December 1, 2018 : Teaching Matters Newsletter
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BTW, That Reminds Me of a Good Story

 We all love a good story, especially when it helps reinforce the learning. Narrative pedagogy has also been attributed to creating more comfortable learning communities, which of course leads to greater learning. Speaking of learning, read on to find ways of better incorporating narrative pedagogy into your classes. 

Featured Articles by Faculty Focus

Between the Lines of our Pedagogy

The Power of Storytelling in the College Classroom

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All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a day of professional development to connect with colleagues, learn tools, tips, and trends in higher ed, and grow UFV towards the future together. Save the Date - April 30, 2019 for this amazing day. 

For more information, watch for the official email announcement and updated website, in early December.


Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

Dates: February 25 - March 1, 2019
Facilitator: Janice Johnson
Location: UFV Abbotsford Campus, Rm to be confirmed.

The Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the ISW at an institution. It is recommended that individuals participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW.  The FDW provides individuals with an opportunity for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections to a larger instructional development network.

For more information or to register please email:

TLC BYTES BISTRO MENU 2018 - Freshly baked Edu-Tools
...smell the aroma of learning...the results are golden...freshly baked ideas for your teaching...liven up your courses. 

UFV Teaching and Learning offers a variety of free technical knowledge sessions
for you to choose from.

ook online at or email us at

Pulling Together: A Guide to Indigenization in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

BC Campus is proud to present Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Education Institutions. This series includes the guides Foundations, Teachers and Instructors, Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and more

Thompson Rivers University presents the
15th Annual Teaching Practices Colloquium

Register by February 15th for Early Rate! 
This year's TPC will be on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
 For more information:
The Teaching Practices Colloquium is a chance for faculty to come together to learn from each other and to share our knowledge and experience about teaching. This year, the central theme of the 2019 TRU Teaching Practices Colloquium is "Adventures in Teaching." More information is coming soon. Stay tuned!
Please note that due to the change in Family Day, the TPC will now be held on the Tuesday of Reading Week.  

The TPC is sponsored by the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

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