Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 47: Board Diversity and Participation Cost

Group of paint brushes with different coloured paint on them

I'm currently sitting on the Board of Directors of two organizations I care about - the National Council on Public History and the Sault Ste. Marie City Museum.  I am still relatively new to both boards and I'm continuing to learn about board governance structures and procedures. In this episode I discuss the financial and … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 47: Board Diversity and Participation Cost

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 2 Stretches

The #ExtendmOOC I'm currently participating in has 'stretches' built into it.  These stretches often pose a question, require some creative thinking, and are quick fun activities,  The stretches are made available throughout each module and are considered extras.  I've really enjoyed these activities - partially because a lot of them have involved memes, gifs, and … Continue reading Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 2 Stretches

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 2

Open book with text "a little space to be creative"

I’m currently participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend mOOC focused on technology enabled learning.  As part of this medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) it was suggested that participants keep an ongoing set of notes to document and organize their thoughts about the experience.  As a way to document my experience I’m going to be keeping informal … Continue reading Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 2

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 46: Professional Development Vs. Professional Learning

Lego storm troopers teaching darth vader how to ride a bike

Conference season is quickly approaching for many Canadian academics and with all of this travel comes conversations about professional development. In this episode, I discuss the differences between professional development and professional learning.  I also tackle questions of ongoing career development, active learning, and the funding of professional growth opportunities. I would love to hear … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 46: Professional Development Vs. Professional Learning

Spreadsheet Beauty: Organizing The Things

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As is likely evident by a lot of my recent posts, I've been doing a lot of collaborative writing and research recently.  A huge chunk of this collaborative writing has been with my co-conspirator colleague Andrea Eidinger of Unwritten Histories. Andrea and I have a lot of project ideas and discussions about things we should work … Continue reading Spreadsheet Beauty: Organizing The Things

Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 1

Assorted Lego on a wood floor.

I'm currently participating in the eCampus Ontario Extend mOOC focused on technology enabled learning.  As part of this medium sized Open Online Course (mOOC) it was suggested that participants keep an ongoing set of notes to document and organize their thoughts about the experience.  As a way to document my experience I'm going to be … Continue reading Ontario Extend mOOC – Module 1

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 45: The Biography Struggle

"Trust your struggle" in blue graffiti on black brick

Who else hates writing bios for things? In this episode, I talk about best practices for crafting effective bio statements and the challenges associated with describing your professional life succinctly. I would love to hear your tricks for creating compelling bios. Leave a comment or send me a message on Twitter. Mentioned in this episode: … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 45: The Biography Struggle

Upcoming Travel

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I have a bunch of travel coming up in the next few months and as always I would love to connect with public history and archival colleagues while travelling.  In the coming months I'm looking forward to the following events: Kishay Pisim Mamawihitowin - The Great Moon Gathering 2018, Timmins, Ontario, February 14-16th.  I'll be attending KPM with … Continue reading Upcoming Travel

How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom

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My latest post, "How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom" written with Skylee-Storm Hogan and Andrea Eidinger can be seen over at Activehistory.ca This post is part of a new  Beyond the Lecture mini-series, specifically dedicated to the issue of teaching Indigenous history and the inclusion of Indigenous content in the classroom.  … Continue reading How and When to Invite Indigenous Speakers to the Classroom

Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 44: Safe and Brave Spaces

Rock climbing wall, "Episode 22: Safe and Brave spaces"

Welcome back to season two of the Historical Reminiscents podcast.  In this episode, I talk about safe spaces, braver spaces, and building welcoming physical and digital spaces for dialogue. I also introduce the new Rapid Reads segment to the podcast. I would love to hear your thoughts on the terms brave space and safe space. … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents Podcast EP 44: Safe and Brave Spaces