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.
Brent and Ixchell break down the research and best practices behind groupwork, and what to do when students are reluctant to work in teams. They then lay out the response to the argument that if kids are working together in class, then they don’t need technology. Finally, they discuss some useful technology to ensure collaboration.
Show notes at www.diesol.org
Brent and Ixchell discuss some common myths around vocabulary acquisition, including the idea that students should avoid anything in their mother tongue. This episode looks at ideas from Keith Folse and goes on to share ideas for apps and services that can help students become independent vocabulary learners.