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The Active Learner Classroom

Last month’s post on Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) was one example of a technique that could be used to promote an “active learner classroom”. This month we’ll unpack the active learner classroom concept, to get a sense of how … Continue reading

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Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT)

This month’s installment is on Just-in-Time Teaching, or JiTT for short. This teaching and learning strategy requires web-based study assignments completed by the students before class and is meant to promote an active learner classroom, though virtually all JiTT instruction … Continue reading

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Teaching Students with Disabilities (III) – Hearing Loss

In keeping with our theme of inclusive teaching and teaching students with different learning abilities, this month’s topic will focus on teaching students with hearing loss. We’ll begin by briefly reminding all instructors that students are not obliged to identify their disability … Continue reading

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Teaching for Inclusion: Inclusive Design

One of the common concerns instructors have about accommodations is whether they will change the nature of the course they are teaching. However, accommodations are designed to give all students equal access to learning in the classroom. When planning your … Continue reading

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Teaching Students with Disabilities (II) – Visual Impairments

What would you do if you had a student with a disability in your workshop? Example – a student with a visual impairment? You may not be able to recognize students with visual impairments, and a student does not have … Continue reading

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Teaching Students with Disabilities (I)

Hi there everyone. The LINC teaching blog is up after a brief interlude, beginning afresh with a new theme that may be worthy of a series of entries. Since becoming law in 2005 the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) … Continue reading

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Formative Assessment Techniques

August, 2015 As a teacher have you ever wondered if the students in your class are “getting” what you are teaching them? If your library workshop is a one-off session occurring once per term with little or no opportunity to … Continue reading

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Techniques for the Small Class

July, 2015 Experience reveals that library instruction sessions vary in the number of students who register and show up to a workshop. Sometimes a session has many students 20+ attending, sometimes only a handful of students show up. Despite what … Continue reading

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The Cephalonian Method for Information Literacy

May, 2015 Back in 2002 librarians at Cardiff University developed the Cephalonian Method as a teaching technique used in library instruction. Some background information on the Cephalonian Method can be found on the ACRLog http://acrlog.org/2013/02/20/revising-the-cephalonian-method/ . To implement this technique … Continue reading

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Using i-clickers for Library Instruction

Continuing with our practical approach to library instruction, this April we have a real hands-on tip for using the i-clicker tool for library instruction, including where to access i-clickers at the University of Waterloo for use in library instruction. What are clickers and … Continue reading

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