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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       

Amanda Ricci
amanda.ricci@glendon.yorku.ca 

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Teaching Canadian Health History through Photographs and Primary Sources

Teaching Canadian Health History through Photographs and Primary Sources

Lydia Wytenbroek The Course in Context As a nurse and a health historian (with three degrees in history), my research and teaching bring me to many interdisciplinary...

ICYMI - 2021 Virtual Historical Thinking Institute

ICYMI - 2021 Virtual Historical Thinking Institute

8 synchronous and interactive workshops that will be held in English and French once per month from September 2021 until April 2022 The first workshop, Introduction to...

“Was it really “different back then”?: Reflecting on current global health ethics with a NFB film about CUSO, 1965” , part II

“Was it really “different back then”?: Reflecting on current global health ethics with a NFB film about CUSO, 1965” , part II

Sonya de Laat Part 1 of this two-part blog introduced the NFB film You Don’t Back Down as a visual narrative case study in global and humanitarian health ethics education...

“Was it really “different back then”?: Reflecting on current global health ethics with a NFB film about CUSO, 1965”

“Was it really “different back then”?: Reflecting on current global health ethics with a NFB film about CUSO, 1965”

Welcome back to the Teaching & Learning Blog! As syllabi writing season is fully upon us, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the Canadian...

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...

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