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 11 - Virtual Reality in Teaching with Andrew Oster
Andrew Oster, Veteriarian, Teacher, and all around hilarious and fun guy (not to be confused with fungi!) joins us for a discussion of the value of Virtual Reality in his teaching and classes. This also sparks a discussion about the need to "try something out" before jumping in with both feet (especially with regards to new tech). We also discuss Andrew's love of bio-intensive gardening, his incredible ability to connect with patients (and pet parents), and his (exciting, but sometimes challenging - we're looking at you, Zebras!) experiences with exotic animals. We'd love if you'd take a listen, and we're sure you'll find Andrew just as hilarious, inspiring and fun as we do!
Time for Teaching - Episode 10 (Bonus Episode) with Clement Bamikole & Lynn MacKinlay
We invite you to listen to the bonus episode of our conversations with Lynn and Clem. Please reach out for information or resources, or to contact us with feedback, questions, comments, or more.
Time for Teaching - Episode 9 - Anti-racism at Georgian with special guests Clement Bamikole & Lynn MacKinlay
In this episode we have the pleasure of chatting with the inspirational team behind the Anti-Racism forums and initiatives at Georgian, Clem Bamikole and Lynn MacKinlay. Clem humbly introduces his rich history in advocacy and human rights, and Lynn passionately discusses some of the reasons why she is a part of movements like this one. The pair provide history, context, and valuable commentary on anti-black racism and what allyship looks like.
A great journey starts with a single step, and although these two advocates and leaders are well into their journey, they gracefully and patiently share what we can do to help contribute to the solution, instead of being a part of the problem of racial injustice.
We invite you to listen to this two part episode, and to please reach out for information or resources, or to contact us with feedback, questions, comments, or more.
Time for Teaching - Episode 8 - Writing in Teaching & Learning with Jesse Wilkinson
Please note, this was one of the first episodes that we recorded and we ran into some audio issues which we have since remedied. We loved the interview with Jesse so much, we didn't want to re-record, and we're hopeful that the tiny audio blips will be overshadowed by the content :)
In this episode we chat with the super cool, interesting, intelligent, well-spoken, and wonderfully talented, Jesse Wilkinson about his book, Europe: A novel (linked below), about the joy of writing, and about how Jesse infuses creative writing into his teaching practice. We wonder if writing acts as a creative outlet for Jesse, and Jesse shares some great practical application strategies for using writing as a learning tool, and a method of assessment in his communications and general education classes.
Time for Teaching -Episode 7- Start-up Survival Kit
A last minute addition to the podcast lineup. We hope that you'll find a "nugget" of helpful info to make this Winter '21 startup as painless (and enjoyable!) as possible!
Time for Teaching - Episode 6 - Educational Technology, Workflow, and More with Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn (Educational technology expert, Blackboard ninja, and all around heck of a good time) joins us for this episode of the Time for Teaching Podcast. Kate discusses the journey that brought her from "Canada's Ocean Playground", Nova Scotia to Georgian's beautiful Barrie campus, she chats about her experience as an online student, and shares tips for streamlining the use of technology in online and remote teaching experiences.