Learning2gether from Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way

Learning2gether Episode 269

On Sun Apr 19 at 1400 GMT Learning2gether met with Ayat Tawel to find out how she applies the Silent Way in teaching languages

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2014apr19ayat-64k.mp3?

What? Ayat Tawel will be talking with our community about her experimental practice with the silent way. For more information about what she will be talking about see Ayat’s blog post at: http://ayat-pdiary.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-silent-way.html

Ayat did an exemplary job for us, not only in preparing a remarkable presentation which wowed even three of us who had seen Caleb Categno demonstrate the silent way in person before his death in 1988, but also in using all available means to connect with us. It took her ten minutes to finally get a stable connection with us via her mobile phone, but she succeeded. After that, we could see how her dedication to the technique, as indicated by the amount of thought and practice she puts into playing with the rods for example, contributed to her success with the silent way. – Vance Here is what Maria Bossa said about Ayat’s presentation: http://mariabossa.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/the-silent-way.html 2015-04-21_0340reflection

Links shared during the presentation

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recording

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Twitter follow-up

There was some interesting Twitter follow-up on this topic. Fanny Passeport (Silent Way Teacher, Google Certified Teacher and Educator, and Bharatnathyam Dancer https://twitter.com/fanny73779583) picked up on a remark I had made during the conversation that there should be a Cuisenaire rods app (a physical box of rods costs upwards of $70). I replied that I was just imagining, not aware that any such app in fact existed,

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Simon Gregg (primary teacher, ICT coordinator in Toulouse) chimed in with a link to a Cuisenaire rod environment online – check it out: http://nrich.maths.org/4348

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Note, does not run on iPad due to the use of Flash in the web URL

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Announcements

Earlier this week

Learning2gether with Second Life MOOC and IATEFL Manchester

https://learning2gether.net/2015/04/12/learning2gether-with-second-life-mooc-and-iatefl-manchester/

Thu April 16 1800 GMT Developing a Research Plan

Class Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 Class Time: 10:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat) Class Duration: 60 minutes View complete information

Thu Apr 16 1800 GMT Thomas Strasser, Readers, and Digital Technology

Click on the link below to display the “post-paratory” mail relating to last night’s superb meeting.

Invitation to free webinar with Thomas Strasser: “Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology”

  • Extensive reading as a means to improve all language skills and fluency
  • increasing students’ motivation and confidence
  • changing their attitudes to learning another language
  • the many benefits of extensive reading for pleasure (e.g. with graded readers)
  • practical, fun ideas and classroom activities to help you make extensive reading an integral part of every language-learning programme
  • the importance and benefits of incorporating the latest technology in the reading lesson
  • various Web 2.0-tools which make working with readers a lot easier and more fun for you and for your students

Presenter: Mag. Dr. Thomas Strasser  – Vienna School of Teacher Education Host: Tilly Harrison – University of Warwick Upcoming events in this seminar series Thu May 7 1800 GMT Joe Dale – Planning a virtual field trip to New Orleans

Thu May 4 1800 GMT Sandrine Pac-Kenny – Using apps for better oral proficiency

Mon 18 May 1800 GMT Rita Zeinstejer on Fostering Oral Fluency with Free Webtools

Mon 21 May 1800 GMT Tilly Harrison on A survey of classroom polling options

Thu June 4 1800 GMT Jo Gakonga on Vocabulary tools in a digital world

Mon Jun 22 1800 GMT Russell Stannard on Tools that Flip, Blend and Create Distance Learning Content

E4.111-1245: The Secrets of using Camtasia

Mon 23 Nov 1800 GMT Henry Rademacher From Newbie to Near-Pro: Making the most of Moodle’s tools in a listening course

See also the complete webinar schedule with conferences in German, French or Spanish

Sat Apr 19 IATEFL Webinar with Rebecca Oxford

http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

One thought on “Learning2gether from Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way

  1. Pingback: Learning2gether backchannel on Jim Buckingham’s SQU talk on PD opportunities via TAEdTech-SIG | Learning2gether

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