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We will feature interviews with teaching award winners, guest posts, re-publications of past “Teacher’s Corner” features from Intersections (formerly Bulletin), and more! This blog is a space where people can share how they’ve grappled with questions of teaching and learning history, the challenges and solutions they’ve come up with, and celebrate their successes. If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this blog, we would be happy to hear from you.  Please email Allyson Stevenson @ teachingblog@cha-shc.ca.  
 
Do you have strong thoughts on the situation and would like to air them in a guest blog post? We’d love to host it.  But watch this space because work on this issue will be ongoing!
 
Please stay tuned for more!

Teaching Committee Members:

Letitia Johnson 
letitia.johnson@usask.ca    

Jo McCutcheon
Jo.McCutcheon@archivists.ca       

Allyson Stevenson
allyson.stevenson@usask.ca   

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Insulin in Isolation: Socially Distant Medical History and Pedagogy

Insulin in Isolation: Socially Distant Medical History and Pedagogy

Madeleine Mant An expanded version of this piece, entitled “Insulin and the Unessay” originally appeared on the Defining Moments Canada website on February 4, 2021:...

When a Historian and an Undergraduate Student Plan an Introductory Course Together: Three Workshops and How the Class Responded

When a Historian and an Undergraduate Student Plan an Introductory Course Together: Three Workshops and How the Class Responded

Raeann Au  Over the course of this past year, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Dominique Marshall in designing three activities for the winter term of a...

TEACHING ORAL AND PUBLIC HISTORY ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND WITH COMMUNITIES (PART II)

TEACHING ORAL AND PUBLIC HISTORY ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND WITH COMMUNITIES (PART II)

By Steven High, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling In the first half of my teaching blog, I reflected back on my journey as an oral and public historian in the...

TEACHING ORAL AND PUBLIC HISTORY ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND WITH COMMUNITIES (PART I)

TEACHING ORAL AND PUBLIC HISTORY ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND WITH COMMUNITIES (PART I)

By Steven High, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling Caption: Concordia public history students debrief at the end of the first walk through of a collectively...

The “YouTube Rhetoric” of Online Teaching

The “YouTube Rhetoric” of Online Teaching

The 2021 Oxford Learner Dictionaries defines the term “rhetoric” as “speech or writing that is intended to influence people...”[1] In this way, some arguments posed...

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Bridging the Social Distance - Creating Community in Virtual Classrooms

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Bridging the Social Distance - Creating Community in Virtual Classrooms

In a normal year, leading seminars is one of my favorite responsibilities. I have the opportunity to connect with students, facilitate their connections with other students,...

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: “This week’s readings weren’t dry:” Reading, Listening, and Virtual Seminar Engagement

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: “This week’s readings weren’t dry:” Reading, Listening, and Virtual Seminar Engagement

From January to April 2021, I was one of two teaching assistants for the introductory course, Health & Society: From the Black Death to Breaking Bad, at the University of...

Teaching in a Time of Crisis:  “These past few weeks have been disastrous:”  Mental Health, Teaching, & the Pandemic University

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: “These past few weeks have been disastrous:” Mental Health, Teaching, & the Pandemic University

In the first week of April one of my students signed off an email with “these past few weeks have been disastrous.” In the moment, I read these words as the plea of an...

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: History of Medicine, Pedagogy, and Student Supports, A Blog Series

Teaching in a Time of Crisis: History of Medicine, Pedagogy, and Student Supports, A Blog Series

In this four-part series, Dr. Karissa Patton, Letitia Johnson, and Derek Cameron reflect upon their experiences teaching a 100-level History of Medicine course during...

Something other than catching cheaters, or why I like to teach about academic integrity and misconduct

Something other than catching cheaters, or why I like to teach about academic integrity and misconduct

By Andrew Nurse How do we teach about and respond to academic misconduct?  I confess that for a long time I found the subject almost distasteful. Whenever I brought it up,...

Alberta’s Curriculum Controversy

Alberta’s Curriculum Controversy

Carla L. Peck, PhD University of Alberta Alberta’s Curriculum Controversy* When I first arrived in the province in 2007, Alberta Education was implementing a new K-3...

Embracing Historical Empathy

Embracing Historical Empathy

Sara Karn is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University. Her dissertation research explores historical empathy in Canadian history education. Sara is a...

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