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Podcast: Tea for Teaching, episode 235 (week 109)
Point of discussion: Asynchronous and face-to-face instruction are basically equivalent" (26:33).
In episode 130, Learning Modalities in the English Language Learning Classroom...
English Teaching Forum Interview (Regional English Language Office - RELO México and Central América facebook page) - Interview, April 25, 2022
Key Points Taking From Tea for Teaching (episode 235)
Less time for PD
Less time to interact
Less time to catch up on reading
Less time during the day
More time spent following the news and latest news report and war in Ukraine (teachers and students)
Less participation among teachers taking PD courses when compared to when teachers first entered the pandemic and learning new modalities was in higher demand.
Less time to prepare for classes
Mental health issues
Greater differences in the quality and quality of student work.
Students are still motivated to engage in class but perhaps less motivated to participate outside of class.
Lack of focus among students - is different than a lack of motivation.
Different expectations students have of the college experience.
Using the same instructional approach across different learning modalities.
Asynchronous and face-to-face instruction are basically equivalent" (26:33).
Providing learners structure
Teachers need to provide more direction, more instruction, and more support than in the past.
Recaps of lessons and what to do in subsequent classes
"I'm a changed teacher, I can't go back."
Hold office hours online.
Recording an educational podcast
Learning Outcomes: Linguistic & Thinking Domains
Reading, writing, listening, and speaking
Pronunciation and prosody (i.e., the rhythmic and intonational aspect of language)
Critical thinking: collaboration, cooperation, building consensus, decision-making, resolving cognitive conflict, problem setting, problem-solution, etc.
Types of Communication
Synchronous (live, in-the-moment interactions, whether offline or online)
Asynchronous (offline or online interactions that occur over time)
Offline (face-to-face or in-person interactions)
Online (online or remote interactions)
Philosophy & Theory
Types of communication, delivery, and philosophy and theory are decisions made by the individual teacher but within the learning community/culture of the institution, home, and local society. Context also is based on the resources available:
Essential Question Around Learning Modalities in the English Language Learning Classroom
How do philosophy and theory, delivery, and communication come together in such a way that learning outcomes are achievable?