Category Archives: Education

Why I Love (and Hate) Marking Tests

I just finished marking 100 biology tests for my Pre-Health Science (College-Path) students. I feel like I’ve done nothing but write in red pen for 3 days straight. Now I’m exhausted, and filled with conflicting feelings. There is a part … Continue reading

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First Class Activity: The Best and Worst Class Ever

(I haven’t actually done this activity with my students yet, but we do come to some similar ground rules with our own guided discussion questions on expectations.) From Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog “Best and Worst Classes – … Continue reading

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3 Goals for the Fall 2013 Term

During this fall semester, I would like to accomplish 3 things: Get more social activities on the student Co-Curricular Record. Implement ideas from CEDP Phase 1 into my lesson planning. Maintain this blog as a tool for reflective practice. 1. … Continue reading

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Quick CEDP Phase 1 Day 3 Overview

It’s getting late since I was working on organizing my notes from today’s workshops and finalizing the lesson plan I’ll present to my small group tomorrow for feedback. I really struggle with making human tissues an interesting topic, so I … Continue reading

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I need help with ideas for project-based learning in my introductory biology classroom!

Calling all teachers and learners! I attended a great session today at CEDP about Project-Based Learning, put on by Nancy Nelson. I really want to incorporate a project into our introductory cell biology course, but I don’t have any ideas! … Continue reading

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CEDP Phase 1 Day 2 Reflection

College Grouping – Oucomes Based Education and Program Standards Our department has just finished the curriculum review portion of our program mapping, so I had all of the terminology fresh in my mind for this session. It was great to … Continue reading

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CEDP Phase 1 Day 1 Reflection

I have just finished my first day of the College Educator Development Program (CEDP Phase 1) for the Western Ontario colleges and I am absolutely exhausted! I think that I’ll try to post my conference workshop reflections as soon as I’m … Continue reading

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