I recently wrote an article called “Teaching and the Compassion Continuum” on the FOCUS Blog of the Dalhousie Centre for Learning and Teaching. You can check out the article and the audio version that I recorded of the article through
This article includes lessons that I learned from our abrupt move to emergency remote teaching online and then through online certificates and courses that I took.
I present some key requirements (KR) to consider when planning to offer learning experiences online.
One of the opportunities that we get when working remotely/from home for extended periods of time is to reflect. I also acknowledge that reflection can also take us down a rabbit hole of unresolved thoughts, insecurities and feelings. But there
This thought or idea has been attributed to many people. I saw this a couple days ago on the Momentum new tab page that I use attributed to Robin Sharma. It is such an important thought/idea. We are always encouraged
Developing new skills become a crucial skill because it is self-directed. You set the agenda and control what you learn. This is a super important skill for modern day work places, because it prepares you to learn new things independently
One of the best experiences you get in university is to meet other students and brainstorm ideas. This brainstorming and discussing different view-points, ideas and approaches to solve problems is very, very valuable! But when everything moves online, sometimes quite
We’ve all heard of many different variants of the “to-do” list. But have you ever come across the “done” list? Someone suggested this to me last week and it has been incredible! It’s very simple, really. When things are chaotic, a
The next tip is about INVEST — a.k.a. the INVEST principle and how you can apply it for learning and in your work. Yes, yes, I know that right now, we’re in survival mode and trying to live one day at
As we follow these social/physical distancing/isolation or quarantine guidelines that are now put in place, it is natural for us to feel *extra* stressed than usual. You must recognize that this is also the time to focus on your mental and
Uncertain times can have an impact on our mental health. It can feel overwhelming and as I had said in my tip yesterday, sometimes it is good to embrace our humanity and take it easy. But this can also quickly
These are unexpected and evolving times. Sometimes, even everything was business as usual, we would still have off-days. In situations like the ones we’re living through right now, many things seem to be happening at the same time. It is
The easiest thing to ignore is a bit of structure when we’re practicing distancing/isolation guidelines. If we do not try to simulate our regular schedules, i.e. getting ready, going to a physical/mental “zone” to work, etc., it is easy to
This category of posts will contain some lessons learned either through online sources (will be sourced) or personal experiences to support us as we begin to learn, teach and work remotely during this COVID-19 era. These are stressful times. We