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.
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.
Anxiety brought on by public speaking is felt by everyone, even the most seasoned speakers! What does this mean for English Learners? What does the research say about providing opportunities to make mistakes? How do English Learners perceive themselves and speaking assignments? Join us as Brent and Ixchell explore ways to support ELs when it comes to conversation.
How much does it take to build a brand new game for your class? Brent and Ixchell talk with Cate Tolnai about gamification, game-based learning, and how to use games to make learning more accessible. Then they create a game live on the show for everyone to use – LEVEL UP!!
Carol Salva drops in as the first guest on the DIESOL Podcast! This open conversation covers best practices, improving as a teacher, managing our daily lives, and much much more!
Why is it important for teachers to try new things and explore new tools? Brent & Ixchell discuss why it’s important to move out of your comfort zone, confront confirmation bias, and experiment with new technology.
In the spirit of exploration, we explore 20 tools we want to look at in 2020.