Category Archives: Podcast Episodes

54: Revisit Activities for Your Teacher Toolbox


This is the last episode in Summer Headspace series. I revisit episodes 25 and 36. These are the 2 Teacher Toolbox episodes where I give you low (and mostly no) prep activities for your language classroom.

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53: Revisit Textbooks and Online Translators


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 14 with Timothy Chávez, who talks about using textbooks in the language classroom and episode 23 with Bertha Delgadillo who speaks about online translators.

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52: Revisit Using Music & Doing Picture and Movie Talks


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 30 with Alison Weinhold,who talks about using music in the language classroom and episode  31 with Sarah Moghtader who speaks about doing movie and picture talks.

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51: Revisit Krashen’s Input Hypothesis & Teaching with CI


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 32 on Krashen’s Input Hypothesis and episode 13 on teaching with Comprehensible Input.

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50: Revisit Diversify Curriculum and Integrate Social Justice


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 27 on Diversifying the Language Curriculum and episode 33 on Integrating Can Do Statements and the Social Justice Standards.

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49: Revisit Competency-Based Grading & Rubrics


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 20 on Rubrics and episode 37 on Competency-Based Grading.

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48: Revisit Motivation and Student Choice


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 17 on motivation and episode 43 on student choice.

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47: Revisit Communication Modes and Proficiency Levels


In this episode of the Summer Headspace series I revisit episode 8 on communication modes and episode 12 on proficiency levels.

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46: What Will the Podcast Look Like This Summer?


In this episode I want to talk to you about what the podcast will look like over the summer. Like many of you, I will be on my summer break from school in the US.  I don’t want to go away from you for 6-8 weeks, but also understand that you need some time to recharge.

Over the summer I will publish a “Summer Headspace” episode every Monday.

What is Summer Headspace and how what will this look like:

  • Time to reflect without other pressing priorities and issues
  • Clear head
  • Opportunity to revisit themes and episodes with a fresh lens  
  • Maybe something has come up since you first listened
  • You catch something new
  • Finish an episode that you started
  • Listen to an episode for the first time

I will group 2 episodes by theme so that you can listen to them together. Summer Headspace episodes will be 5-7 minute recaps to pull the themes together and links to the episodes will be in the show notes.

There will be 8 Summer Headspace episodes and new regular season episodes will begin on August 22, 2022.

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45: Taking in all the Information


In this episode I talk about how you can take in and use the information that you hear on this podcast without feeling overwhelmed.  So far there have been 30 guests and 15 solo episodes and it can sometimes feel like a lot to digest.

I offer up some ideas to sift through and figure out what will be most useful to you personally and how you can actually do it when you likely have so much else to do.

Topics that I cover:

  • Decision Paralysis: too many choices to choose from
  • How can we choose what to focus on?
  • First, remember that we do not have to do it all and we teach in different situations (levels, languages, interest, demographics).
  • Second, remember that none of this happened in a day. Teachers are regularly working on their teaching effectiveness.
  • Third, think about what is discussed and suggested with this lens:
    • I can likely do this tomorrow.
    • This needs a little prep, so I’ll do it next week.
    • That will be effective in the _____ unit, so I’ll try it when that unit comes up.
    • The concept is a bit of a change in approach for me and I want to sit with it and learn a little more because it is more of a mindset shift for me, so next year I’ll prioritize trying it out.

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