Up Your Teaching: Transforming ELT & Learning Beyond Labels - Podcast

por Ania Karwowska PolCa Languages

Welcome to "Up Your Teaching"! Get ready to embark on an exciting podcast journey that combines the world of English language learning with a deep dive into the fascinating realm of Dyslexia and ADHD. I'm your host, Ania Karwowska, and I'm thrilled to be your guide in exploring the science behind dyslexia and debunking its myths.

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Episodios del podcast

  • Temporada 2

  • Is Dyslexia a gift?

    Is Dyslexia a gift?

    Is Dyslexia a gift? In this episode, I discuss whether we should perceive Dyslexia as a gift or empower our students without labeling them. Taking them from where they are to where they should be? Tune in and listen! and if you want to meet me and be trained by me in Poland fill in the form. references: Carioti, D., Masia, M. F., Travellini, S., & Berlingeri, M. (2021). Orthographic depth and developmental dyslexia: A meta-analytic study. Annals of Dyslexia, 71, 399‚Äď438. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11881-021-00226-0 - DOI Dovidio, J. F., Hewstone, M., Glick, P., & Esses, V. M. (Eds.). (2010). The SAGE handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. SAGE Publications. Eden, G. (2024). Dyslexia and creativity: What you need to know. Understood.org. https://www.understood.org/en/articles/dyslexia-and-creativity-what-you-... Eide, B., & Eide, F. (2023). The dyslexic advantage: Unlocking the hidden potential of the dyslexic brain. Hay House. Elliott, J., & Grigorenko, E. (2014). The dyslexia debate. Cambridge University Press. - DOI Erbeli, F., Rice, M., & Paracchini, S. (2021). Insights into dyslexia genetics research from the last two decades. Brain Sciences, 12(1), 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci12010027 Nalavany, B. A., Kennedy, R., Lee, M. H., Carawan, L. W., & Knight, S. M. (2023). Insights from a web-based survey into the psychosocial experiences of adults with dyslexia: Findings from a final comment question. Dyslexia, 29(4), 441‚Äď458. https://doi.org/10.1002/dys.1756 - DOI Odegard, T.N., Dye, M. The gift of dyslexia: what is the harm in it?. Ann. of Dyslexia (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11881-024-00308-9 Snowling, M. J., & Melby-Lerv√•g, M. (2016). Oral language deficits in familial dyslexia: A meta-analysis and review. Psychological Bulletin, 142(5), 498‚Äď545. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000037 - DOI

  • Teacher chat with Idiom Renata Kucharska. Be your own captain.

    Teacher chat with Idiom Renata Kucharska. Be your own captain.

    In this episode, I`m chatting with IDIOM Renata Kucharska about her journey from a state school teacher to a biz owner, material creator, and mentoring novice teachers. Renata shares why teachers should move from precarity and uncertainty to setting boundaries and being their captain. Dive in and browse through Renata`s unique online store, check out her materials and webinars, especially if you`re treading the uneasy waters of freelancing and give her a follow on Facebook and Linked in.

  • Dyslexia and Spelling.EFL Dyslexic Students can and should learn to spell.

    Dyslexia and Spelling.EFL Dyslexic Students can and should learn to spell.

    English makes sense, it is a very logical and organized language. One of the biggest fallacies is telling Dyslexic Students that they can`t grasp spelling. In this episode I`m talking about Spelling and how it can be taught. If you want to dive into the world of spelling sign up for Dyslexia Toolkit`s waitlist.

  • Two heads are better than one.Grammar and writing are interconnected.

    Two heads are better than one.Grammar and writing are interconnected.

    In this episode, I discuss the interconnectedness of grammar, reading, and writing. Teaching grammar is not about mindless translation; it’s about understanding the structure and function of language. Grammar encompasses decoding, working memory, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. Dyslexic EFL students need explicit grammar instruction to become better readers and writers to fully engage with the language. This instruction helps them recognize patterns, understand sentence structure, and build a robust vocabulary. Tune in and let me know your thoughts, I would love to hear from you. If you want to support PolCa Languages, buy me a coffee so that I can buy more books,have time to read more research and share more value! https://polcalanguages.kartra.com/page/Dpy272

  • Grammar is the backbone of the language and it needs to be taught explicitly

    Grammar is the backbone of the language and it needs to be taught explicitly

    Grammar is the backbone of the language. In this episode I`m talking about grammar and why it should be taught explicitly. You cannot build a house on a quicksand. Dyslexic EFL Students can and should grasp grammar. There`s no skilled writing without grammar; communication without grammar is ineffective. I`ll be running a webinar and a paid training in June, follow me on linked in to be in the loop. Share this podcast with your friends, I want it to grow and if you like it, buy me a coffee.