First off, what is Google Classroom? The simple answer: Google Classroom is an LMS (learning management system) But, well what does it really do!? First let’s discuss the difference between a virtual classroom and an LMS. The key distinction between LMS’s and Virtual Classrooms is how they’re used. LMSs are best for tracking student progress […]
What ethics are and what they are not.
Our story starts with us, doing whats right and knowing the difference between whats right and wrong. The ability to recognize our natural ability to do this can build and maintain a significant amount of trust within your relationships! During one of the courses I facilitate in my day job, one of my learners started […]
How to select an Educational Technology
Purpose The purpose of this post is to apply SECTIONS model to the selection of an educational technology for the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Program identified in Part 1 of the Applied Project. The sections framework for assessing technology can be found here: Click to access SECTIONS_Framework.pdf Selection of Educational Technology: Based on the […]
Franklin Covey – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
No matter how competent you are in your work or personal life, you will not have sustained and lasting success unless you can effectively lead yourself, influence, engage, and collaborate with others—and continuously improve and renew your capabilities. Welcome to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey. Dr. Covey identified that […]
It’s snowing and cold outside, what to do!?
Now that winter is here and unfortunately most of us including myself will be spending more time indoors. I am constantly trying to think of good ways to utilize that spare time to its fullest. One amazing part of being in the learning and development profession is that my workplace had me certified to facilitate […]
Learning Journey Seasons
As I sit here in a local Winnipeg Starbucks staring out the window and watching cars zipping by on there way to who knows where I noticed the trees have lost the majority of their leaves. There is this undeniable fresh feeling of the cool fall air as the door opens and closes near the […]
When I first started this blog at the end of last year I had a plan that I would post as often as I could (time allowing). I am currently a part time student and a full time employee, now don’t get me wrong I am not trying to make excuses but it seemed very […]
Be proactive, a lot easier said than done!
I facilitate a personal development course at my work place called Steven Covey’s 7 Habits. The course covers what Dr. Stephen Covey refers to as the 7 habits that can unleash our most effective self. I strongly encourage you to research it online if you aren’t familiar with it, he has some very valuable insights. […]
Get your learners engaged – talking, laughing and sharing!!
Serious question: Would you like to know how to put your audience to sleep? Humourous answer: lecturing. I found myself reflecting before bed this past week after facilitating a personal development course and realized that I may have fallen victim to this easy to make mistake. As a student throughout university it was acceptable to go […]
How to fail and ace your first blog post
I posted my first ever blog post and I failed. Ok maybe I’m slightly exaggerating. But, I also aced it. Let me explain why… Last week, my journey of personal branding started with the creation of my own website accompanied by my first ever blog post. I was so excited to get the content up […]