Monthly Archives: December 2015

Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Chapter 8 of Stephen Brookfield’s The Skillful Teacher discusses the challenges and opportunities instructors face when teaching in diverse classrooms. In one of the courses I taught this fall at BCIT I had 32 students; 13 of them identified as … Continue reading

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Where am I at? Where am I headed?

Being that the New Year is fast approaching (and that it’s a blog posting requirement for my PIDP 3260 course!) I thought it would be prudent to reflect on where I am now in my career, where I hope to … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger!

The fact of the matter is that human beings, even teachers, want to be valued, admired and loved. The sad fact is that, as instructors, for a variety of reasons, we may not always be adored. In the book “The … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions for Teachers?

Today I came across the article “Five New Year’s Resolutions for College Faculty” by Karen Hughes Miller posted on the Faculty Focus website. In the article, the author suggests that teachers, many of whom are counting down the days to … Continue reading

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The Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching

My Comments on “The Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching” In chapter two of The Skillful Teacher, author Stephen D. Brookfield explains that he holds four core assumptions about skillful teaching: Skillful teaching is whatever helps students learn Skillful teachers adopt … Continue reading

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Teaching Perspective Inventory

As part of the activities in Week Two of the Professional Practice course, I took the Teacher Perspective Inventory (TPI).  The TPI is a tool used by instructors to determine what type of teacher-profile they have, and to reflect on … Continue reading

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Teachers! Trust your instincts!

The following journal was written for PIDP 3260 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE… In PIDP 3260 Professional Practice, students are directed to read the book “The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom” by Stephen D. Brookfield. In chapter one … Continue reading

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PIDP 3260 Professional Practice

Hello! This week marks the beginning of my Professional Practice course which is my second-to-last course in the Provincial Instructor Diploma program (PIDP). “The Professional Practice course introduces participants to the issues, themes and concepts of effective instruction, instructor competencies, … Continue reading

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