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Aug 30, 2011
Erika Podlovics commented on Erika Podlovics's blog post A lesson from PBL
"That's great! I love the sharing and critiquing.     I love that they are creating their own content, their own patterns and using that actively in class! "
May 25, 2011
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May 24, 2011
Erika Podlovics commented on John Barell's blog post Students' Asking Good Questions
"My favorite course in university was a prof who was trying to bring PBL and Inquiry Based learning in to the economics department at U Waterloo, and the whole course was an inquiry based writing course. If you guys are interested I could go through…"
May 1, 2011
Erika Podlovics added a discussion to the group Resources for EFL teachers
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Using Debates in the ESL classroom

Just wanted to move the conversation aside so that if anyone else wanted to contribute any resources or comments on using debates to get students talking, researching, exploring, and passionate about the content in the ESL classroom.
May 1, 2011
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May 1, 2011
Erika Podlovics commented on John Barell's blog post Students' Asking Good Questions
"I think this is great - and at a grade 3 level! There is research to support starting inquiry based or problem/project based learning from an early age as its benefits are clear to see to anyone who uses it. These days I feel like a lot of youth…"
May 1, 2011
Erika Podlovics commented on Mark Waghorne's group Resources for EFL teachers
"Hey Mark,    Thanks, I'm gonna start a discussion on this so that the conversation can continue and others can add :)   erika"
Apr 28, 2011
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"Thanks for the friend add Jessica!"
Apr 27, 2011
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"Thanks for the friend add Mark!"
Apr 27, 2011
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Apr 27, 2011
Erika Podlovics posted a blog post

A lesson from PBL

Those who have ever attempted to create a Problem Based Learning (PBL) lesson know how difficult it is to come up with a complex, multi-staged problem that directs the students toward learning the subject matter (objective), without explicitly stating it. Have you tried it out?Without directions, most students get lost. I remember being in university classes at the end of the term and someone would always raise their hand in class and ask “When is the exam? Where? What’s on it?” and so on. All…See More
Apr 26, 2011
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Language Learners

Welcome, Bienvenidos, Bienvenue, Benvenuto, Salve, Willkommen...Educators of Languages for Grades K-12.
Apr 26, 2011
Erika Podlovics posted a blog post

Patient Problem Solvers – Ted Talk with Dan Meyers

Let’s face it – not everything that students need to learn in school is easy for them. But wait. If this is knowledge and skills what we want our students to learn, remember, and use in the future (the reason for universal K-12 education right?) then shouldn’t we be teaching them in a way that is intuitive, useful, and easy to remember and use. Man Meyers has a great video on Ted Talks called …See More
Apr 25, 2011
Erika Podlovics commented on Timothy Patrick Monreal's blog post Don't call me a good teacher, call me a good learner
"Incredible! It sounds like you have really inspired your kids. I also think that PBL is a really powerful way to teach and that more teachers should make use of it at earlier ages. It sounds like your students appreciate the learning opportunity to…"
Apr 25, 2011

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A lesson from PBL

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 8:55pm 1 Comment

Those who have ever attempted to create a Problem Based Learning (PBL) lesson know how difficult it is to come up with a complex, multi-staged problem that directs the students toward learning the subject matter (objective), without explicitly stating it. Have you tried it out?



Without directions, most students get lost. I remember being in university classes at the end of the term and someone would always raise their hand in class and ask “When is the exam? Where? What’s on it?” and… Continue

Patient Problem Solvers – Ted Talk with Dan Meyers

Posted on April 25, 2011 at 8:05pm 0 Comments

Let’s face it – not everything that students need to learn in school is easy for them. But wait. If this is knowledge and skills what we want our students to learn, remember, and use in the future (the reason for universal K-12 education right?) then shouldn’t we be teaching them in a way that is intuitive, useful, and easy to remember and use. 

Man Meyers has a great video on Ted Talks called …

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Found in Language – Lost in Translation

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 7:15pm 0 Comments

 

We know that our culture affects our language, even down to tiny regional differences in local customs and phrases. But does language affect our culture? Does it constrict our ability to express ourselves or define our means to? Does it shape our thoughts and create a mould for our personalities?

 

One of my favorite articles put out by the Wall Street Journal – Life and Culture is called …

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Game Mechanics and Teaching

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

I recently watched a video by social architect Amy Jo Kim who has worked with EA games, Ebay, Disney and Yahoo to name a few. She gave a Google talk relating to games and social media. I’ve recently been interested in bringing together game elements and teaching and have played around with it with my students. Having failed miserably at first, and then somehow succeeded a few times, it is definitely not easy to design a good lesson plan, or even series of lesson plans around game…

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