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DIESOL Episode 17

DIESOL 017 – Whiteness & Racism in English Language Teaching with JPB Gerald

In this episode we are not talking about technology in the classroom, but rather looking at how our field is involved with the bigger national conversation around racism, whiteness, and how TESOL teachers are involved with the systematic disparities happening to BIPOC in English Language Teaching. 

JPB Gerald is a scholar in the field focusing on the understudied area of whiteness in TESOL, and shares insights and challenges on how we can go about decentralizing whiteness in our field. 

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Dr Mary Patton talks about Culturally Responsive Teaching

DIESOL 016 – Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Mary Patton

Ixchell & Brent talk culturally responsive teaching and literature with Dr. Mary Patton, Professor of ESOL at El Centro Community College in Dallas, and President of TEXTESOL V. This discussion covers finding novels that engage students, recognizing where students are coming from, and of course, how technology impacts their learning. 

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DIESOL Episode 15 - Encouraging Independent Learning During the Pandemic

DIESOL 015 – Encouraging Independent Learning During The Pandemic

To avoid Summer Learning Loss, we can encourage our students with some useful ways to keep their language acquisition skills up even when they aren’t in class. This episode covers why this is important, and a number of resources students can use for autonomous learning during the summer. 

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Episode 14 - Judie Haynes

DIESOL 014 – Interview with Judie Haynes

Judie Haynes, co-founder and facilitator of #ELLchat, TESOL columnist, and author of several ESL Books including Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress, joins us to discuss the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) of ESL students as we continue to deal with the shift to distance learning.