Monthly Archives: January 2016

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PIDP Reflection

This will be my final blog entry for the course “PIDP 3260 Professional Practice” in the Provincial Instructor Diploma program at Vancouver Community College. Here, I will reflect on each of the seven courses I have taken over the past … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons to pursue Life-long Learning

There are several reasons why being a life-long learner is important for professionals. Wikipedia defines ‘Lifelong learning’ as “the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated”[1] pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and … Continue reading

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Helping Students take responsibility for their learning

In reading Stephen Brookfield’s The Skillful Teacher, I have come to understand that instructors must never take on the sole responsibility for student motivation, as students must possess the intrinsic desire to learn. That said, there are some steps that … Continue reading

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First Impressions in the classroom

Today marks the first week of the Winter 2016 semester here in the School of Business at BCIT. For me, this means that I will be meeting over 70 students this week who I will guide through studies on Strategic … Continue reading

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Lecturing Creatively

I apologize to all the students who were subjected to my lectures, prior to  me taking the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program (PIDP). In the past, my classroom lectures were “teacher focussed” in that students were forced to listen while I … Continue reading

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Ethics in Education: Atlanta teachers sentenced to jail for roles in cheating scandal

On April 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, eight educators “were convicted of racketeering and other lesser crimes related to inflating test scores of children from struggling schools” (CNN, 2015). From 2001 to 2010 several Atlanta Public School teachers increased (altered … Continue reading

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Understanding Students’ Resistance to Learning

Like author Stephen Brookfield, many teachers tend to take on the responsibility for students; resistance to learning as as personal failure by “internalizing the myth chronicled by Britzman (2003) that “everything depends on the teacher” (Brookfield, p. 213). Once again, … Continue reading

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