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59 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
79. How can we help our students acquire more vocabulary?
Over our years of teaching, we have noticed that often students have a breakdown in communication because they forgot the vocabulary word they need, or they just have never encountered it. They also often can’t understand content because they don’t understand a word that is key. So today Krista and Sandrine are talking about circumlocution. What is it? What does the research say about it? What activities and tasks can we do with our students to help them overcome the language blank they're sure to encounter in their speech? The Timeline 1:20 catching up and small victories 10:00 the theory 24:50 classroom application The sources: Developing Fluency in Circumlocution - Daniel Worden (2016) On the importance of Circumlocution in the Spanish language Classroom - D. Arteaga, L Llorente (2012) Foreign Language Learning Strategy Training on Circumlocution - Yea-Fen Chen (2006) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
5 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
So where have you been and are you coming back?
Just a quick message to catch everybody as to where we've been and what's coming up. And because we don't break traditions, Scarlet can be heard grinding get break in the background! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
56 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
79. Who is Gen Z? Part 2
what makes Gen Z so special and how to adapt it in class? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
67 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
78. Who are our students? Connecting with Gen Z.
Each generation is different, and right now we're experiencing Gen Z. They are extremely different from previous generations. Krista and Sandrine break down specific aspects of the generation and what we can do in our classroom to better reach them. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
38 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
77. I have heritage speakers in my class, what do I do? A conversation with Florencia Henshaw - part 2
In this episode Krista and Sandrine talk with Florencia Henshaw. What are they? Why are teachers often unprepared and sometimes nervous around them? This episode is the second and last part of the conversation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
97 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
76. I have heritage speakers in my class, now what? A conversation with Florencia Henshaw
In this episode Krista and Sandrine talk with Florencia Henshaw about heritage speakers. What are they, and why are teachers often unprepared with them? This episode is the first part of the conversation. Also here is the name of the podcast referred to by Sandrine in the episode: The 10 Minutes Teacher Podcast, episode titled "6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills" --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
51 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
75. How can I help my students feel more confident in their speaking?
In this episode Krista and Sandrine discuss circumlocution and how to use it to help boost our students' confidence in their language skills. It also helps them better communicate. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
58 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
74. How do I build community in my classroom?
In this episode Krista and Sandrine discuss easy activities to build community in your classroom. Also Scarlet had to tweet her opinion in the episode. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
64 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
73. Five core activity to address SEL in our classrooms
In this episode, Krista and Sandrine explore SEL - What it stands for, what it does, and activities that address the core of SEL If you need to reach out, check out the website for all the information... www.stepintomondays.com Sources used during this episode: https://www.doe.mass.edu/worldlanguages/support/qrg-sel.docx https://www.weareteachers.com/21-simple-ways-to-integrate-social-emotional-learning-throughout-the-day/ https://advancingstudentsforward.org/what-is-social-and-emotional-learning/?gclid=CjwKCAjwgISIBhBfEiwALE19STINA5-Qtpv73h0PDa9i4218sfeNzlInmxMsA7OGf2EpCuAkiut7RRoCT6QQAvD_BwE#more-2193 https://casel.org/what-is-sel/ https://www.positiveaction.net/blog/sel-competencies https://www.goguardian.com/glossary/social-emotional-learning/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
61 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
72. Now that I'm familiar with BVP's tenets, what do I do in class?
If you haven't listened to the episodes with Bill Van Patten, you want to go find them now and then come back for this episode in which Krista and Sandrine exchange ideas of topics that can be used in the classroom. If you need more information, check out: - BVP "While you're on the topic" - www.ditchthattextbook.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
82 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
71. The Basics of SLA for Teachers: An Interview with BVP - Part 3
This is the final part of the conversation with BVP on his findings of basic must know for language teachers. The 3 principles discussed in this episode are - Most learners fall short of native-like representation, The basic data for acquisition are found in communicatively-embedded input, Explicit instruction and practice on the formal elements of language do not obviate or change the basics discussed so far. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
70. The Basics of SLA for Teachers: An Interview with BVP - Part 2
This week is the second part of the conversation between Krista, Sandrine AND BILL VAN PATTEN! This section discusses Bill's second finding in language developments" The development of a mental representation for language has three fundamental characteristics: slow, piecemeal and stage-like. Make sure that you have listened to part 1 in episode 69 before listening to this part. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
52 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
69. The Basics of SLA for Teachers: An Interview with BVP - Part 1
In this episode Krista and Sandrine talk with Bill VanPatten about the absolute must know research for teachers. It is based on 5 principles and in this part they discuss the first one: "Learners create an abstract, complex, and implicit linguistic system in their heads just like native speakers" Make sure to listen and join us back next week for the 2nd principle. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
83 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
68. All Things Teachery. Back to School Advice
It's summer and we all need to rest and recuperate but we also need to prepare for the fall. Therefore in this episode, Sandrine and Krista chat with Meredith White, Georgia Teacher of the year about technology, and summer preparation. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
57 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
67. Where do I start planning a new course?
Do you have to teach new courses from time to time? Are those courses that you've never taught before or in a new format? Krista will be in that situation in the spring so she and Sandrine discussed ideas of what can be incorporated in the course. They frame it around the backward design to then come up with a lot of food for thought for Krista. Listen and then reach out via all our social medias. Don't remember the handles? Check out the website... www.stepintomondays.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
69 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
67. How can I use podcasts in my language classroom?
Have you been thinking about using podcasts in your classroom but are unsure about activities to do with them? Krista and Sandrine discuss various activities alongside the modes of communications, as well as in other settings. And as usual they share their aha moments for the week. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
59 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
65. Stop translating everything! FIVE strategies for your students
Is translating what you're hearing or reading a bad habit? YES! Unless you are actually working on a translation project. In this episode Krista and Sandrine discuss why we want to stop our students from this habit very early on, and share strategies that they use in their own classrooms to nip the habit in the bud. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
57 minutes | May 31, 2021
64. How do I advocate for my program?
In this episode Krista and Sandrine discuss how to go about advocating for your program without having to get engaged politically. Check out their ideas. And listen at the end for the promo of an event that Sandrine will be part of. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
63 minutes | May 24, 2021
63. What do I need to change?
In this episode Krista and Sandrine set their summer goals. Don't forget self care! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
66 minutes | May 17, 2021
62. What lessons did we learn this past year ?
During this episode, despite a few disruptions during recording (how appropriate for the topic!) Krista and Sandrine discuss the last year. They reflect on their teaching experiences and what they want to change, as well as what they want to keep. And they share their one takeaway from the year. Make sure to listen all the way to the end to hear the promo mentioned by Sandrine. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/stepintomondays/message
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