TC Talks: A Podcast from the Teaching Commons

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TC Talks: Episode 6 (March 2020)

This episode comes to you live from Halifax where we attended the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) Annual Conference. Join Brian Nairn, Mandy Frake-Mistak, and Lisa Endersby as they discuss their reflections from the conference and share thoughts from colleagues in the field.

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TC Talks: Episode 5 (January 2020)

This month we explore assumptions that we may be making about the learners in our classes. What are these assumptions and how do they affect our teaching and interactions with students?

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Our Panelists

Natasha May (Mathematics, Educational Developer)
Lisa Endersby (Student Development, Educational Developer)
Mandy Frake-Mistak (Applied Health Sciences, Educational Developer)

TC Talks: Episode 4 (December 2019)

A discussion about work-life balance.
How do you juggle academia and a life outside?
Do you juggle academia and a life outside?
What approaches have been taken to solve this problem?

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Our Panelists

Julie Conder (Psychology)
Monique Herbert (Psychology)
Andrew Skelton (Mathematics & Statistics)

TC Talks: Episode 3 (November 2019)

A discussion about student reading
What happens when students don’t read?
How do you encourage students to read?
What approaches have been taken to solve this problem?

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Our Panelists

Carolyn Steele (Humanities)
Sabine Dreher (Glendon and International Studies)
Natalie Neil (English)
Geneviève Maheux-Pelletier (Teaching Commons)

TC Talks: Episode 2 (October 2019)

A discussion about assessment and grading
How do you define assessment?
How do you know if an assessment is effective and meaningful?

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Our Panelists

Andrée-Anne Cormier (Philosophy)                                                                                                              Dr. Hossam Sadek (Mechanical Engineering)                                                                                                 Peter Macdonald (Director of the Centre for Teaching Excellence at the Schulich School of Business)

TC Talks: Episode 1 (September 2019)

A discussion about the upcoming “academic new year”.
What are you excited for? What are you nervous about?
What do you do to prepare?

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