The Teaching Hub: Week Seven, Winter 2017


This week. Precision. Short & sweet. Black & white.

engage Engaging Teaching

Feedback: Provide it, frequently and formatively.

Try it! Offer verbal or written feedback that focuses on the process and the learning goal. Encourage students to give feedback to each other.
Ask yourself:
• Have I offered specific, frequent feedback that is connected to the learning goal?
• Have I used what I learned from the feedback to adjust instruction?


tech Learning Technology

Reflecting On Words
Reflecting On Words by Julie Jablonski

D2L Thing of the Week: Rubrics

What are RUBRICS and how do you set them up and use them in D2L?

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Socrative

Quickly assess students with questions or activities; for more information, check out the resources to learn more.

 studserv Services for Students

Learning Strategies 

When students use learning strategies, it can help improve their depth of learning and achieve better academic results. Individualized learning strategy support is available to students registered with Accessible Education Services, and any student can visit the Sutherland Tutoring and Academic Skills Centre on Mondays between 3-4 pm for drop-in learning strategy support. If you’d like some quality info to share with students, try these resources  for teaching research-based learning strategies from the Learning Scientists.

policie Policies & Procedures

Our policy & procedure for the Teaching Hub itself this week is levity & brevity, so that’s all we have to say about that.

dept College Departments

The Department of the Week is The Learning Design & Support Team. That’s us! We want to tell you about Week 8 events.

  • Teaching & Learning Boot Camp Level 2
    Tuesday, February 28th 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Sutherland Room B2 101 / Frost Room 104)
    Please click here for the session description and to register.
  • Winter Teaching & Learning Day
    Wednesday, March 1st 8:30 – 3:30 in the Galleria at Sutherland.
    Please click here for the schedule and session descriptions.
    RSVP by February 22. Please click here to do that.

pd Professional Development

Toronto is a rather large city just to our south west. In April, it is hosting an event that has interesting implications for the future of education: The Creative Commons Global Summit. Have a look at the site to see if you are interested in going. If so, let us know ASAP because the VPA’s office is sponsoring four people to go and the early bird price is ending soon!

chat Chatter

In past posts we have mentioned the use of Google Docs as a collaborative tool. Victoria Maystruk has shared with us a great way that she used it in a math lab. Very simply, instead of lecturing on a topic and then collecting individual responses to a question, she

  • Briefly introduced the topic;
  • Provided a google doc with a flawed statement pre-written; and
  • All students responded to the flawed statement in the same space.

Here is the before and after of the google doc. Now the students can see a chorus of explanations on how the statement is flawed. Cool stuff.

Thanks for sharing, Victoria!

info More Information

Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email:


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