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University of Alberta's Centre for Teaching and Learning dive into issues facing post-secondary instructors.
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November 12, 2019 08:00 AM PST

Banishing boredom in classrooms might be seen as an elusive goal. We know that banishing boredom takes both instructors and students, but what are some ways to begin? In this episode, we discuss common sources of boredom and explore strategies for banishing with Cheryl Poth from the CTL and Lia Daniels, director of the Alberta Consortium for Motivation and Emotion in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta.

October 15, 2019 08:00 AM PDT

Teaching observations are a great way to get another set of eyes on your teaching. In this episode of Teaching+, Educational Developers Cosette Lemelin and Ellen Watson chat with Dr. Melissa Li Sheung about her recent teaching observation with the CTL.

September 17, 2019 08:00 AM PDT

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Lisa White about using student feedback throughout a course to evaluate how student's feel about the course material, how to improve the course, and how the immediacy of the information helps change the course in real time.

August 10, 2019 08:40 PM PDT

In this Teaching Plus podcast, Educational Developer Cosette speaks with Katie (who uses the pronouns she and her) and Rachel (who uses the pronouns she and they) about best strategies for creating teaching and learning environments that are welcoming and supportive of all genders and members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Cosette specifically asks them to discuss the use of pronouns in teaching and learning interactions.

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July 30, 2019 09:00 AM PDT

The teaching portfolio is becoming increasingly used across Universities in North America as a way to reflect on (and evaluate) teaching. Whether you are starting your first portfolio, or looking to revise, Drs. Janice Miller-Young and John Nychka have some great advice for you in this episode of Teaching+.

July 16, 2019 09:59 AM PDT

In this episode, CTL Academic staff Graeme Pate, Educational Developer, and Dr. Neil Haave, Associate Director, describe the new Teaching Institute being hosted by the University of Alberta Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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June 18, 2019 08:00 AM PDT

Dr. David Chorney, Associate Professor in Secondary Education, joins the Centre of Teaching and Learning's Director, Janice Miller-Young, in a conversation about creating (and maintaining) a positive rapport with your students.

May 14, 2019 08:00 AM PDT

In this podcast, we are featuring a recording made for our colleague podcast "Teaching Writing: Ideas and Strategies" produced by Roger Graves. In this episode, Roger and Cosette Lemelin discuss writing teaching philosophies just in time for preparing for faculty evaluations!

April 03, 2019 10:02 AM PDT

Tried active learning in your class only to have students scoff at the idea? Don't give up hope! Cosette Lemelin and Neil Haave both academic staff at the UAlberta CTL sit down with Dr Maryellen Weimer, professor emerita of teaching and learning at Penn State Berks to discuss the use of active learning in the post-secondary classroom.

March 20, 2019 01:23 PM PDT

Exams are a pretty common practice in post-secondary courses. Typically, exams consist of students showing what they know in a quiet room by individually writing an exam, but what if we thought of them differently? Carla Starchuk, an instructor with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, joins Ellen Watson, Educational Developer at the CTL, to talk about her exams that take place in two phases - individual and group. Curious? Listen to this episode to know more.

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