We Teach Languages Episode 99: Cult of Pedagogy with Jennifer Gonzalez

In ep 99, Rebecca Blouwolff interviews her favorite educational podcaster, Jennifer Gonzalez, creator of the Cult of Pedagogy blog. Rebecca and Jennifer talk about four specific blog posts/podcast episodes: To Learn, Students Need to DO Something, Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?, Retrieval Practice, How Accurate Are Your Grades? The episodes were crafted from the perspective of Jennifer, an ELA teacher, and during their conversation, Rebecca provides her perspective as a teacher of world language. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/04/12/ep-99-with-jennifer-gonzalez

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We Teach Languages Episode 98: OPI, the Proficiency Levels, and Expectations for Student Performance with Ellen Toubman and Ryan Rockaitis

In ep 98, Ellen Toubman and Ryan Rockaitis discuss the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and ACTFL proficiency guidelines. For teachers who want to know more about how to use the proficiency levels to design instruction that moves students along the proficiency path, this episode is full of big ideas and practical examples you can apply to your own classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/04/05/ep-98-with-ellen-toubman-ryan-rockaitis

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We Teach Languages Episode 97: Independence, Choice, Peace, and Montessori with Valerie Shull

In ep 97, Stacey interviews Valerie Shull about the early language program she leads at a Montessori school where she has taught Spanish for 18 years. Valerie talks about her approach and describes specific strategies that she uses to promote proficiency among her 4th-8th grade students.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/29/ep-97-with-valerie-shull

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We Teach Languages Episode 96: Language Learning through Digital Games with Jonathon Reinhardt

In ep 96, Meghan McGinley interviews Jonathon Reinhardt about the relationship between learning and games, specifically the practical and theoretical connection between language learning and digital games.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/22/ep-96-with-jonathon-reinhardt

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We Teach Languages Episode 95: Local Professional Organizations with Becky Peterson, Kelly Scheetz, and Luis Deocares

In ep 95, Stacey interviews Becky Peterson and Kelly Scheetz from TFLTA, Maris interviews Luis Deocares from GWATFL, and we revisit a few past guests as well. Learn more about how local professional organizations are providing affordable professional development, engaging in advocacy work, and shaping the ACTFL teacher of the year program.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/15/ep-95-with-becky-peterson-kelly-sheetz-and-luis-deocares

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We Teach Languages Episode 58 (rerun): Principles of Outstanding Language Teaching with Steve Smith

This week, we're replaying one of our favorite episodes from last summer, episode 58 with Steve Smith. In ep 58, Steve Smith discusses principles for language instruction that will help teachers navigate the complexity of the current post-methods era. Between book/blog writing, academic study, and classroom teaching, Steve is a perennial source of useful information for language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/07/ep-58-rerun-with-steve-smith

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We Teach Languages Episode 94: Transitioning to Proficiency, Spoken Latin, and Comprehensible Input Strategies with Stefanie Neal

Caroline Schlegel interviews Stefanie Neal about how she made the transition from a grammar-based syllabus to proficiency-oriented, spoken Latin. Stefanie share advice for teachers and some of her favorite comprehensible input strategies for the language classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/01/ep-94-with-stefanie-neal

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We Teach Languages Episode 93: Teaching for Proficiency with Kara Parker and Megan Smith

Rebecca Blouwolff interviews the Creative Language Class masterminds, Kara Parker and Megan Smith. Rebecca asks Kara and Megan about trends among teachers trying to move towards proficiency, about how to get a diverse department on the same page, and why you might want to get feedback on your teaching among other topics!

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/02/22/ep-93-with-kara-parker-and-megan-smith

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We Teach Languages Episode 92: Meta-Reflection, Assessment, and ePortfolios with Elena Mangione-Lora

Stacey interviews Elena Mangione-Lora from the University of Notre Dame about her work using meta-reflection and ePortfolios as a final assessment. Elena discusses why and how she made the transition to portfolio assessment. She also shares some of the scholarship she consulted and the data she collected during implementation. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/02/15/ep-92-with-elena-mangione-lora

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