tholl075@uottawa.ca
1 Jun 2016

Spice up your pedagogy: CSSE 2016 Calgary

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This post is the accompaniment to the presentation that will be shared today from 1:30-2:45 at CSSE at the University of Calgary.  As the final day of the conference, I am not sure how many participants will attend…I am not expecting many. It has been an excellent conference- lots of thought-provoking discussion and some great opportunities to...
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25 Jan 2016

January events

It has been a busy year- it turns out trying to juggle 3 different commitments (consultant, part-time prof and phd studies) means letting somethings slide- like blogging.  However, I did want to put up a quick post to link some of the work that I have been doing. October 25-28 found me in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania participating...
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10 Sep 2015

Back to School 2015!

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image courtesy of http://blog.voicetheunion.org.uk/?p=9196 I have no idea how ‘back to school’ always seems to sneak up on me.  This year we had an extra week of summer vacation with labour day coming so late in September- and still I was completely unprepared for the craziness of back to school for my kids and for me....
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27 Mar 2015

Reflection on the final class

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All good things must come to an end.  I know what a cliche that saying is, but I am really sad about the end of this community.  Don’t get me wrong- I am so excited for the wonderful people I have met this semester to get out into the schools and share their positive and enthusiastic...
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12 Mar 2015

The penultimate class- Bully Proof

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I can’t believe we are so close to the end of this community.  I will honestly really miss what we have built together, but am so excited that so many youth/students will be working with these fine folk.  This past Monday’s class was focused around the leadership piece.  The required reading/viewing: Chapter 3 of The...
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5 Mar 2015

Week 8- Cyberbullying

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This Monday’s class was focused on cyberbullying and cyber safety.  Although it feels as though we have been digging into the issue of bullying quite heavily for the past 3 weeks, the focus really was on the role of social media/internet on the bullying issue. Cyber or electronic bullying: “broadly defined as bullying performed via...
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24 Feb 2015

Week 7- Shape of a Girl and Homophobia

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No easy themes this week! We had an incredible opportunity to witness Megan Carty‘s (Cart Before the Horse Theatre) presentation of Joan McLeod’s Shape of a Girl.  See our article in the University of Ottawa Gazette.  The Shape of a Girl is a powerful one-woman show that was inspired by the Reena Virk story.  Megan...
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13 Feb 2015

Visible Learning- LCEEQ conference in Laval, Quebec

“Where are we going?  How are we going? Where to next?” Instead of teaching my Monday class, I had an opportunity to join many of my colleagues from the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB) as we invaded Laval, Quebec.  There was quite a number of us heading to the Visible Learning Plus Conference (Dr. John...
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