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PIDP3260 – Week 2 – Intro 0

PIDP3260 – Week 2 – Intro

My name is Areeb Soo Yasir and for almost 20 years I’ve been a seasoned IT professional and Entrepreneur through my many past and current ventures.  However, the purpose of today’s post is to...

PIDP3260 – Week 3 – Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching 0

PIDP3260 – Week 3 – Core Assumptions of Skillful Teaching

There are 3 core assumptions of Skillful teaching which are the following (Brookfield 2015): Skillful teaching is whatever helps students learn. Skillful teachers adopt a critically reflective stance towards their practice. The most important...

PIDP3260 – Week 4 – Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Teaching about Racism, Exercising Teacher Power Responsibly 0

PIDP3260 – Week 4 – Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Teaching about Racism, Exercising Teacher Power Responsibly

Commentary on Chapter 8, 9, or 18 (Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Teaching about Racism, Exercising Teacher Power Responsibly) Teaching in Diverse Classrooms In modern times, diverse classrooms are the norm and not the exception...

PIDP3260 – Week 5 – Responding to Students’ Resistance to Learning 0

PIDP3260 – Week 5 – Responding to Students’ Resistance to Learning

The key thing to understand about resistance in the classroom is not to assume it is you as the instructor that has created it.  There are some students who feel entitled to pass or...

PIDP 3260 – Week 7 – Comment on Video 0

PIDP 3260 – Week 7 – Comment on Video

The Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (Andrew Ng, Stanford University, STAN 2011) This video is right up my alley, especially considering the AI side of things and the reason I wanted to watch...

PIDP 3260 – Week 6 – 5 Year Vision as an Instructor 0

PIDP 3260 – Week 6 – 5 Year Vision as an Instructor

In 5 years I see myself as continuing at BCIT as a top-ranked instructor with improved curriculum by bringing in new materials and courses.  I will continue to bring in my industry experience straight...

PIDP 3260 – Week 8 – Post PIDP Development Plans 0

PIDP 3260 – Week 8 – Post PIDP Development Plans

After my PIDP I would like to attend many IT industry events to bring the very best back to my institution in addition to my current industry experience.  I will be working hard to...