Benjamin L. Stewart

Benjamin L. Stewart

Making teaching and learning more transparent through pedagogical dialogue. (Image attribution: https://wordpress.org/openverse/image/14f9880a-805e-4234-b8db-38d0fff1f859)

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May 24, 2022 50 min
Hello all! I hope you all are well and coming along with your essay. Today, May 21, 2022, I want to leave notes to those who have created text in their shared Word document in Teams. Our classes will resume on May 27, 2022 (I return to the office on May 26, 2022), a couple of days later than originally planned. I understand for some (perhaps not all 🙂), that my absence may have caused some unexpected stress. I am going to m...
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    This is an extension of a recent blog post, A SCHOOL Framework for Making Learning More Inclusive and Equitable.

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    Link: Tea for Teaching | Pandemic Teaching: Week 109 on Podbean, check it out! Podpage Affiliate link: Source Podcast: Tea for Teaching, episode 235 (week 109) URL: https://teaforteaching.com/ Point of discussion: Asynchronous and face-to-face instruction are basically equivalent" (26:33).   Intro In episode 130, Learning Modalities in the English Language Learning Classroom...   Announcements
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    The English-Language Instructor Finding Flow from Benjamin L. Stewart, PhD Audio Gear & Attribution Microphone: Shure SM7B; Yamaha AG03 Mixing Console; Screen recorder/streaming software: OBS; Video/audio editor and normalization (14 LUFS): Kdenlive; Music attribution - https://youtu.be/mfN6mzrkxws; Website - https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/
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    Course Information

    ​Course name: Writing Workshop Course link: Canvas Commons Course date: January 24, 2022 - June 3, 2022 (16 weeks) Semester: 4th semester, bachelor's degree in English language teaching

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    The thesis statement is the "bridge" between a problem statement and skeleton (essay) outline:

  • Problem statement
  • Indirect question (condition) from the problem statement
  • Direct question (from the indirect question ab...
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    An argumentative essay is an academic text that requires research (from peer-reviewed journal articles) to argue for or against a particular point of view. An argumentative essay contains an initial claim (or initial argument), and counterclaim (or a counterargument or response), and a rebuttal (or reply or comment). An argument is only as good as its counterargument; that is, a good argument requires evidence that supports both th...

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    Summarizing how to narrow down a topic

    (Booth, Colomb, & Williams, 2008)

    Reflect on your topic-to-question statement:

  • Topic: I wish to learn more about...
  • Indirect question: because I want to find out what/why/how etc....
  • Significance: (Reflect on the reader's point of view.): in order to...
  • First, distinguish between a practical problem and a research problem...

  • Practical problem: Students are afraid to speak in class.
  • Resear...
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    In this episode, I provide an overview of my website, blog, podcast, newsletter, and online courseware. Video: https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/blog/bls_101-overview-of-online-spaces-used-to-make-teaching-and-learning-more-transparent#/

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    In this episode, I share a recent conversation I had with a learner regarding narrowing down a topic for a five-paragraph essay. The learner granted me permission to share our conversation publicly.

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    In this episode I provide group feedback to English language learners from a recent speaking practice exercise: pronunciation and vocabulary, showing enthusiasm, and approaches to answering philosophical questions.

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    Weekly podcasts will continue as we've done the past semester with a few changes (in bold):

  • Update the Excel file in your respective classes in Teams to reflect where your podcast episodes (audio or video files) will reside.
  • Each week, you have from Wednesday to Sunday (midnight) to complete your podcast episode assignment in Canvas.
  • To receive credit for completing the assignment, you must submit the URL to the podcast episode ...
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    **Audio Gear** - Microphone: Shure SM7B; Microphone pre-amp processor: dbx 286s; Audio interface/recorder: Zoom Podtrak4; Screen recorder/streaming software: OBS; Video/audio editor and normalization (14 LUFS): Kdenlive; Music attribution - Joystock @ https://www.joystock.org/; https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/; @bnleez (Twitter)

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    In this episode, I provide a brief overview of how podcasting will be used in the classes I'm scheduled to teach this spring semester 2022.

    **Audio Gear** - Microphone: Shure SM7B; Microphone pre-amp processor: dbx 286s; Audio interface/recorder: Zoom Podtrak4; Screen recorder/streaming software: OBS; Video/audio editor and normalization (14 LUFS): Kdenlive; Music attribution - Joystock @ https://www.joystock.org/; https://...

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    In this episode, I discuss leveraging this podcast with other public online spaces.

    Newsletter: https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/

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    In this epísode, I discuss the reason I podcast.

    Newsletter: https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/

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    December 12, 2021 14 min

    In this episode, I discuss a few considerations when writing a thesis paper and more specifically when developing a literature review. https://benjaminlstewart.org/TOEFL-English-Practice-Course-3e8ca9a7b17847d89a65722bad54b259

    **Audio Gear** - Microphone: Shure SM7B; Microphone pre-amp processor: dbx 286s; Audio interface/recorder: Zoom Podtrak4; Screen recorder/streaming software: OBS; Video/audio editor and normalization (14 lug...

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    December 10, 2021 6 min

    Getting back to podcasting. If you are in the area, I encourage you to attend the MEXTESOL regional conference, Jan. 15, 2022. I also discuss a TOEFL course I'll be giving next week. https://www.facebook.com/mextesolaguascalienteschapter https://benjaminlstewart.org/TOEFL-English-Practice-Course-3e8ca9a7b17847d89a65722bad54b259

    Newsletter: https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/

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    September 19, 2021 9 min

    In this episode, I discuss an error code list used to provide feedback to writers developing an academic text.

    Newsletter: https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/

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    In this episode, I explain how to develop an introduction and conclusion paragraph when writing a five-paragraph (academic) essay.

    Newsletter: https://www.benjaminlstewart.net/

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    In this episode, I discuss paragraph development using the acronym, M.E.A.L. (plan). Page: https://benjaminlstewart.org/M-E-A-L-Plan-f29fd645d5e04fca871ecd3e2c67087f  Attribution: Intro/Outro music: Benjamin Tissot (also known as Bensound) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-l-stewart/message

     

     

    Paragraph Types in Academic Writing

    When writing a thesis paper, there are three different types of paragraphs to con...

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