Digital Blogs of Past Students

PIDP Vark – the Style of Learning


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This video by Trevor Feddersen is a great for it conveys the information that all students have different learning styles and thus absorb information at different rates, processes and retains differently.  As such, instructors must comply with these different learning styles to successfully relay information.


Praise in the Classroom


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This video by Bryce Poole differentiates between the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.  Praise has historically centered on the fixed mindset – praising the result, rather than the effort.  As such, the person who receives the praise does not have the motivation or desire to try harder.


Infographic: Quotes



This infographic, authored by Vrindy Spencer, is a great representation of how to “Incorporate quotes into your classroom as a useful tool to engage your students in feeling motivated, thinking critically, and discussing deeply”.

Pages contain some great information on strategies to use quotations, role of teacher and student in a quote exercise, best practices, pros and cons of using quotes and variations of how to incorporate using quotes in the classroom.  Great stuff!


Infographic: The Big Paper


This infographic, authored by Andrea Archibald offers some great information on an instructional strategy that is used to guide students on exploring the deeper meaning of a topic by having all students write on their big paper in silence.  Students are then asked to write 1-2 comments/questions that stand out to them.


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This Pow Toon video by Hong Gerow describes the process of appreciative inquiry (AI) and describes the steps, discovery, dream, design and destiny, in the AI process. The video was so engaging,  the relaxing music certainly created to the ambiance of relaxation and reflection.



This instructional strategy was great.  It created a classroom environment that was engaging, allowed active learning and gave students immediate feedback on their learning.  A competitive atmosphere is so learner oriented!

Leading Classroom Discussions

As many of you know, My discussion forum topic for PIDP2150 is classroom discussions.  In keeping within this context, I began researching how to properly word effective discussion topics.  Stanford University is a great site for such research.

Please visit these web site for more information.

Manual Material Handling Assessment

The Manual Handling Operations Regulation  in the UK defines manual handling as ‘any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or by bodily force’.


To assess manual handling, the 4 areas that must be evaluated are: Load, Individual, Task and Environment (also known by the acronym LITE).





Experiential Learning and Office Ergonomics

In an article titled Using Experiential Learning to Teach Office Ergonomics in the Undergraduate Classroom by Terri M. Lynch and Karl D. Majeske, 2016, an lab experiment was conducted asking students evaluate 3 different ergonomic office arrangements.  Discussions were completed after completion relating the scenarios with real life experiences. To read the entire document, please see below:

Using Experiential Learning to teach office-ergonomics in the undergraduate classroom

Experiential Learning and Ergonomics



So you ask, why did I start my blog posts with Ergonomics and MSDs.  The first post was to provide a background on the topic of Ergonomics that I am teaching my students.

Each and every day I leave my classroom wondering how can I add to my students learning.  I am finding that many have simply finished high school and entered post secondary College with  little no practical experience. In attempt to bring their field of study to the forefront, I have begun a series of field trips to engage the student in reflection, to discuss and report the happening of the site visit, comment on the happening and ask the underlying question:  What did you see and do during the visit?  What did you take away from the visit?  These questions always constitute great discussions.