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Mel Young
Educational Developer // Professor // Lifelong Learner • Passionate about student-centered learning, educational development and open education.
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Mel Young Aug 2
It definitely doesn't bring in any empathy or flexibility. Under "normal" circumstances we should afford our students some flexibility but given the current circumstances we should be thinking wayyyyyy outside the box. 💙
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Mel Young Jul 28
They have a Jurassic Park short, too. It's great! By the way, I love the Twitter handle name change!! 🦖🦖🦖🦖
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Mel Young Jun 23
Replying to @hhale63
Thank you for pointing this out. Perhaps I should have said "North American privileged world", where we expect everyone to fit into what we deem as 'normal'. 🤦
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Mel Young Jun 23
What kind of world do we live in where we, as white people, think that it's okay to force students to 'Anglicize' their names? Learn to pronounce your students' names... louder for the back of the room! via
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Mel Young Jun 22
Replying to @drsoup09
Would make sense for us to all use the same language but it seems we all live in our own little institutional bubbles 🤣
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Mel Young Jun 22
Replying to @drsoup09
Thank you for your explanation! At our institution the syllabus is just the week to week schedule. We use a course outline to provide students with additional information like outcomes, essential employability skills, etc. Students get 2 docs - the course outline and syllabus 😄
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Mel Young Jun 22
This is a sweet visual alternative to the syllabus. I love the color coding (and could even match the colors in Moodle). It is very clear for students what is happening each week and what is expected of them.
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Mel Young Jun 19
Great little visual if you're wondering what parts of your course could be done synchronously or asynchronously.
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Mel Young Jun 11
Hey Mel -- when I click on the link, it takes me to the Canva platform. If you were hoping people could read your students' testimonials, the link doesn't take us there :(
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Mel Young Jun 4
Replying to @NurseKillam @EdSurge
Yes, defies logic.
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Mel Young Jun 4
This! We can structure education in a way that allows students to move at their own pace towards mastery of content. I truly love this model and would love to learn more. Why Middle Schoolers Thrive in a Self Paced Classroom via
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Mel Young Jun 3
Congrats, Jess! General Arts and Science will be lucky to have you, as will all of your course students! ❤️
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Mel Young May 21
Replying to @DeanD_LU
What gorgeous birds! 😍
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Mel Young May 19
Replying to @Cambrian_Jess @cnie
Congrats! Well deserved!
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Sean Michael Morris May 13
"Before we design our fall syllabus, before we make instructional videos, we all need to think from a student's point of view. We need to try to understand what it means to be studying for a future you don't know that you will have.”
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Mel Young May 13
Replying to @melyoung00
Here's a crazy idea.... Get teachers' feedback on what the school year could look like, how they think their students would best learn, how they feel that their schools can support their students, etc. And a parent summit isn't 3 people.... 🤦
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Mel Young May 13
What parents are asking for love, synchronous learning for their kids? Both of mine (4 and 5 yrs old) hate it -- it's boring and they can't interact with their teachers and friends the ways their used to. Maybe good for some ages but not a one size fits all approach!
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Mel Young May 12
Replying to @greeneterry
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Mel Young May 11
Imagine how much we, as employees in education, would find this type of monitoring software intrusive - just as our Ss find proctoring software intrusive. Would you agree to have snapshots of your workday sent to your employer? Your location tracked?
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Mel Young May 6
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