This week Martha Ramírez joins Ken. Martha is a long time practitioner of the Flipped Classroom and a leader in our community. She has been teaching since 2004 and I had the pleasure to finally meet her in person at FlipTech Latin America 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia.
I mentioned in the introduction about our Facebook group which now has a mentor-mentee program. Check that out if you are interested.
This episode was recorded on October 8, 2019.
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About our Guest
Copied from Martha’s bio on her site at http://martharamirez.com.co/me/
Since 2004, I have been working in ELT (English Language Teaching) with experience in schools (bilingual and public) at primary and secondary levels, universities and language centers. Through different academic roles, I have gained experience in lesson planning, material design, teacher training, administrative tasks, national bilingualism projects, doing research, revising thesis, attending and presenting at academic events, and maintaining positive relations with academic colleagues. I have training in Efficacy applied to improve quality in processes, products and services. Moreover, I am creative, passionate and a team-player. I work well under pressure and know how to lead and support a team.
You can connect with Martha on Twitter @martharamirezco and read about her work at her website and blog http://martharamirez.com.co/
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- Book mentioned by Martha, “Motivational Strategies in the Language Classroom” by Zoltán Dörnyei
- Martha spoke of how her work is influenced by the work of Carole Dweck.
Clase Invertida: un cambio de mentalidad, Martha Ramírez – FÓRUM (in Spanish)
Pecha Kucha from FlipTech Latam 2019 (in Spanish)
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