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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...

First Times & Finding Your Footing

First Times & Finding Your Footing

This past winter, I taught a second-year survey course on the history of Atlantic Canada since Confederation. Barring the odd guest lecture in the classrooms of supervisors...

Share Your Syllabi on the CHA Website

Share Your Syllabi on the CHA Website

Welcome, all, to syllabus-writing season!  by Danielle Kinsey When faced with the task of creating a new course, let’s be real about what we do: we go online and see...

Genre and the History Classroom

Genre and the History Classroom

James Steven Byrne  Danielle Kinsey began the inaugural post on this blog by referring to her experience as an undergraduate studying history in the 1990s. Like Danielle, I...

Genre and the History Classroom, Part II

Genre and the History Classroom, Part II

James Steven Byrne  In my previous post, I focused on using explicit discussion of genre conventions in assigned readings as a tool for engaging students with historians’...

Using The Loyalist Collection in the Classroom: Integrating Professional Skills Development in History Courses

Using The Loyalist Collection in the Classroom: Integrating Professional Skills Development in History Courses

PDF In the rapidly changing employment environment, students benefit from knowing how to apply the skills they acquire in classrooms to their everyday lives and careers....

Teaching and Learning at the CHA Annual Meeting

Teaching and Learning at the CHA Annual Meeting

The CHA Annual Meeting will happen in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, June 3rd to 5th, 2019, and if you want a game plan for hitting as many Teaching and...

Rusty Bittermann on his “Dream” Job

Rusty Bittermann on his “Dream” Job

My route to becoming a History professor was not straightforward. I never completed high school. My undergraduate education was interrupted by a fifteen-year pause, during...

Rusty Bittermann  - Structuring the Course, Part 1

Rusty Bittermann - Structuring the Course, Part 1

Structuring the Course, Part 1 Thanks to my History Department colleagues and the academic vice-president, I was able to offer thematic World History courses that were...

Rusty Bittermann - Structuring the Course, Part 2

Rusty Bittermann - Structuring the Course, Part 2

Structuring the Course, Part 2 Following last week’s post, I will conclude by discussing other key decisions I made in organizing my thematic World History courses in the...

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