Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog.  This is my first experience of creating a blog, as a requirement of Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP).  I anticipate that there will be a lot of rooms for improvement.  Please feel free to send me any thought, feedback or suggestions to improve my blog regarding useful information, user-friendliness, and effectiveness.


Case Studies as a Student Engagement Technique by Donald McLellan

I would like to share the Canvas presentation of Case studies as a student engagement technique, prepared by Donald McLellan at the following link:

Case Studies as a Student Engagement Technique

Donald uses Canvas software to produce attractive presentation which can be posted on a website/post.  Case studies provide an opportunity for problem solving using a real-world scenario.  Students can transfer their knowledge and apply in the real-world settings.


Poster Session by Meghan McAllister

Meghan makes a Poster on poster session as an instructional strategy.  She uses PiktoChart software to make a poster.  In her poster, she answers:

  1. What is a poster session?
  2. How does it engage students?
  3. How to use it in the classroom?
  4. What distinguishes “Poster Sessions” from typical class presentations?
  5. What form can “Poster Sessions” take?

It is a nice poster.  Have a look!

Knowledge and Probing by Hassan Ayach

I would like to share an animated presentation on Knowledge and Probing by a peer taking PIDP 3250 using PowToon.  The presentation is not only informative, but also entertaining!

Hassan presents pre-assessment as a background knowledge probing.  He suggests that pre-assessment should not be too easy or too difficult so students will engage fully in the classroom.  Enjoy watching!



Chunk and Chew by Jacqueline Dale (Jacquie)

Interesting idea of chunk and chew, enhanced by a short animated YouTube video provided me a new insight of instructional technique which provides more interaction and engagement of students, that leads to better retention of concepts and topics.

Attention span is the amount of concentrated time one can spend on a task without becoming distracted. Most educators and psychologists agree that the ability to focus and sustain attention on a task is crucial for the achievement of one’s goals (Wikipedia).  This technique is appropriate with students of modern society as the attention span has decreased as shown in research.

Emotions and Learning


I have a privilege to facilitate a forum on “Emotions and Learning” as a partial fulfillment of the PIDP 3250 course.  Although I have some experiences in the scholar of teaching and learning concepts, the topic is new to me.  I have tried my best sharing and facilitating my discussions and learned a lot on the topic.

Those who are interested in reading emotions and learning, please visit the following links:

How emotions impact learning?

Should we focus more on positive or negative emotion?

Wrapping Up – Emotions and Learning

Credits go to those who participated in the discussions, who shared their real-world experiences, and who posted their thoughts and works in the discussion forum.

The summary of the forum is coming soon.  Stay tuned!