Mar 19
Faculty Fridays Goes Daily!

Faculty Fridays is going daily! For three years and more than 100 posts, Faculty Fridays has been a tool to nurture and celebrate good teaching at RRC.

What does “good teaching" mean? It has never meant “excellence". And, it has been never meant “just good enough". We believe that “good teaching" is teaching for learning.

As educators, that's our goal. And these days, with our evolving reality in the face of the coronavirus, teaching for learning looks quite different. 

As we all move to alternative ways of delivering our teaching, Faculty Fridays will be posting each day to strengthen our community of practice and to support each other as we help our students meet their learning needs by the end of term.  

A link to Faculty Fridays: Daily Edition will appear each morning in Staff News. Each day, we'll profile instructors and the techniques they are using to teach for learning using alternative delivery. Together, we'll do our best to answer questions, connect each other to resources, and leverage our community of practice for support. We'll crowdsource answers to questions you send us, and we'll explore this brave new world of online and distance teaching for learning.

We'll also include links to RRC's other supports and COVID-19 response.

Remember everyone, this is new for us all. Under the circumstances, our teaching may not be perfect, but, together, we can keep our focus on doing our best for our students. And that is teaching for learning.

Join us!

P.S. If you have a tip or word of encouragement to share, or a question to ask, send us a note at jacarmichael@rrc.ca or alerougetel@rrc.ca.

Comments

Well done! We appreciate th...

Well done! We appreciate the help with our continuity efforts. Don't forget to be student-centred and consider how they may have busy personal lives at this time. Be flexible and maintain that sense of community and presence through communication. This is also a time to get things done quickly, not perfectly.

Also, refer to our continuity tips and resources page at https://www.rrc.ca/tltc/academic-continuity/!
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  • Tyler Steiner
 on 3/19/2020 10:53 AM

Thank you for this initiati...

Thank you for this initiative!
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  • Lindsay Mulholland
 on 3/19/2020 1:08 PM

Thank you, Amanda and Janin...

Thank you, Amanda and Janine, for building this community during a time of uncertainty and new ways of delivering education. I think our students benefit when they see their instructors learning at the same time they are! Take good care, everyone -- and thanks for all your inspirational efforts! Maybe folks could post pics of their new "virtual" classrooms at home!
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  • Christine E Watson
 on 3/20/2020 5:24 PM