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  • NaBloPoMo – Day 26 – Being Seen

    In the past week, I’ve received two very kind emails from past students. I couldn’t believe how much those emails made me smile. I wonder if they know how much their simple email means to me? They were emails from students from different programs that I taught in different capacities, but something similar in each […]?

  • (More Than) Halfway There

    It’s mid-March. Which means it is, mercifully, more than half way through the semester for the eighteen billion courses that I’m teaching right now. I mean, I love the classes that I’m teaching – one is statistics, another is data and research management, and a third is program planning & evaluation1 – and my students […]?

  • NaBloPoMo – Day 28 – It’s All Over But The Marking

    Tonight was my last class of the course I’m teaching this semester. On my drive home from campus I was a little sad, because I know that I’ll not see any of my students again1! Despite having a class of 90 students, I actually got to know a fair number of them through in class […]?

  • Teaching

    Tonight was the last class of the course I’m teaching this semester. Since it was my first time teaching this class, it was a crazy amount of work and I am so, so, so, so, so, so tired. But I have to say that I really enjoyed teaching this class! The material leant itself well to active learning […]?

  • You forgot the “chill”

    In class today, I was demonstrating a method of data collection formally called “Dotmocracy” (but now being referred to as “Idea Ratings Sheets”). The basic premise is that you are looking to get a group to rate ideas and you have them write their ideas on a sheet and then everyone in the group can rate it […]?

  • Look at me! I’m A Talking Head

    A colleague of mine was making a series of videos1 for a class that she teaches and interviewed some experts on relevant topics. One of those topics was evaluation and one of those experts was me! I’m totally breaking my “I don’t talk about work on my blog” but (a) the job title listed in […]?

  • Happy PhDiversary To Me!

    As detailed in a previous posting, Nov 16 marks the anniversary of the day I received my PhD, according to my transcript. The convocation ceremony for my PhD was Nov 22, 2006 and my current theory1 is that Nov 16 marks the day that Senate voted to approve candidates for convocation – but I based […]?

  • I finally have something to blame all my absentmindedness on!

    I’ve long been absentminded, but I can now add “Professor” on to that, for, as you will already know if you are linked in to me on Linked In, I have a shiny new title to add to my resume: Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Science at Simon Fraser University. Adjunct Professor, unlike […]?

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