Check out this T & L ‘cookbook’

Colleague Celia Popovic of York University in Ontario, Canada, has come up with a great idea – a ‘cookbook’ of teaching and learning ideas, contributed by folks responding to her email invitation via some listservs. Each one is created in brief (a bit like a recipe card), and gives you all the ingredients and methods need to ‘whip up’ and serve some new ideas in the classroom. Check it out at

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Craft the first 15 minutes of your course

This was a session I led at the 2016 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference in London, Ontario. As I was modelling actual teaching of the first class in a course, I gave out a syllabus, and homework (see below).

Here are some follow-up resources to explore (for those who took part in the session – thanks for choosing it – this was the homework!)

Cassidy_Craft the first 15 minutes follow-up resources

Watch for an upcoming publication (fingers crossed). I shall post it here.

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For further exploration

For further exploration Here is a file you can download, called For further exploration. It includes URLs used in the slides for the Urban Wildlife course, and additional links I thought you might enjoy. Just click on each link to get to the website. Enjoy!

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Urban Wildlife: June 6-10

Join me for a week-long (one 1-hour class each weekday) course at UBC, Point Grey campus as part of the Ageless Pursuits series.

Urban Wildlife:  Birds and mammals and trees. Oh my! Click below for all the details.

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April 9 One day @ UBC Wildlife on my doorstep

Join me! Click here for all the details:

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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New material posted on Learning Portfolios

Files you can use or adapt to have your students create a learning portfolio as a course assignment to show how they met the course learning objectives. Go to T+L resources, then by topic, then Learning Portfolios. Here’s the quick link.

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