I blog about educational development, facilitation, and teaching. 

As of March 2018, I am blogging more regularly at (my coaching site). I will still occasionally blog here.


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Photo credit: Colors by Jon Cornwell (CC BY)

Reflections from Studio23

I recently attended Studio23 “Reignite your teaching and facilitation practice“, an in-person event organized by BC Campus and held in Vancouver, BC. There was a time when I didn’t need to specify “in person”. Now, it matters! In fact, this was a major draw for me: I relished the thought of being with colleagues in […]

October 2023 ChatGPT Challenge

I’ve decided to set myself a challenge for this month: to experiment with, and learn about, ChatGPT. Background: I’ve been burying my head in the sand when it comes to ChatGPT. Mostly due to overwhelm…However, the enthusiasm of some of my colleagues at CTLT has finally rubbed off on me, and I’m now eager to […]

6 tips for starting a mastermind group in higher education

Over the past few years, I have participated in and facilitated several different types of mastermind groups (MMG) within and outside of higher education. (If you are not sure what a MMG is, see my earlier post here). Most recently, I designed and co-facilitated an in-person MMG for educators in the first-year experience (FYE). The […]

Connected Teaching (short book review)

This post was written for “What we’re reading“, a feature in the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s Dialogues newsletter. It is a short review of “Connected Teaching” by Harriet Schwartz, PhD. **** In post-secondary teaching and learning, relationships matter. They matter as much as (and possibly more than) course design, proper use of […]