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The Teaching Course is Coming!

Looking to infuse passion into your career as an educator? Not satisfied with the existing courses on medical education and teaching? Well, I give you…. The Teaching Course What is the Teaching Course? The Teaching Course is the premier experience in medical education and teaching. It’s a finely tuned blend of education, social media, and […]

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Is Live Conference Tweeting a Good Thing?

Is Live Conference Tweeting a Good Thing? Welcome to the Twitter-at-a-conference debate… What do you think about live conference tweeting? is it a good thing or a bad thing? Is it useful or useless? Overdone or should be done more? For this post we have Swami and Jesse going head to head to debate the […]

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Brazil on Evidence-based Education

Victoria Brazil, perennial star of the SMACC conference, tackled another education topic at smaccGOLD last March. Yep, evidence and education – are those too words meant to go together? She asks ‘what works?’ and comes up with two valid answers: EVERYTHING and NOTHING. Puzzled? Listen in and consider what outcomes we should really be measuring […]

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Are You a Good Educator?

The iTeachEM Podcast is back with an interesting episode on a topic that is not that well understood….how do know if you are actually any good at teaching? Sounds like a simple question with perhaps an even simpler answer, doesn’t it? Well, three prominent educators, Simon Carley, Anand Swaminathan (Swami), and Natalie May will make […]

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The Global Classroom

There has been lots of discussion recently about the “flipped classroom” in medical education and how this is changing the face of education. Rob Cooney from iTeachEM and FlippedEM has done some great work with flipped classrooms. Well, this post isn’t really about the flipped classroom at all. It’s about the Global Classroom. More specifically, […]

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The Interplay of Emotions & Learning

Our goal should be to create a student who moves up the knowledge axis, along an “excelsior spiral that climbs the tree of knowledge” – Barry Kort Rob & Chris’ debate about whether learning styles exist (or not)  touches upon a subtle, but important point. Forcing a student to come out of their comfort zone is important […]