We’re pretty excited about this new project… to say the least!
Mike and I have joined forces with renowned Baltimore-based emergency medicine educator, author of Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, and incompetent impersonator of foreign accents Rob Rogers (@EM_Educator) to create a new blog called iTeachEM.
Whereas LITFL focuses on the creation and collation of FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation), iTeachEM focuses on how to teach and how to help learners learn. It is for the real world practicing clinician interested in education, particularly those working in emergency medicine and critical care.
“No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.”
— Sir William Osler
The blog content includes topics such as:
- Putting theory into practice — where we make esoteric educational speak and ideas more accessible
- Teaching tips — for the on floor, in the lecture hall and on the web
- Rapid reviews — we’ll look at books, websites, podcasts, and other educational resources that will make you a better educator
- Tackling tech — how to use exciting new tech developments
- Taking the bench to the bedside — translating educational research into practice for the clinician
- Look what happened — real world examples of teaching excellence, innovations, techniques and more
- Insights and inspiration — whether that involve teaching, learning, living or loving…
It’s early days yet — we’re still working on some of the fancy shmancy stuff, but the content creation is getting into full flow. The blog also hosts the reinvention of the EMRAP: Educator’s Edition in the form of the iTeachEM Podcast. It will also support the upcoming, exceptionally exciting International Emergency Medicine Faculty Development and Teaching Course that we’ve told you about before in Becoming a Meducation Master.
Check out some of the early iTeachEM stuff now and start blowing better bubbles!