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TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers

TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers

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TTELT is a podcast for English language teachers who never seem to find the time for the professional development we want and need. Episodes include tips that we can implement in our classes this week, discussiions of journal articles and blogs in our field, and interviews with prominent, and not so prominent, teachers who have teaching tips they'd like to share.
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S2 3.0 Conversational Writing with Nicholas Gordon
An Outreach Coordinator at Georgetown University, and a prior EL Fellow in Ukraine, author Nicholas Gordan has developed Conversational Writing as an experiential education technique, to engage students in writing in and outside of the classroom. He shares engaging tips to enhance writing fluency through conversation.     Conversational Writing: An Interactive Approachhttps: https://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/writer/nicholas-gordon/ Contact Nicholas Gordon on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-gordon-00825b111/ Want more experiential learning tips? Listen to all episodes from this series at https://www.ttelt.org/category/experiential-learning/
23:58
October 19, 2021
S2 2.0 Alternative Assessment for the Writing Classroom with Beth Trudell
A board member with Educators Worldwide and a prior English Language Fellow in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Beth Trudell shares experiential techniques for assessments. Listen for her tips on alternative assessments, where students learn from each other, success is promoted, and fears disappear. Both teachers and students love the process!
29:53
October 12, 2021
S2 1.0 Presenting Live with Dr. Peter Edwards
Currently working as an English language lecturer at a university in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Peter Edwards shares an experiential learning technique of "presenting live". He describes the process of teaching ELLs to gain confidence for real-life use of their language through presenting to strangers on a subway!
43:49
October 6, 2021
52.0 Storytelling to Engage Young Learners with Amna Habiba
Amna Habiba is an inspiring young teacher and leader who founded Global  Creative Hub when she was 14 years old. This social development initiative is working towards making every Pakistani girl youth digitally literate. The mission is to make the world a more equal place for all girls to live in and strive towards a better future.  In this episode, Amna shares how stories motivated her to learn English and how she using storytelling to engage young learners. Learn the benefits of storytelling and how you can incorporate this strategy into your classes with learners of all ages.
19:33
October 6, 2021
51.0 Digital Storytelling with Zeboniso Murodova Sabzalievna
As a 2021 Virtual TESOL Convention presenter, Zeboniso Murodova Sabzalievna, shared "Tajik Voices" with digital stories from Tajikistan. In this episode, she shares her personal and professional experiences creating her own digital story and then teaching her students the process of digital storytelling. Both the process and student successes are highlighted in this episode. She explains how she used Zoom, WhatsApp, and WeVideo to guide 5 Access students through the process of writing, recording, and sharing their personal narratives. Throughout, these students used and practiced writing, speaking, and listening skills. Zeboniso also shares how she uses traditional folktales to connect with students and teach them the elements of storytelling. Students translated folktales from mother-tongue languages and analyzed grammar differences. She then used students' strengths to collaboratively transform the stories and share them with other students from around the world.  Links from this Episode: https://www.wevideo.com Zeboniso Murodova has 17 years of teaching experience with 5-11th grade students. Ms. Murodova has attended and presented presentations at a number of educational conferences, workshops, and trainings at the local, regional, state, and international levels, including CATEC, TESOL, and IEARN. She has participated in two U.S. State Department programs, TEA (Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2009) and Fulbright FLTA 2011-2012. Since 2010, she has been a recipient of four USG alumni small grants to implement social projects on youth empowerment and women's leadership. Her exchange program changed her life. In 2020 she was awarded Alumni of the Year by the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe. From 2016-2020 she was an Access English teacher. One of her best achievements with the Access program was collaborating with Fulbright Scholar Jode Brexa to realize a Digital Storytelling project. They taught five Access girls how to make digital stories. The digital storytelling team presented at the 2021 Virtual TESOL Convention. Their presentation was titled Tajik Voices: Resilience through Digital Storytelling. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Resource Center at Bokhtar State University.
46:22
September 28, 2021
50.0 The Art of Oral Storytelling with Brooke Grable
A former English Language Fellow in Kosovo and ESL elementary school teacher for 15 years, Brooke shares her expertise in Oral Storytelling,  based on her use of [https://themoth.org](https://themoth.org/). Listen and learn the art of oral storytelling with all ages.  Links for this episode: Do You Know Scale by Dr. Fivush and Dr. Marshall Duke:  https://legacystories.org/do-you-know-scale   https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-stories-our-lives/201611/the-do-you-know-20-questions-about-family-stories     The Moth Podcast: https://themoth.org      Brooke Leach Grable earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and  M.A. in Elementary Education from The University of Akron in Ohio. She holds Reading and TESOL Endorsements. She is on the Membership  Professional Council for TESOL International. In Ohio, she is the  PreK-12 Interest Section Representative for the Ohio TESOL Board of  Directors and part of the English Language Advisory Committee for the  Ohio Department of Education. Brooke has taught children learning  English for over 15 years in a variety of settings; an International  School in Shanghai, an urban Cleveland, Ohio school district, and a  suburban Cleveland district. She gained experience as a teacher trainer and taught university-level students when she was an English Language  Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in Kosovo. She currently teaches elementary ESL students for Nordonia Hills City School District. Learn more about TTELT and our upcoming events for English language teachers. 
26:00
September 21, 2021
49.0 Exploring Voice Through Storytelling
Hansley Cazeau, an English Language Fellow to Montenegro, shares Storytelling Tips for EL teachers, emphasizing the importance of cadence of speech, inflection of voice, as well as clear pronunciation and intonation. He shares several great resources for students to record their voices, while telling stories, for teacher input, feedback, and assessment.
29:32
September 14, 2021
48.0 Interactive Storytelling with Eva Grayzel
Master storyteller Eva Grayzel joins the TTELT podcast to share her enthusiasm for engaging language learners through interactive storytelling. Eva has been sharing stories with international audiences for over 30 years. In this episode, she highlights strategies for improving language retention, making language come alive, using total physical response techniques combined with storytelling.
34:09
September 7, 2021
47.0 Everyone Has a Story to Tell with Rose To
Everyone has a story to tell — you & your students. In teaching English, stories may be told through speaking & writing; stories received by listening & reading. In the classroom, Rose shares how to combine story-telling using the 4 skills, in particular in introducing a new unit/theme, mid-way to illustrate Bloom's taxonomy training teachers, and evaluating the teaching/learning process for learners & teacher trainees. Rose To is a teacher, trainer, speaker, writer, and consultant in the public and private sectors of education. In the past, she taught K-12 and adult education; more recently, she has taught at the community college/university level and business professionals. Currently, with the English Language Program in conjunction with the Department of US State, she has trained teachers in Lebanon, Mexico, and Thailand. Along with many years of teaching, Rose holds two masters degrees, the latter in TESOL. Her life motto is: “Teachers never stop learning and changing.”
27:35
August 31, 2021
46.0 Podcasts for English Language Learning and Teaching with Dr. Aileen Hale and Jennifer Gonzales
Podcasting is a very popular teaching technique across disciplines and ages. Discover how to integrate podcasts into classroom instruction both online and face-to-face (on/offline). Dr. Aileen Hale and Jennifer Gonzales discuss creative ways to motivate English language learners to engage in podcasts, improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.   Podcasts to Referenced in the Episode: Allusionist: A Podcast about Language by Helen Zaltzman: Great for language teachers that want to explore interesting language facts. https://www.theallusionist.org/listen   Voice of America: Multiple podcasts for English language learners on a wide variety of topics and levels. https://learningenglish.voanews.com/podcasts    Circle Round: a storytelling podcast https://www.wbur.org/podcasts/circleround   National geographic Podcasts: Podcasts about science, cultures, and our world https://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/overheard   All Ears English: A podcast to improve English https://www.allearsenglish.com/episodes/ The Big Fib: A game show where kids figure out who the expert is. https://gzmshows.com/shows/listing/the-big-fib/
30:43
August 23, 2021
45.0 Pronunciation with Mark Hancock
A leader in the field of pronunciation, Mark Hancock engages us in pronunciation tips through games, puzzles, poems, and chants. Learn pair work activities to engage students in distinguishing words like tap and tab or plane and plain. Chant along and learn how to create your own rhyming chants. Mark teaches us how pronunciation can be fun and educational. 
26:57
August 17, 2021
44.0 Big Talk: Facilitating Meaningful Discussions with Jennifer Gonzales
Jen Gonzales, a TTELT Board member and an EL Fellow shares insights on how to engage your students in meaningful and authentic conversations - "Big Talk". In contrast to "small talk", Big Talk develops deeper discussion skills, for real-life application.
14:48
August 10, 2021
43.0 Teaching Online with YouTube with Marion Araz (KindaCosy)
Marion provides great teaching tips for creating your own online teaching business integrating YouTube. She explains the pros/cons of creating your own YouTube Channel; benefits & challenges of editing; and how to attract clients with YouTube videos. More teaching tips visit our website TTELT.org Watch Marion on Youtube
30:34
August 2, 2021
42.0 Starting an Online Teaching Business with Alexandra Ngjeliu
Want to start your own online teaching business? 💎 Learn more at TTELT.org
35:52
July 27, 2021
41.0 Publishing Teaching Materials with Mark Hancock
Have you developed teaching materials that you'd like to share with other educators?   Mark Hancock speaks about his journey into publishing and how you can get started for yourself 💎  TTELT.org is a program of the Rhoades Education Foundation Professional Development for Educators Worldwide
22:17
July 22, 2021
40.0 The Independent Teacher: Strategies for Teaching in Low Resource Environments
Jennifer Gonzales, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Rhoades Education Foundation Top Tips to being independent and use anything as a teaching resource Find ‘everyday’ objects as teaching tools Scaffold with these objects Adapt, to engage students Create your own “portable classroom” (box of tools) Check for ‘cultural appropriateness’ of items Look at everything as a learning tool
23:38
July 12, 2021
39.0 Independent Teacher with Dr. Aileen Hale
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16:55
July 6, 2021
38.0 Linguistic & Cultural Inclusion with Odelia Caliz
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33:58
July 6, 2021
37.0 Secret Sauce with Dr. Aileen Hale
This week, we have COO Dr. Aileen Hale share tips for teachers to come up with their own Secret Sauce. To learn how to develop your own Secret Sauce, join us at ttelt.org for a hands-on teaching workshop.
11:58
June 21, 2021
36.0 Podcasting Tips with Jesus Villegas
This week on TTELT, Jesus teaches us how he created a podcasting class with his students.  We hope that you will try some of his suggestions with your students!  Here is the website he mentioned:  Podcast on Soundcloud.com      https://soundcloud.com/elpfm Contact information:        jesus.villegas.languages@gmail.com   To find out more about what's happening, go to https://www.ttelt.org/
22:46
June 15, 2021
35.0 Publishing as a Teacher with Isabel Campoy
This week Isabel talks to us about how to pubish and discusses ideas that you will get to try out in the upcoming workshop with Isabel and Alma.    To register for this workshop and all TTELT events, please go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/  We hope to see you there!
22:07
June 3, 2021
34.0 Visual Thinking Strategies with Jennifer Gonzales
This week on TTELT, Jennifer Gonzales is talking to us about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS).  Join us to learn how to use VTS with your students.   Don’t forget to create your one minute video about how TTELT has helped you become a more independent teacher: https://flipgrid.com/c05e6d14  These are the links Jen talked about in the episode:  Visual Think Strategies (VTS)  Find out more about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)  VTShome.org  New York Times Learning Network posts a weekly VTS Picture. https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-whats-going-on-in-this-picture Visual Thinking Strategies The Three Simple Questions https://emprobstvts.weebly.com/vts-the-three-simple-questions.html  To register for Jen’s workshop and all TTELT events go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/    To contact Jen go to: email: pcvjgonzales@gmail.com  Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-gonzales-75049316   To donate to the Rhoades Education Foundation, go to https://www.ttelt.org/support/
24:51
May 25, 2021
33.0 Engaging with GooseChase
This week on TTELT, Gena introduces GooseChase-- the fun app that helps your students learn and bond together.  Go to goosechase.com to download the app and attend one of Gena's workshops to learn more.  You can register for this and all TTELT events at https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/   We hope to see you at our next event!   info@ttelt.org
24:40
May 17, 2021
32.0 Publishing, as an Educator with Dr. Alma Flor Ada
This week on TTELT, Alma Flor Ada talks to us about how educators can become published writers.   Please join us for this amazing discussion.   To register for this and all TTELT events, please register on our events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/  Here are the resources discussed in this episode:  The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators https://www.scbwi.org www.yeswearelatinos.com  www.almaflorada.com   www.yeswearelatinos.com  www.authorsintheclassroom.com  www.mariposatransformativeeducation.com  www.premiocampoy-ada.com
39:37
May 10, 2021
31.0 Teaching Grammar on YouTube with Kyra Sage
This week on TTELT, @theKyraSage shows us how she uses YouTube to practice grammar structures.     To find out more about Kyra's projects, go to https://www.languagehack.co/ You can also follow her on instagram @thekyrasage or on Linkedin   Kyra also mentions https://edpuzzle.com/  Register for all TTELT events at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/  Send the link to your Video on how TTELT has helped you become a more indenpendent teacher to tteltinfo@gmail.com or upload it to your Facebook group: TTELT     Thanks for  your help and we look forward to seeing you at future TTELT events!
11:48
May 4, 2021
30.0 Email Etiquette with Heather Reichmuth
This week on TTELT, Heather Reichmuch tells us how to teach our students proper email etiquette, an important skill for all of us to have.   Here is the link to the article she wrote with Joyce Paek:  http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/print/2019-11-01/3.html   Here are the links to other research she has done:  Reichmuth, H.L. (2020). Language investment of white native English speaking women in transnational marriages in Korea. I-LanD Journal. 67-86. https://www.torrossa.com/en/resources/an/4722676   Kim, T. & Reichmuth, H.L. (2020).  Exploring cultural logic in becoming teacher: a collaborative autoethnography on transnational teaching and learning. Professional Development in Education. 1-16. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1135&context=cehsedadfacpub    Gordon, R.R., Reichmuth, H.L., Her, L., De Costa, P. (2021). Thinking Beyond "Languaging in translanguaging pedagogies: Exploring ways to combat white fragility in an undergraduate language methodology course. In Lanvers, East, and Thomson (Eds.) Language learning in Anglophone countries: Challenges, practices, solutions. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter-De-Costa/publication/348303180_Thinking_Beyond_Languaging_in_Translanguaging_Pedagogies_Exploring_Ways_to_Combat_White_Fragility_in_an_Undergraduate_Language_Methodology_Course/links/6001066892851c13fe105cfa/Thinking-Beyond-Languaging-in-Translanguaging-Pedagogies-Exploring-Ways-to-Combat-White-Fragility-in-an-Undergraduate-Language-Methodology-Course.pdf   If you can't access the articles or have a question for Heather, please contact her here: reichmuth.heather@gmail.com   As always, you can sign up for all of our upcoming events at:  https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
45:49
April 26, 2021
29.0 Engaging Virtually with Pearlie Lubin
This week on TTELT, we talk with Pearlie Lubin about her transition to teaching in Costa Rica virtually.  Pearlie discusses several websites:  Padlet.com – Projects, audio, and video presentations   FlipGrid – Audio and video responses and presentations   Mentimeter – Conversation starters, debate introductions   Jeopardylabs – Content review, informal assessments   Kahoot – Conversation starters, informal assessments   YouTube Audio Stories – Listening and speaking skills   Google Forms – Writing, assessments   Wheel of Names- Debate topics, selecting students   Different Types of Podcasts--Question & Answer -  Kind World, NPR  o   https://www.wbur.org/kindworld/2016/04/14/kind-world-22-so-chocolate-bar o   https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/08/944286693/fda-head-stephen-hahn-on-whats-next-for-pfizer-vaccine-in-fast-moving-processScripted – ThisIBelieve, Kind World, NPR  thisibelieve.org  A Moment Of Kindness From Becca   Register for Pearlie's workshop "Engaging Virtually" on Friday May 21,  at 5:00pm EST at https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/  Send us a message at tteltinfo@gmail.com  Join our Facebook Group:  TTELT  Follow us on social media at Facebook |  Instagram  |  Twitter
28:08
April 19, 2021
28.0 Teaching English in the Content Areas with Kimeberly Gamez
This week on TTELT, Kim Gamez gives us some great teaching tips for how to teach English in the content areas.  This is becoming more and more common in today's schools, so we hope that you will benefit from Kim's practical tips.  To learn more from Kim, join us at her workshop on April 30th, 6:30pm EST.  To sign up for this workshop and all TTELT events, go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/   You can learn more from Kim at @theESLgirl on Instagram and at https://theeslgirl.com/ where almost all of the resources are free!
31:17
April 12, 2021
27.0 Acquiring Fluency Skills with Jazz Chants
This week on TTELT, our COO, Aileen Hale returns to teach us about Jazz Chants.  Jazz Chants are loved by the young and old.  We hope you gain some new ideas for using chants with your students and attend Aileen's Jazz Chant workshop on April 23rd 5pm EST. Sign up for this and all TTELT events on our Events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/  Here are the links Aileen used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_nPUuPryCsBy Carolyn Graham  americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teaching_with_jazz_chants_0.pdf    https://americanenglish.state.gov/ American English for Educators    https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/sing-out-loud-traditional-songs  http://www.aogaku-daku.org/wp content/uploads/2018/08/14109_NW-in-Teaching-With-Music_e-book.pdf   americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teaching_with_jazz_chants_0.pdf
17:16
April 5, 2021
26.0 Intercultural Communication Tips with Amy Alice Chastain
This week on TTELT, we bring back Amy Chastain to talk about Intercultural Communication.   Register for her workshop, and all TTELT events at https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
38:03
March 25, 2021
25.0 Photography Club Tips with Jesus Villegas
This week on TTELT, Jesus Villegas talks to us about Photography Clubs and how they can impact a student's love of English.   Jesus's published photobooks with students: https://www.blurb.com/user/JVillegas Contact information:        jesus.villegas.languages@gmail.com   Register for our events on the Events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Send us a message at tteltinfo@gmail.com Join our Facebook Group:  TTELT  Follow us on social media at Facebook |  Instagram  |  Twitter
32:01
March 18, 2021
24.0 Poetry Tips with Bruna Kondi
This week on TTELT, Bruna Kondi teaches us how she uses poetry with her students.   Play it Forward Teacher Challenge Only a few days left! Enter to win attendance at the the Virtual TESOL International Convention from March 24-27 and a one-year Global TESOL Membership or to take Professional Development Course through Northwest Nazarene University  Spread the word about our Teacher Challenge!  https://gleam.io/EmLiG/play-it-forward-teacher-challenge      TTELT Events  Sign up for Aileen's workshop and all TTELT Events on our Events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
44:11
March 11, 2021
23.0 Engaging Teachers Outside the Box
This week on TTELT, Aileen Hale gives us some great tips  on how to think creatively in our lessons.     Join us for Aileen's workshop where she will give you hands on experience in thinking outside the box..     To register for Aileen's workshop and all TTELT events, go to our Events page at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/​     Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt​ to get more  Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!     Join our Facebook group: TTELT     Twitter: ttelt1     Instagram: t.telt
18:57
March 4, 2021
22.0 Writing Tips with Laura Connor
This week on TTELT, we are bringing back Laura Connor to tell us her best teaching tips for writing.  We think these tips will help you with your students.   To learn more from Laura go to:  http://ellseelearning.weebly.com/  lconnor416@gmail.com    TTELT is a program of the Rhoades Education Foundation.  The Rhoades Education Foundation creates, trains, and advocates for educational opportunities with underserved communities worldwide.   To sign up for our upcoming TTELT events, go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/   If you would like to help the Rhoades Education Foundation achieve its goals, please go to https://www.ttelt.org/support/  If you are teacher that would like to get more involved with TTELT:   --register for our events on the Events page above   --Send us a message at tteltinfo@gmail.com   --Join our Facebook group: TTELT   --Twitter: ttelt1   --Instagram: t.telt
25:13
February 25, 2021
21.0 Tips for Using Songs with Young Learners with Wendy Coulson
This week on TTELT, Wendy Coulson tells us how she uses songs and rhymes with young learners.  She also explains how she uses them with adults.   To attend Wendy's TTELT workshop on March 21, 1am EST, register on the Events page at ttelt.org   To learn more from Wendy, check out these links:  RELO Andes - Early Reading and Writing with Young Learners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nQ4QP2TUpQ&list=PLDeqZv1E-rdWTy7vKkDBzQzO8uBAv6yzM&index=2&t=4s  American English Live Webinar Series - Communicative Grammar Games for the Young Learner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4meCxd6PtmI  MEXTESOL 2020 - Back to the Future: Traditional Activities in TEYL Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pD5SI1pMPU  English Teaching Forum Articles: The Mystery Bag: Listening and Speaking Skills for Young Learners https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/57_3_44-48.pdf  My Classroom - Colombia   (Coming soom:  My Classroom - Libya!!!) https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/etf_57_1_39-43.pdf  Story Retelling with a Twist https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/etf_58_2_pg44-48.pdf  You can also find some webinars she did for ELT Associates on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Essence-of-English-Language-Teaching-317646942387600  To contact Wendy, email her at coulsonwendy@gmail.com   If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com.   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
39:05
February 18, 2021
20.0 Technology Tips with Daniela Hale
This week on TTELT, Aileen interviewed Daniela Hasa who is a professor in Albania.  Daniela provides great teaching tips on how to use technology in low resource areas.     Join us for Daniela's workshop where she will give you hands on experience in using technology with your students.   To register for Daniela's workshop and all TTELT events, go to our events page at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/​  During the episode, Daniela talks about these great teaching tips:   Allmyfaves.com     Livebinders.com   Edpuzzle.com   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt​ to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt
29:24
February 11, 2021
19.0 Quick and Easy Quizizz
This week on TTELT we are learning some quick tips on how to use Quizizz.  Quizizz is a great way to engage your students in the classroom.  If you haven't tried it yet, hopefully you will after this episode!   Here  is the link to the Quizizz Challenge: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=24787884  Put your score in the comments!   Using Quizizz in the Classroom is the topic of this month's TTELT Workshop.  If you would like to learn more about how to use Quizizz, especially how to create quizzes offline, come to our workshop.  You can sign up for this and all TTELT events on our event page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/   We also want to announce that we are now officially a 501c3 non-profit!  We are so excited that we have this status because it means we can give you a tax invoice for your donations and you can lead a campaign to raise money for the Rhoades Education Foundation-- the name of the umbrella organization for TTELT!!!  To donate, go to https://www.ttelt.org/support/   Please go to https://www.ttelt.org to learn more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and donate!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt   Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
17:22
February 4, 2021
18.0 Informal Assessment with Matthew Jellick
This week we are learning more from Matthew Jellick.  He's talking about why and how he does informal assessment with his students.   To find out more about Matthew, you can find him here:    Email: mjellick@gmail.com     Twitter: @mjellick    Blog: matthewjellick.wordpress.com   To register for upcoming TTELT events, go to:  https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/     Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!     Join our Facebook group: TTELT    Twitter: ttelt1    Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
14:59
January 28, 2021
17.0 Notion Tips with Kyra Sage
This week on TTELT we are talking with @thekyrasage about how she uses Notion with her students.   To find out more about Kyra's projects, go to https://www.languagehack.co/ You can also follow her on instagram @thekyrasage or on Linkedin   To register for Kyra's workshop and all other TTELT events, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/  Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
23:41
January 21, 2021
16.0 Music Tips with Aileen Hale
This week we are interviewing the newest member of the TTELT team-- Aileen Hale.  She's going to give us some of her top tips for using music with her students.  To register for her workshop on Friday, February 26 at 4pm EST, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ These are the resources she discusses in the episode:  https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/sing-out-loud-traditional-songs  http://www.aogaku-daku.org/wp content/uploads/2018/08/14109_NW-in-Teaching-With-Music_e-book.pdf americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teaching_with_jazz_chants_0.pdf  https://tefltunes.com/ TEFL Tunes    Here is the link to Aileen's podcast: https://anchor.fm/aileen24/episodes/Present-continuous-tense-with-Lemon-Tree-Song-egrdta  Links to Aileen's professional development courses at NNU:  EDPD52366 - Engaging and Motivating Your ELL Students for Academic Success  EDPD55189 - Memories & Dreams: Honoring your Past--Designing your Future - A Social Emotional Learning Project   Find out more about Aileen's projects at https://www.create-connections.net Email: aileenhale@gmail.com   Follow TTELT here: tteltinfo@gmai.com   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
35:41
January 14, 2021
15.0 Lyricstraining in the Classroom
This week on TTELT, we are learning how to use Lyricstraining with our students.  If you don't already have an account, sign up for a free account at https://lyricstraining.com    Here is the link to the Lyricstraining Challenge: https://lyng.me/UYNA9pBOAY?Xmu/c!genausc  During this episode, we also talked about TTELT Talks, a discussion group where English language teachers can get together and discuss issues that are important to us.  To sign up for the first discussion and our upcoming workshops, go to our workshop page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/  Please join us for this month's TTELT Lyricstraining workshops and other TTELT Events: Register for all events at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Virtual Story Stitch with Amy Alice Chastain  January 9, 9am EST   Motivation Tips with Joel Alvarez  January 12, 3pm EST   English/ESL Club Tips with Khatem Dahi and Maria Betancourt  January 29, 9:30pm EST   If you find these episodes helpful, and would like to donate, please go to:  Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ttelt GoFundMe gf.me/u/zdipj3  Paypal paypal.me/ttelt   Send us a message at https://www.ttelt.org/  tteltinfo@gmail.com  Subscribe to our podcast and youtube channel!   Join our Facebook Group: TTELT  Twitter: ttelt1  Instagram: t.telt
23:45
January 7, 2021
14.0 Online Teaching Tips with Matthew Jellick and Bryant Atencia
This week on TTELT, we are learning about online teaching tips from Matthew and Bryant.  These are portions of their previous interviews that we didn't have time to show.  Hope you enjoy these awesome teaching tips!   Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming workshhops at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/  To donate to TTELT, please go to: https://www.patreon.com/ttelt  https://www.gofundme.com/f/ttelt  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ttelt  Follow us at: Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Join our Facebook group: TTELT Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
20:08
December 31, 2020
13.0 Story Stitch with Amy Chastain
This week on TTELT , Amy Chastain tells us about Story Stitch.   Find out more about Story Stitch at Green Card Voices: https://www.greencardvoices.org/   Find Amy and learn more about Intercultural Communication and upcoming Story Stitch Experiences on HubICL: https://hubicl.org/    To participate in the  World Canvas Symposium   Attend Amy’s Story Stitch PCI at Virtual TESOL 2021 Only $50 for global members who register before Feb 1! https://www.tesol.org/convention-2021/ticketed-events/preconvention-institutes   To find out more about the Intercultural Communication Interest Session at TESOL, read their newsletter: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolicis/issues/2020-09-01/index.html#story    To find out more about IALIC: http://ialic.international/  Find Amy on LinkedIn, or send her an email at: Amy-chastain@uiowa.edu    To attend the TTELT Virtual Story Stitch Experience,  and other TTELT event, sign up at https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/  If you have any comments or suggestions, contact us at: tteltinfo@gmail.com.   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
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December 24, 2020
12.0 Motivation Tips with Joel Alvarez
This week on TTELT, Joel Alvarez tells us his tips for motivating and empowering his students.  To learn more from Joel, you can find him at: https://www.facebook.com/ LETSpanama http://www.lets.com.pa/ info@lets.com.pa @lets_panama   To sign up for Joel's webinar and other TTELT events, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ During the episode, we discuss:  American English Website  https://americanenglish.state.gov/ The Lighter Side  https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/lighter-side-tefl-volume-1#:~:text=The%20Lighter%20Side%20of%20TEFL%20is%20a%20collection%20of%20activities,riddles%2C%20and%20international%20folk%20tales.  https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/lighter-side-tefl-volume-2    Join TTELT at: https://www.ttelt.org/tteltinfo@gmail.com.  Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
54:31
December 17, 2020
11.0 ESL Clubs with Khetam Dahi
This week, Khetam Dahi talks about why and how she started an ESL Club for her studets and gives great tips on how you can start your own English or ESL club, as well as project ideas once your club is started.   To contact Khetam, please go to: Dahik@elac.edu   http://www.khetamdahi.com/ To find out more about what's happening at the ELAC ESL Club go to: https://www.facebook.com/eslclub.elac  To register for her workshop on how to start an English or ESL Club on January 29, 2021, register at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/  As always, send your comments or suggestions to: tteltinfo@gmail.com.   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
47:35
December 11, 2020
10.0 Tech Tip: Whatsapp Speaking Teams
This week on TTELT, we are talking about how to create speaking teams on Whatsapp.  I've done this activity a few times with my students with great results.   To sign up for the TTELT workshops on Dec 10-12: Whatsapp in the Classroom, go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ This week we also have workshops from Beth Trudell and Armen Kassabian: Student Engagement Tips with Beth Trudell December 4, 11:55pm GMT/UTC https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApceqqrj8qG9CKHmoCzelvuzQ9224ErSek Padlet Tips with Armen Kassabian December 5, 2pm GMT (10am EDT) https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoc-6sqzksH9ysZeTg-BpxuhV9kPn3nzpz Next week: Vocabulary  Acquisition– Making Words Stick with Laura Connor December 11, 8:30pm GMT (3:30pm EST) https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdu2opzssGNamAx-M6DzjKqDdKNSX2JQk To learn more about TTELT, please go to: tteltinfo@gmail.com. https://www.patreon.com/ttelt Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
31:14
December 3, 2020
9.0 Vocabulary Tips with Laura Connor
This week on TTELT, Laura Connor gives us some great vocabulary teaching tips. To learn more from Laura go to: http://ellseelearning.weebly.com/ lconnor416@gmail.com Websites she discussed: https://www.flocabulary.com/ https://www.vocabulary.com/ https://scattergoriesonline.net/ Heads Up in the app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wb.headsup&hl=en_AU This Giving Tuesday, please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to help us reach our sponsorship goal! If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://www.ttelt.org/ or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com. To sign up for the TTELT workshops go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
32:32
November 26, 2020
8.0 Classroom Management Tips with Matthew Jellick
This week on TTELT, Matthew Jellick shares his tips for managing the classroom.   To find out more about Matthew, you can find him here:  Email: mjellick@gmail.com   Twitter: @mjellick  Blog: matthewjellick.wordpress.com  To register for his workshop on Teaching Multi-Level Classes, register at https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT  Twitter: ttelt1  Instagram: t.telt
26:20
November 19, 2020
7.0 Padlet Tips with Armen Kassabain
This week on TTELT Armen Kassabain teaches us his tips for using Padlets in his classroom. Armen's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIaFeoJhpxQbulrR9T7JM9g/videos  Get ready for Armen's workshop on December 5 at 2pm UTC!  Sign up for TTELT Workshops on our webpage: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/  If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com.   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1   Instagram: t.telt
30:56
November 12, 2020
6.0 Tech Tip: Quick and Easy Quizlets
This week on TTELT, learn some quick and easy teaching tips for Quizlets. Learn how to search for and edit quizlet sets as well as learn about the many upcoming TTELT workshops.   To stay up tp date on all of the TTELT workshops and sign up to participate, go to the Workshop page on TTELT.org.   Link to Quizlet challenge: https://quizlet.com/543645384/match?i...  Upcoming workshops include:   Tech Tips; Quick and Easy Quizlets November 19, 20, and 21   Pronunciation Tips with Nicole Kaup November 20 at 11pm GMT/UTC    Enhancing Student Learning in Multi-level classes with Matthew Jellick December 2, 11am GMT/UTC   Student Engagement Tips with Beth Trudell December 4, 11pm GMT/UTC and many more!  If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com.   Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT   Twitter: ttelt1  Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
18:45
November 5, 2020
5.0 Student Engagment Tips with Beth Trudell
This week on TTELT, we talk with Beth Trudell about student engagement. Learn about the importance of engaging with all of your students and ways to establish a community, use artifacts and quotes to engage your students as well as some engaging writing activities.   To contact Beth Trudell, go to trudell60@aol.com  Mark your calendar for her workshop on Student Engagement Tips which will be on December 4, 11pm GMT (4pm PDT)  register here:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApceqqrj8qG9CKHmoCzelvuzQ9224ErSek  To be informed on all of our free workshops, register here:  https://forms.gle/SkeitXtKDPss31Wx8  To find out more about TTELT go to https://www.ttelt.org/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT  Twitter: ttelt1  Instagram: t.telt  ttletinfo@gmail.com Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
42:54
October 29, 2020
4.0 MOOC Camp Tips with Bryant Atencia
This week's episode is on MOOC Camps.  Bryant Atencia talks to us about his involvement with MOOC Camps in  the Philippines and provides us with great tips on how to create our own camps, no matter where we are in the world.   To learn more about the programs he is involved in or to contact Bryant for more information:  Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Laguna Camp 2 - https://www.facebook.com/educoom American Language and Culture Course (PPLC) - https://www.facebook.com/PPLCFEZ Bryant's podcast "INSPIRING E-DUCATORS - https://anchor.fm/inspiringeducators Bryant's  interview with Voice of America (VOA) - https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/teaching-social-emotional-skills-critical-in-pandemic/5571420.html Bryant's interview with a fellow MOOC Facilitator about MOOCing - https://ezinearticles.com/?MOOC:-Get-Hooked-With-MOOC-and-See-Big-Difference-With-Your-Learning-Journey&id=10149735 Clips of MOOCers during the CONTENT-BASED meet-ups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuGqOkfv9Rs & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noc6p6XtVME  If you wish to contact Bryant to be part of his PODCAST, message him through his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/big.daddy.dose or email him at atencia88@gmail.com   To find the RELO nearest to you: https://americanenglish.state.gov/support-near-you-regional-english-language-officer-relo  To find out more about TTELT go to https://www.ttelt.org/ Sign up for TTELT workshops at: https://forms.gle/jvHzvXyDD7hymHMR8  Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher!   Join our Facebook group: TTELT  Twitter: ttelt1  Instagram: t.telt  ttletinfo@gmail.com
26:31
October 22, 2020
3.0 Pronunciation Tips with Nicole Kaup
This week we get to learn pronunciation tips from Nicole Kaup, who is an accent coach based in Seattle, Washington.  Nicole and I met when I was the English Language Fellow Coordinator of Southern China and she was the ELF in Liyangyungang  In this episode, Nicole talks about the importance of supra-segmentals and provides us with great websites to help with our students’ pronunciation.   She has also volunteered to lead a workshop just for TTELT members on November 20, 2020 at 11pm GMT.   To become a member, sign up for TTELT Pilot Workshops: https://forms.gle/wdvySwSMnGmh2FfXA    Here are the apps for improving pronunciation she mentioned in the episode:  Blue Canoe (has a free version you can use indefinitely):   https://bluecanoe.onelink.me/Tb6l/d6a57ac7    Elsaspeak (free 7 day trial.  Use code “Nicole” at this link for a 20% discount on paid version):  https://elsaspeak.com/en-us/inf    To find out about Nicole’s upcoming free live webinars on pronunciation:  https://englishcoachnicole.com     She also has free video lessons you can use in your classroom on her    Youtube channel:    https://www.youtube.com/c/EnglishwithAccentCoachNicole     Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/EnglishCoachNicole/   LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolekaup     Online courses:  She has also created a special discount on her online Rhythm & Melody courses only available until Nov. 8, 2020.   Make sure to sign up for both parts:    https://nicole.sale/Udemy1   https://nicole.sale/Udemy2     Website:  https://englishcoachnicole.com  Youtube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/c/EnglishwithAccentCoachNicole  Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/EnglishCoachNicole/ LinkedIn:    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolekaup  Twitter:  https://twitter.com/nicolekaup  Pinterest:   https://www.pinterest.com/nwsoar/ To find out more about TTELT, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
34:46
October 15, 2020
2.0 Getting Started Tips: Study Buddies
This episode is about how I organize the first day of class with the main objective of students getting to know each other and comfortably choosing a Study Buddy that they will work with throughout the course We talk about • https://www.goosechase.com/ • Two Truths and a Lie • Four Corners • Study Buddy • 1 person in class that you know (or lives by you) • You will work with this person throughout the course • This person is responsible for telling you homework assignments if you are sick • The two of you can study together • Work on class projects together • Go to activities together To learn more about TTELT please go to • https://www.ttelt.org/ •  GoFundMe • https://www.gofundme.com/ttelt-teaching-tips-for-english-language-teachers
28:44
October 8, 2020
1.0 Tech Tips: Quick and Easy Kahoots
This is the first official episode and focuses on how to use Kahoot.com in your classroom.  We talk about different ways to play, edit, and create Kahoots with your students.   Don't forget to try a Kahoot yourself: Kahoot Challenge: https://kahoot.it/challenge/09614733?challenge-id=d2d062cd-7156-475b-90c4-092621a9477e_1601349758141 This podcast is an overview of how to use Kahoots with your students. Because you can’t see the Kahoot in this podcast, I recommend that you watch TTELT YouTube video for more detailed Teaching Tips on how to use Kahoots in your classroom: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSmya5U613Xv5Hafb4EbAw Or enroll in the TTELT workshop for more hands-on training: https://forms.gle/EpgaNrv4Uj8iauKh6 Go to Kahoot.com to get your free account and enjoy playing Kahoots with your students. I am Dr. Gena Rhoades. I've taught English in the US, Japan, France, Morocco, Laos, China, and now Australia. I created TTELT because we need ongoing professional development so that we can continue to grow as professionals, and I hope that these podcasts will help. If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
13:26
October 1, 2020
0.75 What is Student Engagement?
This is the last of our pre-launch bonus episodes.  We are very excited about the official launch next Thursday at 11am GMT! In this episode, I talk about the importance of student engagement and my motivation to learn more after hearing Dornyei speak at the TESOL Convention in 2018.  I also encourage you to check out his new book "Engaging students in contemporary classrooms" which was released this year. This episode also includes a few Teaching Tip Teasers to get you ready for Episode 1. Remember, if you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com. Please go to https://www.ttelt.org/  to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
09:22
September 24, 2020
0.5 Why we need TTELT
This episode is about why English Language Teachers need TTELT and why ongoing teacher training is so important to maintaining quality teaching around the world.   Through TTELT teachers can benefit from having a network of teachers to work with as they try implementing the ideas they get from the podcast, YouTube channel, and workshops.  However, all of these things need funding in order to be sustainable.   This is why we urge you to go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt  if you are able to support English language teachers on their journeys to becoming more engaging teachers.   Find us at https://www.ttelt.org/  Voicemail: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message  Facebook group: TTELT  Twitter: ttelt1  Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
09:28
September 17, 2020
0.0 Welcome to TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers
TTELT is a podcast for English language teachers who never seem to find the time for the professional development we want and need.  Many episodes will be quick tips that we can implement in our classes this week, discussions of journal articles and blogs in our field, and interviews with prominent, and not so prominent, teachers who have tips they'd like to share. I am Dr. Gena Rhoades. I've taught English in the US, Japan, France, Morocco, Laos, China, and now Australia.  I created TTELT because we need ongoing professional development so that we can continue to grow as professionals, and I hope that these podcasts will help. If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message  or send us an email at tteltinfo@gmail.com. Please go to https://www.ttelt.org/ for more information and https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to support our English Language Teachers! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
05:32
September 10, 2020