B is for Brainy, Bold & Beautiful

The second in a series discussing the Class of 2030. When I was young I loved watching the TV show The Bionic Woman. I particularly loved how Lindsay Wagner was portrayed. She was smart, she helped people, she was pretty, and she didn't wear clothes my mother would ground me for life for wearing! This…

Using Microsoft’s Learning Tools in Writing Class

I like using Microsoft's Immersive Reader to show students how to improve their writing style through some simple revision techniques that translate into greater reader engagement and understanding. There are a number of functions in the Immersive Reader that are superb supports when ramping up student editing and proofreading capabilities. A great place to start…

A is for Access: The A, B, Cs (and X, Y, Zs) of the Class of 2030.

The first in a series discussing the Class of 2030 There are many considerations to think about when we contemplate the changes that will occur in the next decade and what our students will need to be successful in that time-frame and beyond. Many are advocating for transforming our educational system to accommodate the needs…

Feedback is Fabulous

Over the past few years, I have implemented a feedback form at the end of my course. The goal is for me to be able to reflect and improve the course and my teaching methods based on this student feedback and I have found it invaluable. In fact, it is something I wish I had…