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!
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 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.
In Episode 4, Brent and Ixchell talk about short-term and long-term motivation for language learners. We discuss how to build it, & how to maintain it, and we also talk about using games as a technique to keep the motivation levels high.
Tune in for information on EdTech, ESL, Education, EFL, ESOL, TESOL, TEFL, ELT, TEAL, ELL, Motivation, Games, Gaming, & Gamification
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.