around students’ implicit bias and create a learning opportunity for evidence-based discussion of sexism and homophobia? Strategy: I wanted to use students own lived experiences of sexism and/or homophobia. In addition, I wanted the learning process

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