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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 11 - Speaking & Anxiety

DIESOL 011 – Speaking and Anxiety

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.

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Breaking Down Groupwork for ELLs

DIESOL 006 – Breaking Down Groupwork for ELLs

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 

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DIESOL 005 - Engaging in Writing

DIESOL 005 – Engaging in Writing

Brent and Ixchell look at some of the research behind writing and engaging students and use that information to discuss how teachers can use message boards to help English Language Learners. 

We also discuss auto-summarizers, a bit of plagiarism, and some techniques for helping students through drafts of papers.

The DIESOL Podcast focuses on helping TESOL Teachers support their ESL/EFL students through using research-based pedagogy with modern technology in the classroom.