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Jigsaw Instruction Videos

The first one is 3 minutes and best for teachers who really are not familiar with how a jigsaw lesson works:

The second one is 9 minutes and best for teachers who want to learn how use a jigsaw most effectively or how to make their own:

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“Living Language Together” Conference Links

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TESL SK Spring 2013 Newsletter

TESLSK Spring 2013 Newsletter

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Cognitive Pruning

Hi TESLlians

I think we should start posting and sharing our ideas here. I am not sure of what to start with today! Let’s see:

Cognitive pruning, as claimed by Brown (1972), involves the process of eliminating unnecessary clutter from and that of allowing more useful information or aspects to fill in the gaps into the cognitive field. Very interestingly, some of the already-learned small aspects gradually lose their value and identity in their own right and get subsumed into a single larger aspect or structure. The small aspects are thus pruned out and the larger aspect assumes the role of all the small aspects combined together. And thus, learners learn the language, leaving behind those aspects that are no longer needed in communicating ideas.

Would anyone like to add, please?


Raj, U of R

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Winter Newsletter

TESLSK Winter 2013 Newsletter

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“What inspires you or keeps you going as a teacher?”

As a TESL Saskatchewan board member, I thought I should try to get things going in the “blog” or discussion component of our website.  I’d like to invite people to respond to this question: “What inspires you or keeps you going as a teacher?”  I think we all have times when we need to remind ourselves of this.  My response would include the fact that I can empathize with my students—to at least some degree—because I’ve lived and travelled in countries where I was often frustrated because of my limited skills in the local language.  Sometimes I felt that I had become a child again, but not in a good way.  Also, teaching immigrants in Canada makes me feel that I’m repaying at least a little of the kindness that people have shown me overseas.  I could list many more reasons, but I’d like to invite my fellow TESL Saskatchewan members to join this discussion by posting a comment. Don Campbell

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TESL SK Fall 2012 Newsletter

TESL Fall 2012 Newsletter

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