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Reflection on the PIDP Program (3260)

The PIDP program has been a valuable experience during which I have had many ‘Aha!’ moments and probably even more ‘I did not know that’ thoughts.  Each course offered new learning or validation of existing knowledge but throughout there was … Continue reading

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The Value of Lifelong Learning (3260)

Lifelong learning is about intentionally seeking opportunities to continue to learn, grow, and develop both personally and professionally. The motivation comes from within based on a deliberate desire to know more. Commitment to lifelong learning offers personal advantages such as … Continue reading

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Brookfield Chapter 11: Teaching in Teams (3260)

Brookfield is understandably very passionate about teaching in teams and it is evident throughout this chapter of his book The Skillful Teacher (Brookfield, 2015). I found his excitement contagious as I identify so many student and instructor benefits to this … Continue reading

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Brookfield Chapter 6: Lecturing Creatively (3260)

  In chapter 6 of his book, “The Skillful Teacher” Brookfield (2015) discusses the importance of lecturing creatively. I think we can all agree; basic lecturing has been an over-used instructional technique over the years.  When not delivered with some … Continue reading

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Accreditation Standards (3260)

I have had the experience of being involved with the accreditation process at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), accredited with Accreditation Canada.  VCH participates in accreditation on a regular basis to evaluate and improve services and in doing so demonstrates that … Continue reading

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CNA Code of Ethics (3260)

Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics Ethics Ethics and values are a huge part of our daily personal and professional way of being.  Values provide the framework upon which we distinguish between right and wrong and therefore guide responses in … Continue reading

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Brookfield Chapter 17: Responding to Students’ Resistance to Learning (3260)

It is important to understand that student resistance to learning is rooted in an intrinsic fear of change.  We know that learning is all about change as we are exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking and that change … Continue reading

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Professional Development (3260)

Professional practice is the final course in the PIDP program for myself before the Capstone and I hope to complete the Diploma this spring.  I began my PIDP journey in July 2015 with the desire to add teaching in Community … Continue reading

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Brookfield Chapter 8: Teaching in Diverse Classrooms (3260)

It is true, class composition in colleges and universities are becoming increasingly varied in backgrounds and experiences, reflecting the diverse society we live in.  Diversity includes any element that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another.  … Continue reading

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Every Child Deserves a Champion (3260)

Rita Pierson, in my opinion, does a wonderful job of motivating educators to consistently believe in their students.  In her May 2013 TED Talk she stated, “Every child deserves a champion:  an adult who will never give up on them, … Continue reading

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