November 28 #LINCchat Summary: Research and Innovation in ELT

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How important is it for educators to keep up with current research in ELT? How relevant is ELT research in your own practice? What are some innovations in ELT that have changed/impacted your teaching practice? Have you engaged in action research? What helps and hinders you from incorporating current research and innovation into your classroom practice? How can we know if research is robust and has practical classroom applications?   

In this new format, the questions for this #LINCchat were kindly provided by #LINCchat enthusiasts on @Padlet. Thank-you to the educators who found time during the busy month of November to share their thoughts during this #LINCchat and those who added their thoughts after the chat: @PSCCESOL, @linguaLINC, @literacycaf, @JenArtan, and @thespreadingoak.   

Thank-you also to moderators, Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL) and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories) for facilitating the discussion and keeping us on track.  

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink 

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.       

New to #LINCchat?   

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Our next #LINCchat will be on a special day. Please join us on Monday, December 11th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST to share your ideas on self-care. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.   


Jen Bio PicJennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 

Twitter: @jennifermchow

November 14 #LINCchat Summary: Building an Inclusive Community with Language Learners

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In her TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, expresses her thoughts on “The Danger of a Single Story”: 

I’ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person. The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar. 

During the November 14 #LINCchat, Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor) and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories) facilitated an important discussion about including multiple voices and stories to develop inclusive communities.  

Thank-you to the educators who shared their perspectives on inclusive education in ELT: @PSCCESOL, @thespreadingoak, @vislief, @StanzaSL, @gabyG_jolie, @jennifermchow, @seburnt, @JoyOFESL, @ambartosik, @ESLlibrary 

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink 

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.      

New to #LINCchat?   

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Our next #LINCchat will be on Tuesday, November 28th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.   


Jen Bio PicJennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 

Twitter: @jennifermchow

October 24 #LINCchat Summary: Task-based Language Teaching and Skills Development

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One of the “tasks” of participating in a #LINCchat is following the conversations that participants have on a #CdnELT topic and joining in when you feel comfortable. As it turned out, this might have been more difficult than usual as the topic of the chat, Task-based Language Teaching or TBLT, inspired fast-paced discussions about its challenges and benefits as well as the generous sharing of ideas and resources.  

Thank-you to moderators, Augusta Avram (@LINCInstructor filling in for @StanzaSL), and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories filling in for @nathanghall) for facilitating the discussion and keeping us on track.  

Thank-you also to the passionate educators who shared their perspectives during the last #LINCchat on Oct. 24th: @thespreadingoak, @DawnTorvik, @JoyOfESL, @YuliyaESL, @gabyG_jolie, @vislief, @KraseNetzel, @CameronJMoser, @Corrie0330, @ElleninSaigon, ‏ @danalbergman, @linguaLINC, and @ambartosik. It was great to see new and seasoned #LINCchatters take part in the discussion. If this only whet your appetite for more, follow @TBLT_chat on Twitter. 

Please find a summary of this chat below. To read it, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink 

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.      

New to #LINCchat?   

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Our next #LINCchat will be on Tuesday, November 14th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.   


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Jennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 

Twitter: @jennifermchow

October 10 #LINCchat Summary: Back-up Plans for Class

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Have you ever prepared the “perfect” lesson plan only to find out that the photocopier is jammed, or the Internet is down? Do you have a plan B, C, D or E? How well are you prepared for the unexpected to happen in class?  

When things are not going smoothly, how do you decide when it’s time to go to plan B? Do you adjust your plan, or do you abandon your original plan? These are a few of the questions we discussed with a small but passionate group of educators during the last #LINCchat on Oct. 10: @JoyOfESL, @danalbergman, @seburnt, @JenArtan , @jennifermchow and @LearnanaBodnar.

Thank-you to moderators, Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories filling in for @nathanghall) for facilitating the conversation.

To read the summary, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink.

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.      

New to #LINCchat?   

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Our next #LINCchat will be on Tuesday, October 24th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.   


Jen Bio PicJennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 

Twitter: @jennifermchow

September 26 #LINCchat Summary: Learner-Generated Content

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With the new term underway, it was a good time to think about engaging our students in the learning process by not only inviting them to share their ideas and interests but also by infusing their lives into the curriculum. Thank-you to moderators, Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories filling in for @nathanghall) for facilitating the conversation.

Thank-you to @LearnanaBodnar, @jennifermchow, @LINCInstructor, @capontedehanna, @MitziTerzo, @JoyOfESL, @gabyG_jolie, @shafaqmkhan, and @JenArtan for taking the time to share their thoughts on learner-generated content.

To read the summary, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink.

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion HERE.

New to #LINCchat?

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Our next #LINCchat will be on Tuesday, October 10th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.


Jen Bio PicJennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 

Twitter: @jennifermchow

September 12th #LINCchat summary: Building Community in the Classroom

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The first #LINCchat of the new school year was a fantastic way to get ideas to build community as we start our new classes.  Thank-you to moderators, Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL), and Bonnie Jean Nicholas (@EALstories filling in for @nathanghall) for facilitating the conversation.  

It was so much fun chatting with new and old #LINCchatters: @AidaAganagic, @michellekkotko, @LearnanaBodnar, @a1zzhang, @seburnt, @JenArtan, @shafaqmkhan, @danalbergman, @LINCInstructor, @thespreadingoak, @DawnTorvik, @gabyG_jolie, @Agnes_Kucharska, @ambartosik, and @CameronJMoser.  We were so happy that @nathanghall dropped in to say “hello” near the end of the chat after his class ended.  

To read the summary, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics (Important Values in your Classroom Community, Goals for Creating Community in your Classroom, Strategies to Building Community in your Classroom, and Students who Struggle with Community in the Classroom) in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink.

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion here.     

New to #LINCchat?  

If you have never participated in #LINCchat before, go to www.lincchat.ca for more information. #LINCchats occur every other Tuesday, with the occasional Friday.  If you have any ideas for topics or have comments about #LINCchat, please send @StanzaSL or @EALstories a tweet or post a message on Tutela. Our next #LINCchat will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 6-7 p.m. PST or 9-10 p.m. EST. Please let others know about #LINCchat. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag between chats to share thoughts and links with others.  


Jen Bio PicJennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 
 
Twitter: @jennifermchow

June 27th #LINCchat Summary: Digital Citizenship

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In the last #LINCchat before summer break, co-moderators, @StanzaSL and @EALStories (stepping in for @nathanghall) facilitated a discussion on “Digital Citizenship”. Thank-you @JoyOfESL (Kelly) @JenArtan (Jen), @gabyG_jolie (Gaby), @DawnTorvik (Dawn), @claireshegoes (Claire), @ShawnaWiKo (Shawna), @cintiabcosta (Cintia), @AidaAganagic (Aida) and @milka_stupar (Milka) for joining us for an hour of PD.

To read the summary, hover over the Twitter bird next to the subtopics in the image below. The interactive image was made with Canva and ThingLink.

 

To read all the tweets on this topic, follow the complete discussion here.

#LINCchat  will take a break in July and August. Look for its return in September. Feel free to use the #LINCchat hashtag during the summer to share thoughts and links with others. Have a great summer and see you in September!


Jen Bio Pic Jennifer has been teaching in the LINC Program for more than 10 years. She loves using Twitter to stay connected as a mother, an educator and an active citizen. 
 
Twitter: @jennifermchow