Episode 041 – Martha Ramírez

Show Notes

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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Clase Invertida: un cambio de mentalidad, Martha Ramírez – FÓRUM (in Spanish)

Pecha Kucha from FlipTech Latam 2019 (in Spanish)

Martha has a post with an English translation and more details of this on her site.

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I’ve been personally negligent in not pursuing an option to improve accessibility with transcripts of the show. I see the work that Bonni Stachowiak has done with her “Teaching in Higher Ed” podcast as well as the work of Deepak Shenoy on his podcast “Open Education Rising”. The trick here is cost and I don’t know the solution just yet. Producing about 90 minutes of podcasts per month would require about USD$100 per month. We would love to have a sponsor for that or perhaps link that as one of our goals on our Patreon Page.

Podcasters and Guests

We now have a stable crew of two podcast hosts on the network. I (Ken Bauer) will be hosting the bulk of the AskTheFLN episodes but we may have some other hosts popping in from time to time. Lately, Matthew Moore has been busy with his own podcast “The Teachers Lounge” which is also hosted here at the Flipped Learning Network. You should check out that podcast as well. I hope to personally keep a bi-weekly schedule going forward.

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Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

Ken Bauer and Martha Ramírez at FlipTech Latam 2019

“Ken with Martha” flickr photo by kenbauer https://flickr.com/photos/ken_bauer/48811738041 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

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