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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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Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part II

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part II

Part I The adage “fools rush in where angels fear to tread” seemed distressingly apt. I had a one course equivalent release – perhaps 60 hours over one term – to...

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part I

Unsettling Settler Narratives in the Pre-Confederation Canada Survey: What I’ve Learned, part I

Part I When a Métis student in my intro to pre-Confederation Canada class said “I feel like I’m being colonized in this course,” I was taken aback. I knew the course...

Teaching History With Reacting to the Past

Teaching History With Reacting to the Past

By Martha Attridge Bufton, Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian, Carleton University & Pamela J. Walker, Professor of History, Carleton University In the spring of 2017,...

Teaching about Academic Integrity by Making Citations Meaningful

Teaching about Academic Integrity by Making Citations Meaningful

Mairi Cowan Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga Partway through a lecture a few weeks into HIS101, I show an image of a couple of pages from...

Three Reasons to Teach and Use Zotero  in the Classroom

Three Reasons to Teach and Use Zotero in the Classroom

Congratulations!  You survived the first week back to class.  The barrage of social media posts reminding you, some reassuring, some with funny memes and others that may...

Announcing the CHA’s First Teaching Awards!

Announcing the CHA’s First Teaching Awards!

Since at least the 1970s, CHA members have asked for more teaching and learning content at the Annual Meeting and since the 1990s, the Council has been working towards...

Thinking about Textbooks (a two-part blog post) - 2nd part

Thinking about Textbooks (a two-part blog post) - 2nd part

By Penny Bryden In my last post, I talked about my ambivalence about using textbooks in my courses and how they can become like expensive wallpaper for a course. Despite...

Thinking about Textbooks (a two-part blog post) - 1st Part

Thinking about Textbooks (a two-part blog post) - 1st Part

By Penny Bryden I have a long, but admittedly ambivalent, relationship with history textbooks.  As an undergraduate student at Trent University, textbooks simply weren’t...

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

ICYMI on Teaching and Learning

Syllabi, primary sources, learning—these are all constant themes on the Teaching and Learning Committees’ weekly phone calls. So it should be no surprise that, when Dr...

Teaching through Learning: The Importance of Passionate Educators

Teaching through Learning: The Importance of Passionate Educators

As I sit at my desk, a warm summer breeze carries the scent of ocean air through my office window. I’ve recently began my new position as assistant professor in the...

Let’s Acknowledge that Managing TAs is Graduate Teaching

Let’s Acknowledge that Managing TAs is Graduate Teaching

By Danielle Kinsey I sat down to write about the hows of TA management, but quickly realized that the discussion can’t begin until we acknowledge a simple fact that would...

Advice to new history instructors with Karen Robert

Advice to new history instructors with Karen Robert

Karen Robert, Associate Professor St. Thomas University After more than twenty years’ experience teaching at the university level, what advice would you give to new...

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