48 minutes | Feb 24th 2014

Episode 002: Midterms Cometh SHOW NOTES

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The Minimal Pair: Episode 2Show Notes: The Minimal Pair Title: Midterms ComethEpisode no: 002Date: February 24, 2014Introduction: Hello and thanks for listening. This is Episode 2 of The Minimal Pair, recorded on Monday February 14th, 2014 in St. Louis, MO.Believe it or not, the semester is almost halfway over! I don’t know about you, but between MLK Day, President’s Day, and all the snow days, I’m feeling the pressure to get everything covered in time!Topics in Language LearningMidterms What kinds of classes we have…What we do for midterm assessment (in each class)…What’s worked and what hasn’t…Conferences (how effective are they?)Midterm gradesTime management at midterm and other strategies to get stuff done![PAUSE]MethodologyVocabularyTeaching vocab. in different kinds of classes (reading/writing vs. listening/speaking)Intermediate-level journals (word, POS, definition) vs. advanced-level class journals (word, POS, definition, sentence)Listening and note-taking vocab. logs and tests (matching, writing sentences, fill-in the blank) to target different learning typesAdvanced-level Essay prep: complete the chart by finding examples of how the character is…list of adjectives)Parts of Speech & word form issues[PAUSE]Adjunct AnticsResourcesAccess to course materialsCurriculum design & collaboration (Dropbox, shared syllabi, BB forum)Different librariesBlackboard, email, grade input, etc. is different everywhereSHOUT OUTS: English Expressions & Rolls off the TongueTESOL COUNT DOWN: 30 days until we leave!Keep it minimal!
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