TATL #36: Misconceptions about CLT Part 6 "Dealing With the Resistance"

Main Content: Emily and Roger talked about 5 situations that relate to students' resisting a teacher's lessons. Particularly, when the teacher is using communicative activities. Here they are briefly:

Teacher's Mistakes:

1. The teacher is doing too much at once. The students are overwhelmed with the completely unfamiliar activities and lessons.

2. The teacher's way of giving instructions is confusions. Students have a hard time following the activities and lessons. Also, the overarching goals have not been explained well. 

3. The content chosen by the teacher is either too hard, too easy or the actual subject matter is too objectionable to the students.

Student's Mistakes:

4. The students don't trust the teacher. This is true for most things. Trust is the foundation of any relationship.

5. The students just don't care. Sometimes the teacher can do a great job and turn a few of these non-caring students but sometimes nothing can be done at the time to change what a student feels about the class.  

What Are You Listening To? (W.A.Y.L.T.)

Emily: DJ Nubjelis

Link: https://youtu.be/jfFTT3iz740

What's In My Bag? (WIMB?):

Roger: Instant Coffee Packs

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Maxim-Mocha-Gold-Korean-Instant/dp/B003VCULUS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_wlp_ahtaM.HAMFBYD_lm?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3NZZBXFDVN87P&coliid=I23IY38L7Z03XH

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TATL #35: Misconceptions about CLT Part 5 "Correcting Errors Without Interrupting Fluency"

Main Content: Emily and Roger continue their 'continuation' of Error Correction in Communicative Language Teaching. This podcast focuses on the practical use of post it notes. One of the goals of CLT is not to interrupt the flow of language between participants. This helps develop fluency.

What's In My Bag? (WIMB?):

Emily: Sound Canceling Headphones. Blocks out all the noise or turn off the sound cancellation to still hear what's going on around you. Super comfortable. 

Link: https://www.bose.com/en_us/shop_all/headphones/headphones.html

Roger: Scissors. Yes...nice scissors that cut paper nicely.

Link: I bought them at this shop: mLovewell here's their URL http://www.mlovewell.com/shop

Tools to Live By URL http://www.toolstoliveby.com.tw/en/stationery/scissors-letter-opener/tools-to-liveby-scissors-6-5-black/

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TATL #32: Misconceptions about CLT Part 2

Main Content:

Roger and Emily continue to discuss about CLT and misconceptions that new teachers have about it, particularly the idea that only teachers who are skilled at leading lessons without preparation can use CLT. Emily shares about how she overcame her own problems with planning CLT lessons.

What on your movie list?

Emily: Rogue One (Why is Ip Man a Jedi Master?!), Arrival (Linguistic teacher's geek out moment!), Fantastic Beasts (My love for HP), and Sing (The Voice in animation??) 

Roger: Rogue One, A Dog's Purpose, Fantastic Beasts et. al., Arrival, Dr. Strange

TATL #31: Misconceptions about CLT Part 1

Main Content:

Roger and Emily discuss about what CLT is and the struggle that new teachers experience when they attempt to implement CLT into their classroom. 

What's In My Bag? (WIMB?):

Emily: Cellphone Camera

Roger: Sony Alpha 6000