I'm Wayland Chau and welcome to The Reflective Prof! I hope to share my thoughts and insights on teaching undergraduate students. I am a professor of business law at the Pilon School of Business at Sheridan College. Most of my students are in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program. I strive to facilitate active learning experiences for my students, using both new online technologies and traditional methods.
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My message to students this semester
With another semester of remote online teaching and learning about to start, I will be posting this message to my students: Welcome to BBA Business Law. I want to convey to you the learning environment that I hope we can … Continue reading
A Tale of Two Students: Adapting to online learning
In the midst of this pandemic crisis, educators have been challenged to create meaningful and engaging online learning experiences for our students. We do our best but we always wonder “What are those experiences in the eyes and hearts of … Continue reading
Brave New COVID-19 World of Online Classes
As have many of us in the education world, the COVID-19 crisis has forced me to figure out ways to deliver my classes online. In doing so, my goal is to provide my students with a learning experience that is … Continue reading
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Tort of Public Disclosure of Private Facts
My new video on the tort of public disclosure of private facts as established by the Ontario Superior Court in Jane Doe 464533 v. N.D., 2016 ONSC 541.
Message to My Students as New Semester Begins
On my course website, I usually have a short message saying “hello”, “welcome” and some instructions on what to do before the first class. I recently read a memo that Maryellen Weimer at Penn State uses to welcome her students … Continue reading
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Critical Thinking: How I teach it
Teaching my students to think critically is one of the holy grails that I strive for. From birth, we are all critical thinkers. As infants, we say “NO” to the tasteless green broccoli mush. As kids, we pester our parents … Continue reading
Midterm Student Reflection
It’s midterm exam time again. Students write exams. Professors grade those exams. Some students are unhappy. Students meet with professors to review those exams. An exam review meeting can go in any number of ways depending on the student’s mindset. If … Continue reading
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Latest YouTube Channel Videos
I have uploaded 8 new videos onto The Reflective Prof channel on YouTube. Punitive Damages: Whiten v Pilot Insurance Exclusion Clauses: Tilden Rent-a-Car Co v. Clendenning Pre Existing Contractual Obligation Owed to the Same Party: Gilbert Steel Pre Existing Contractual … Continue reading
Reading Law: Teaching Law to Non-Law Students
Ask almost any professor at a law school: the best way to learn law is to “read the law”. What that means is that to learn law, students should read the primary sources of law – statutes, regulations and court … Continue reading
I am German
Note: This post has nothing to do with education. I felt compelled to write it in light of recent events in Europe. Today, I am German. I don’t live in Germany and I am not a German citizen. My family … Continue reading