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To Flip or Not to Flip: The Three Pillars of an Educative Experience

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost What is “flipped instruction”?When trying to understand what it means to flip instruction, I must admit, I’m left scratching my head. I get the need to shift from a teacher-led, lock-step, traditional approach to instruction, but there are so many moving parts when it comesContinue reading “To Flip or Not to Flip: The Three Pillars of an Educative Experience”

Newsletter Issue #1

Top Ten Links Coming Across my Socials… Language Log » Synchronicity ( Language Log » Equal representation in the halls of quackery ( How a Hybrid Education Could Shape the Future | World of Better Learning ( Interview with Kris Jagasia, CEO of Off2Class | EFL Magazine The Grammarphobia Blog: Ask, and it shall beContinue reading “Newsletter Issue #1”

Sections of a Thesis Manuscript

Thesis Manuscript Checklist As you begin the semester, copy-and-paste the checklist below to your personal page in . As you complete your thesis paper throughout the semester, 1) leave comments (notes) regarding questions or concerns about the section and then 2) check off each item as you complete it. [ ] Title page (Unit III)Continue reading “Sections of a Thesis Manuscript”

Flipped Learning

Closed vs. Open A slide I created for a talk presented back on May 25, 2018 at UPTC 2018. The talk was related to teaching practice in the English language learning classroom, using my own definition of flipped learning: Flipped learning is a framework in which interactive learning environments involve both synchronous and asynchronous communicationContinue reading “Flipped Learning”

How to Triangulate Data Sources

Summary In this episode, I discuss triangulation when doing qualitative research. Newsletter: How to Triangulate Data Sources – Benjamin L. Stewart (  — Send in a voice message: Adding Validity to Qualitative Studies For those who are taking Thesis Seminar, the topic today relates to triangulating your data sources. Triangulation applies to qualitative and mixed-method studies andContinue reading “How to Triangulate Data Sources”

Assessing Literature Reviews

Summary In this episode, I discuss three ways I assess literature reviews: comments posted to a Word document linking to pages in, Grammarly, and a (provisional) grade. Newsletter: Assessing Literature Reviews – Benjamin L. Stewart (  — Send in a voice message: For those taking Thesis Seminar, I have completed feedback for yourContinue reading “Assessing Literature Reviews”

Thesis Seminar: M.E.A.L. Plan (paragraph development)

Summary In this episode, I discuss paragraph development using the acronym, M.E.A.L. (plan). Paragraph Types When writing a thesis paper, there are three different types of paragraphs to consider: an Introductory Paragraph, a body paragraph, a Transitional Paragraph, and a conclusion paragraph. When writing a typical five-paragraph essay, the same types of paragraphs apply exceptContinue reading “Thesis Seminar: M.E.A.L. Plan (paragraph development)”