Brookfield #tli2012 Keynote: Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
Stephen Brookfield does not disappoint. We had him come to Brock University in 2004.
My favourite reflection he had was that teaching online has given him a true appreciation of silence. Asynchronous activity gives the ability to pause and reflect and not be reactionary in response as a student. As an instructor the pause gives you permission to accept silence. He has transferrred this to his face to face classrooms with the Chalk Talk activity, a sort of physical backchannel, where he encourages students to get up out of their seat and write ideas, questions, concepts on the board and/or connect these between them and/or show disconnections or antithetical (!=) relationships.