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.
With the shift to distance learning, a lot of teachers are concerned about how to Engage their ESOL students online. Since Brent is teaching via Zoom, and Ixchell is teaching with a combination of telephone and alternative resources, this episode covers some of the ways we have been exploring as possibilities to keep our students learning and focused.
Denise Maduli-Williams is the winner of the new Ron Lee Technology award and has been teaching ESOL and English for […]
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!!