Category #CdnELTChat

#CdnELTchat: What should we leave behind in #ELT?

#CdnELTchat Summary for January 26, 2021 By Bonnie Nicholas Whether we were ready or not, since last spring COVID-19 has forced almost all of us to become online teachers. For many of us working in ELT, the move to online teaching was a giant leap out of our comfort zone. As the pandemic enters its […]

#CdnELTchat: Intersectionality in ELT

#CdnELTchat summary for December 8, 2020 By Bonnie Nicholas #CdnELTchat chose intersectionality in ELT as our final topic for this tumultuous year, a fitting topic since the pandemic and the resulting shift to remote learning has highlighted many of the inequities that have always been present in ELT. Jennifer Chow (@jennifermchow) was joined by guest […]

#CdnELTChat: Time-Saving Tips

#CdnELTchat summary for November 10, 2020 by Jennifer Chow How do we complete everything we need to do at work AND find time to practice self-care? It has always been a juggling act for educators to find enough time to do all their work, meet the demands of their personal lives and take care of […]

#CdnELTChat Summary: Supporting the Continuation of Learning and Teaching during COVID-19

#CdnELTchat summary for September 29, 2020 by Jennifer Chow For many of us, we are in our second term of remote learning. What are the successes and unique challenges #ELT instructors have had? How can we create and maintain a sense of community with our colleagues and students during this time? What kind of support […]

#CdnELTChat Summary: Welcome Back

#CdnELTchat summary for September 15, 2020 By Bonnie Nicholas The #CdnELTchat community returned from our summer hiatus with a Welcome back! informal chat.  These are the questions that guided our conversation during the hour-long chat: Q1: What did you do in the summer to recharge? Q2: What have you learned from the COVID pivot in […]

#CdnELTChatSummary: eLearning Essentials

#CdnELTchat summary for May 12, 2020 By Bonnie Nicholas. The #CdnELTchat community was happy to welcome Linda Manimtim, MEd (TESL) as our guest moderator for our chat on eLearning Essentials: Using Instructional Design Principles for Online Language Training. Linda (@lindamanimtim) is based in Winnipeg and is an Instructional Designer at Red River College in Winnipeg […]

#CdnELTchat Summary: Ways to Bring Aboriginal Perspectives into the Classroom

#CdnELTchat summary for February 11, 2020. By Bonnie Nicholas Ways to bring Aboriginal Perspectives into the Classroom On February 11, #CdnELTchat community gathered on Twitter to talk about Ways to bring Aboriginal Perspectives into the Classroom. Sharon Jarvis (@romans1v17) was the guest moderator and shared her perspective as a Metis educator. In her words: “Sharon […]

#CdnELTchat Summary: Authentic Listening Materials

Summary for Jan. 28, 2020 #CdnELTchat: Authentic Listening Materials Happy 75th to #CdnELTchat! When Nathan Hall (@nathanghall) and Svetlana Lupasco (@StanzaSL) started #CdnELTchat (also known as #LINCchat) in 2015, I taught evenings as a LINC instructor, and I had been feeling a bit isolated at the time. #CdnELTchat gave me a chance to connect with […]

#CdnELTchat Summary: Language Matters: Inclusivity in Language Choices

Summary for Jan. 14, 2020 #CdnELTchat Language Matters: Inclusivity in Language Choices By Bonnie Nicholas While I was starting to work on this summary, this quote by Maya Angelou popped up in my Twitter feed: Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. These words effectively sum up […]

#CdnELTchat: Out & about: LGBTQIA2+ learners & teachers

#CdnELTchat Summary for November 19, 2019 Out & about: LGBTQIA2+ learners & teachers Bonnie Nicholas The #CdnELTchat team hosted a fast-paced chat on November 19; the topic was Out & about: LGBTQIA2+ learners & teachers. We were thrilled to welcome Tyson Seburn (@seburnt) as our guest moderator for this chat, and we thank him for […]