In the Classroom with Benjamin L. Stewart

Making teaching and learning more transparent.

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How can a teacher decide whether to break down the input into step-by-step activities or start by challenging students by asking them to perform a task where input proficiency is required? (Bottom up, top down, task based, structural content based)

 

  • Task-based supplementation: Achieving high school textbook goals through form focused interaction: Conclusions: “Results” have historically been defined and measured by “objective” language tests - standardized tests.  However, focusing strictly on form (not meaning, use, discourse, culture, etc.) ignores the fact that we have no true way of knowing exactly what a learner does specifically that leads to language acquisition. Also, a learners’ internal grammar goes up and down… down in the case when internalizing new content.

 

    • Conclusions: Task-based learning extremely effective when attending the personal, affective, and social development of the learner.
    • Instructional-learning episodes: reproductive (less complex)-productive (more complex), knowledge-skill, metacognition-cognition, far (new context)-near (similar context) transfer
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Oct 13th, 2018 by bnleez at 7:22 am

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In the Classroom: Why In the Classroom?

In many ways, episode #25 is the “first” in the informal reflective discussions I have planned for this channel related to curriculum, assessment, instruction, and educational technologies.  My intention of this channel is to provide the means for me to share with the public my interests and perspectives around what I read (theory, research, internet, etc.) and my own teaching practice.  My hope is that others will voice additional perspectives on similar topics by addressing through line questions related to each episode.

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In this episode we discuss instructional-learning episodes (task-based learning) by way of example.

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In this episode we discuss different models of teacher reflection.

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In this episode we discuss teachers as reflective practitioners.

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In this episode we discuss establishing flow in the classroom.

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Oct 9th, 2018 by bnleez at 11:25 am

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In this episode we discuss Google Classroom and WhatsApp in the classroom.

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In this episode we discuss starting the new school year.

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In this episode we interview author/teacher Tyson Seburn about his book, Academic Reading Circles.

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In this episode we discuss WhatsApp in the classroom.

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