Creative Lecturing

3260 Professional Practice Blog (Week 7): Brookfield, Chapter 6 In my line of work, lecturing is an important component of theory introduction. I can assign readings, have learners watch videos, enact demonstrations, and stimulate discussion, but ultimately I need to spend time describing content to my learners in the form of a lecture. This is… Continue reading Creative Lecturing

Value and Expectancy

3260 Professional Practice Blog (Week 5): Understanding and Responding to Student’s Resistance to Learning “As teachers we see clearly the value of learning and we all too easily assume students can see this too. The reason that certain understandings or skills are important is so obvious to us that we may feel they need minimal… Continue reading Value and Expectancy

Sticks Out

The heart-breaking loss of 16 individuals from the Humboldt Broncos hockey club reverberates far and wide. There are no adequate words to express the profound sadness associated with the accident. It is however, a good reminder for me not dwell on the day to day stuff that does not matter, and I’ve consciously spent the… Continue reading Sticks Out

Registered Nurses in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

After having been employed in an Oral Surgery specialty practice for many years, I have learned that while RN’s receive extensive knowledge and training in the medical field, a “warm and fuzzy” connection with the oral cavity is lacking. I decided to compile a crash course for nurses entering our practice so that they will… Continue reading Registered Nurses in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery