19 episodes

Chalk.n.coffee is a podcast hosted by Jacqueline Mallais. The show features a variety of episodes, including practical teaching advice, lesson ideas, solutions to common ESL teaching challenges, and interviews with inspiring educators.

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Chalk.n.coffee is a podcast hosted by Jacqueline Mallais. The show features a variety of episodes, including practical teaching advice, lesson ideas, solutions to common ESL teaching challenges, and interviews with inspiring educators.

    018: Starting The Year Off Right with Cynthia Beyea & Christine Baida

    018: Starting The Year Off Right with Cynthia Beyea & Christine Baida

    It's time to get ready for the new school year. But where do you begin? Join Cynthia Beyea, Christine Baida and me as we discuss how to begin your year on the right foot.  You will hear all about the routines that will make your ESL classroom life not only more manageable but meaningful as well.  After having a listen, download the routine handbook so generously offered by our guests.  If you are a SPEAQ member, you can check out the video of last year's online workshop for Routines in the ESL classroom on the SPEAQ website. 

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    Email: jacqueline.mallais@ggl.csmb.qc.ca

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    Routines in ESL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T0IyxmOD6j_g0Eb65rcrik2yAKsWDEkMfa-uU-St9mU/copy?fbclid=IwAR0Z4wZiqE9okC5kFiofpiNNU8jjxojw6D8cDPNKJJxz-wNkfVc0FW2GAaI

    • 49 min
    017: Stories in the ESL classroom with Hélène Duguay

    017: Stories in the ESL classroom with Hélène Duguay

    Hélène Duguay joins us to discuss using picture books in the primary and secondary ESL classroom.  She discusses some of her favourite teacher books, book suggestions for the primary and secondary classroom, how to select stories, why to select stories and tips for setting up your own classroom library.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    016: Teaching Learning Strategies In The ESL Classroom with Christine Baida

    016: Teaching Learning Strategies In The ESL Classroom with Christine Baida

    Christine Baida joins us today to discuss learning strategies. More specifically, she talks about strategies that will help our students become more effective and confident readers in ESL. Explicitly teaching our students what strategies are and how and when to use them is essential. Christine helps us break down that whole process. This is the final episode in our series of 3.

    To access tools mentioned, head over to our website tab for teachers and check them and other free materials out!

    Mark It Up Book Mark

    Mark It Up Explicit Lesson

    Mark It Up Model

    Mark It Up Poster

    Before, During and After Reading Strategies

    Lesson Prior Knowledge

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    Email: jacqueline.mallais@ggl.csmb.qc.ca

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    015: Teaching Learning Strategies In The ESL Classroom with Liz Alloul

    015: Teaching Learning Strategies In The ESL Classroom with Liz Alloul

    Elizabeth Alloul joins us today to discuss learning strategies. More specifically, she talks about strategies that will help our students become more effective and confident speakers of English. Explicitly teaching our students what strategies are and how and when to use them is essential. Liz helps us break down that whole process. This is part 2 of 3 in a series.

    To access tools mentioned, head over to our website tab for teachers and check them and other free materials out!

    ESL Blogs: eslcommunity.learnquebec.ca/ Where you'll find blog posts, news, archived web events, and archived ESL Newsletters.

    Elementary ESL Community:https://www.intensive-esl.quebec/  A platform with over 1900 curated resources for Elementary ESL teachers.

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    Email: jacqueline.mallais@ggl.csmb.qc.ca

    Website: https://sites.google.com/csmb.qc.ca/chalk-n-coffee/home

    • 42 min
    014: Teaching Learning Strategies In The ESL Classroom with Dr. Philippa Parks

    014: Teaching Learning Strategies In The ESL Classroom with Dr. Philippa Parks

    Dr. Philippa Parks joins us today to discuss learning strategies. More specifically, she talks about strategies that will help our writers become more effective. Explicitly teaching our students what strategies are and how and when to use them is essential. Philippa talks us through what that looks like when our students are in a written production mode. This is part 1 of 3 in a series.

    To access the actual planners mentioned, head over to our website tab for teachers and check them and other free materials out!

    Mentioned Resources / References

    Grant Wiggins 2012 The 7 Keys to Effective Feedback https://pdo.ascd.org/lmscourses/PD13OC005/media/FormativeAssessmentandCCSwithELALiteracyMod_3-Reading2.pdf

    Sundeen, Todd H. “So What’s the Big Idea? Using Graphic Organizers to Guide Writing for Secondary Students With Learning and Behavioral Issues.” Beyond Behavior, vol. 16, no. 3, Council for Exceptional Children, 2007, pp. 29–34, http://www.jstor.org/stable/24011664.

    Some extra goodies from Dr. Philippa Parks

    Effective feedback (principles): https://youtu.be/PQA23Yr4qGc

    Evaluating Competency 3: https://youtu.be/F-fKYZu9gBk

    How to correct errors in your students’ work: https://youtu.be/aVpZwuPvymc

    Using writing portfolios: https://youtu.be/-THhuRtH1hI

    Using graphic organizers to help students structure ideas (Sundeen’s Big Idea): https://youtu.be/ZlQ_aVSm5qw

    Understanding and using the writing process: https://youtu.be/kSokl6dkno8

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    Email: jacqueline.mallais@ggl.csmb.qc.ca

    Website: https://sites.google.com/csmb.qc.ca/chalk-n-coffee/home

    • 40 min
    013: Focusing on The L in ESL

    013: Focusing on The L in ESL

    In today's episode, we are taking stock of our teaching. How are you focusing on the L in ESL in your classrooms? Join us for a conversation with Martin Tremblay, one of the RÉCIT's dynamic advisors and hear how to enrich your teaching of language.

    Mentioned Resources/References

    Gazith, K. (2018). The Mindful and Purposeful Teacher: Research-Informed Practice for Every Student in Every Classroom. KG Teaching Means Learning Consulting Inc.

    Gonzalez, J. Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn? https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/grecian-urn-lesson/

    Stern, J., Ferraro, K., Duncan, K., & Aleo Trevor (2021). Learning That Transfers: Designing Curriculum for a Changing World. Corwin.

    Martin Tremblay @MRecit on Twitter https://twitter.com/MRecit 

    • 58 min