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Insights into Remote Teaching of English Learners (ELs)

I’ve been listening to English language educators this fall as they share how they are reaching their students in what are likely the most challenging educational circumstances they have ever faced. In a series of webinars we called “Teacher Talks: What’s Working with ELs in Remote Learning,” I’ve heard both disheartening and uplifting stories.  We…

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Customizable Podcast Lessons Support Busy and Novice Teachers

Today’s guest blog is written by English Runyan. She has taught ELA at the secondary level in the Fort Worth, TX area and is pursuing an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about developing curriculum that infuses culturally conscious and responsive teaching with rigorous academic subject matter.  Having previously taught high…

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Teaching Authentic Academic Language Remotely

Guest post by Robbi Holdreith, a middle school ELL teacher and coordinator at Sojourner Truth Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota As I began to plan lessons for the new school year, I knew that Listenwise would be a part of my coursework for grades 5-8. For me, one of the top benefits of the Listenwise platform…

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Podcast Lessons for Learning Pods & Homeschooling Parents

Never before have there been so many different learning environments for K-12 kids. If you are now in a pandemic pod or a homeschooling situation, Listenwise’s podcast lessons support your children’s learning in any setting, including outside a regular K-12 classroom. Whatever your curriculum, you can find engaging stories to help you teach listening and…

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Listenwise for In-Person and At-Home Learners

Guest blog by Alexis Bryant, Fifth and Sixth Grade Literacy Teacher, Language Arts Department Chair, at The Avery Coonley School in Illinois. Alexis joined The Avery Coonley School as a Literacy teacher in 2013. Ms. Bryant has worked in education for the last twenty years, with the majority of the time spent as a middle…

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Monitoring Progress at a Distance on Listenwise

It’s harder to monitor student progress when you are not with them for most of their work time. Many teachers used Listenwise during class time when they could walk around the classroom, see who needed help, answer questions, or provide support where needed. Now it’s much harder to see the struggle, confusion, or disengagement in…

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Using Podcasts for Student-Directed Learning

During remote learning this spring, students were often expected to do a lot more self-directed learning than before. At the same time teachers were in need of engaging content more than ever, because a disengaged student who’s expected to work independently is probably not doing much learning at all!   As many educators are refining their…

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New Listenwise Features for Remote Learning in 2020-21

As teachers moved into remote instruction this past spring, the Listenwise platform became a more important part of their instructional toolbox than ever. We updated Listenwise to reflect the new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We have a lot of great new Listenwise features to give educators more insight into their remote/hybrid learning…

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Listening Comprehension Matters

Join Listenwise today to access podcast lessons from the best non-fiction storytellers and the largest library of listening comprehension quizzes for the classroom.

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From how to teach vocabulary and analyze a story, discover how to use Listenwise stories to meet your instructional goals, whatever they may be. Check out our curriculum connection content to help align with the content you are teaching -
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Listenwise3 months ago
Here's a great remote learning tip from Julie Waugh, on teaching listening. Listenwise is meaningful, high-quality lesson content that all students can benefit from!
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Remote Learning Tip #5: Purposeful Listening
Julie Waugh walks us through how she teaches purposeful listening with her upper level 8th grade English learners remotely in her 90 minute block classes. Ju...
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Listenwise3 months ago
We've updated Listenwise to reflect the new teaching needs for remote and hybrid learning. We heard requests for more flexibility in scheduling when students could access assignments, more clarity about when assignments were due, and a faster process for making written assignments....and more...
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Listenwise3 months ago
Listen to how educator Julie Waugh teaches listening via Zoom with her class in remote learning. She has her students listen twice before answering questions and enjoys giving her class the shared experience of listening to the audio podcast altogether- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1DNGxZ4fg&list=PLXPBkl56174JRNYpLTBj06ErikT8l0ZBL&index=19&t=152s
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Teaching Listening On Zoom: Synchronous & Asynchronous Remote Learning Instruction
Julie Waugh teaches listening in a 90-minute block with both synchronous & asynchronous time. The first 45 minutes is synchronous time where they listen to L...
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Listenwise3 months ago
Quick start guide to using podcast lessons in remote teaching: http://ow.ly/tMRU50ClXRE
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Listen to hear how Beth, who is currently teaching fully remote, used the Listenwise story, "Michelle Obama on Becoming" to focus on vocabulary, listening, speaking, and writing skills with her students.
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