Over the years, we at the GMCTE have been collecting resources about all aspects of teaching and learning. The collection includes a library, copies of Bridges newsletter, a blog, social media and a large section of our website. That is a fairly long list of resources and, unless you have a specific idea of what you want, it can be a bit overwhelming. So, I thought it would be useful to ask our staff about the most interesting or useful resource they would recommend:
Colleen Charles: I would recommend Magaret Kovach’s Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2009, if someone is doing research in an Indigenous sphere.
Sheryl Mills: Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods, Shawn Wilson, Fernwood Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg, 2008
Tereigh Ewert-Bauer: For the novice teacher, especially, the book Tools for Teaching: Second Edition by Barbara Gross Davis (2009) is an excellent resource. As the title suggests, the text offers up many tools to be used in the classroom. The writing is accessible and the book is well and clearly organized. Used by the graduate students of the Gwenna Moss courses for graduate teachers, many former students say that they keep this resource on their shelf for easy access, as they use it often. You can find the book in our library or online, here.
Our newsletter is available in print form at the Centre, or as a PDF on our website. Some of the staff favourites include Master Teacher interviews, featured annually, and any one of the several articles written by Brad Wuetherick (former GMCTE Program Director) on the topic of threshold Concepts.
Our blog started on August 1, 2012. The posts are written by members of our staff and concern all aspects of teaching and learning. Ryan Banow and I both chose Experiencing and Embracing Controversy in the Classroom by Susan Bens as our current favourite post, which has to do with a teaching strategy Susan has employed in her class called “structured controversy.”
Carolyn Hoessler : action verb sheet, downloadable at the bottom of the Curriculum Alignment tool page.
Ryan Banow: John Kleefeld on Case-based teaching in the College of Law – video: