This podcast was born out of a passion for teaching and learning, & the recognition of how despite our best and most sincere intentions, sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything we’d like to. Previously, we attended PD, we read, we connected and collaborated, & we used a variety of mediums to learn, share, and grow. For some, these options may be limited now. This podcast aims to collect, curate, discuss, & suggest strategies for applying teaching & learning principles and ideas, while appreciating both the challenges and joy of teaching in higher education.
Time for Teaching - Episode 57- Farewell
It's been a heck of a ride, and as much as we're so very sad to bid the podcast farewell, we say goodbye (at least for now) with so much love and appreciation in our hearts. We'd love if you would join us for one last hurrah before we hang up the mics for a little while. Please be our guest for a farewell to Time for Teaching!
Time for Teaching - Episode 56- Dr. Sarah Hunter
This week we were lucky enough to snag some time with the incredibly sweet, kind, knowledgeable and BUSY Dr. Sarah Hunter when she stopped by our virtual meeting space for a chat. Dr. Hunter is leading some incredible work on mindfulness across Simcoe County (including here at Georgian), and was kind enough to share some information about her research and her work on mindfulness in the healthcare field, as well as some practically applicable strategies and ideas around mindfulness in our classrooms and lives. Her passion and expertise about mindfulness and good mental health was enough to bring Kim to tears more than once, and her suggestion that mindfulness and positive mental health practices be added as an essential employability skill had both Kim and Kelly jumping out of their seats to applaud. Dr. Hunter is a ray of sunshine, a warm and compassionate person, and is quickly becoming one to be watched in the world of mindfulness (we're predicting like co-hosting a podcast with Brene Brown type stuff). She is incredible, and this interview is a MUST listen. We hope you'll enjoy our chat with Dr. Sarah Hunter.
Time for Teaching-Episode 55- Ian Harris
This week we welcomed a (virtual) guest from across the pond, Mr. Ian Harris CEO of Teaching How2s, and all around personable, quick-witted, and lovely fellow! Ian shared with us the gaps and inequities that he recognized in traditional professional development, and how Teaching How2s help to make quality PD accessible for faculty where and when they need it. Ian also shares some of the innovative ways that folks all over the world are using Teaching How2s to help supplement and support their on-site training like we do here at Georgian. And psssst....in case you haven't heard, we (faculty at Georgian) have access to the incredible collection of How2s and all of the amazing material within them. Tune in to learn more, and to enjoy the charisma (and very cool accent) of Ian Harris.
Time for Teaching - Episode 54 - Toni Cano
This week we had the pleasure of sitting down (virtually) with the lovely Toni Cano to chat about her work in and on the pharmacy technician program here at Georgian. Toni shared information about community outreach, partnerships, and work placements, and also how the 'covid catalyst' has changed the way that students learn and work within the pharmacy tech program. Toni is an innovator, and an inspiration in the teaching and working worlds. She also really cares about her students and their success and well-being, which is clear through her teaching, and comes through in this chat as well. We hope you enjoy our discussion with the amazing, Toni Cano.
Time for Teaching - Episode 53 - Amanda McKenzie
This week we had the pleasure of connecting with Amanda McKenzie (or as Kelly suggests, the Beyonce of the Academic Integrity world). Amanda was kind enough to share her expertise (and she's got A LOT of it!) on academic integrity, academic misconducts (and the difference between the two), and well as quality assurance, and some of other amazing things she and her team are working on at the University of Waterloo. Amanda builds on our previous discussions about AI, sheds light on the importance of connection with our students and open and honest conversations about academic integrity, and shares some great information about how faculty (here at Georgian and beyond) can support students through trying times in their academic careers. You don't want to miss this one!
Time for Teaching-Episode 52-Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
This week we took our virtual discussions across the pond to connect with some friends from IT Sligo in Ireland and our very own Janette O'Neill-Scott. Cathy O'Kelly, Mairead McCann and Janette have been working collaboratively on a teaching and learning experience through COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) and they stopped by to give us some information about their COIL project, about the experience from an instructor perspective, and a little about the student feedback they've received so far (spoiler alert - it's all positive and amazing!). Please take a listen to these brave and incredible instructors, learn about their experience, and get information about how you too can engage in a COIL project.