This blog is a record of both my journey in the Provincial Instructors Diploma Program at Vancouver Community College and of the resources I’ve found along the way.
Even though I’m usually old-fashioned about these things and would prefer to sort all my posts in to categories and then put them on pages, one per category, like a web site, I resisted the temptation and instead used a blog the way it was intended, with all posts on the main page and then posts appearing under whichever categories they could conceivably belong to.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the way blogs are organized, follow these instructions:
- On the right of every page, you’ll find the Categories with sub-categories, so you can easily find posts by subject area. (Over here 😎 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>)
- Click on any category or sub-category and the blog will display all the posts related to the topic – how easy is that?!
This blog is heavy on resources and light on opinion. As Sarah Loewen would say, “I’m learning!”, and I don’t have much of an opinion on many of the subjects I’m learning about. Also, I recognize that I don’t know very much, so how much is my opinion worth, anyway?
So, instead, I read resources and post something about the ones that I found useful or that I liked. I did this for two reasons. First, I didn’t want to just include a link for each resource because that’s not learning anything. Instead, I provide a summary of each resource because you really have to understand something to summarize it in a sentence or two. Second, I don’t have any illusions about how good my memory is and I wanted to be able to find resources I liked again. So, I documented the key ideas of each so I could use my blog as my personal library where I could actually find the information I was looking for in the future.