I listen to the Howard Stern show every week. I am a fan of the show. What I love about it are Howard’s honest comments and queries towards his guests, and especially his staff (in my opinion, his staff’s personal lives are the best material/fodder for the show). This past week, Howard has been trying… Continue reading The Fanatic
This post is part of a Facebook tribute that I wrote shortly after my father Paddy died. It was a tribute to him, and to Norm, the dad who raised me. An adoptee, I met Paddy when I was 48. The first thing he said to me was, “I’ve missed you. I prayed for… Continue reading My Two Dads
“A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. In other words, it is a behavior that shows high moral standards. Doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong” (Wikipedia, 2009) I’ve shared… Continue reading Virtue
The moment we’re born, we are tagged for potential greatness. Regardless of your background, I believe that each person can make a difference by adopting this philosophy. This post was inspired by Jeff Bridge’s recent acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards as the recipient of the 2019 Cecile B. DeMille Award for ‘outstanding… Continue reading Tag, you’re it!
It’s been a while since I published a post, and it’s not because I’ve been overly busy. I had a lot of time off this summer, and I’m just trying to figure out my goals now that I’ve completed my teaching diploma. I can do a lot of things, and I know a lot of… Continue reading Inventory
I did it! I completed the Provincial Instructor Diploma at VCC!! What a fantastic learning and growth experience these past few years have been. I feel like I am ‘living the dream’ because I have a clinical position in an OMS practice, and I recently accepted a position as a substitute instructor in the Dental… Continue reading Exit PIDP
To say that I love Canada is an understatement; I am so grateful and proud to be Canadian! I am spending this Canada Day outside as much as possible. I have fresh air, clean water, a comfy chair, and a clammy in hand. As Canadians, we have a reputation for being friendly and polite, even… Continue reading I❤️🇨🇦
3260 Professional Practice Blog (Week 8): Professional Development Plan Now that I am almost finished the PIDP, this week’s blog assignment is to reflect on, and share my future plans as a dental assistant, and aspiring educator. I plan on continuing to be a lifelong learner. I am not an over-achiever; I am just innately… Continue reading My Butterfly Effect🦋
Alas, YouTube© has blocked my video. But that’s okay because Vimeo™+© is now supporting my school project. I have the utmost respect for an artist’s work, and would never use content without attribution or for commercial use. I didn’t want to remove the Beatles’ song because it works well with my film (and I love… Continue reading 🎬Me & My Survey Monkey® (Round Two)
Making an instructional video is challenging and time consuming. It is also a lot of fun! However, the content of the film almost becomes secondary to its production. The video is part of a digital assignment in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program at Vancouver Community College. The criteria was to highlight a strategy used to… Continue reading 🎬Me & My Survey Monkey®
I’ve learned a lot about making a movie since my last post, and have probably spent way too much time playing around with software, but I’m in my happy place because I’m very comfortable around technology. I wish my movies reflected my drive. None-the-less, my ‘soon to be released’ instructional video has its own trailer!… Continue reading Wait for it . . .
PIDP 3260 Assignment 5 is a digital project showcasing a feedback strategy designed to assess instruction. I can assure you from experience that the digital project will take longer to create than my feedback instrument, and my project will look amateur, unless I step up my game! In the Mid-Course Formative Questionnaire, I complained about… Continue reading Semi Pro🎥