Randall gives talks and holds interviews on language learning, culture, and human development on a regular basis. These are videoed through Facebook Live and Youtube. Live viewers can ask questions and make comments in real time, allowing Randall to engage these topics in meaningful ways.
After the broadcasts, these events are then turned into language activities, and you can watch them HERE.
Recent or Upcoming Broadcasts
Saturday, July 25, 2020, 7:00 a.m. (US, Mountain Standard Time) - Facebook Live Broadcast
Title: The Mistakes We Make When We Open Our Mouths
The teacher’s role is to do far more than simply impart information to his or her students. Instead, teachers are entrusted with the duty to help students blossom, grow, and thrive in multifaceted ways: intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Unfortunately, there are times when teachers can say things that undermine the healthy emotional development of their students. In this episode, Randall shares 10 things that teachers should be wary of saying to their students and five simple things they can say to motivate and inspire.
Randall his own mistakes and his continued pursuit to do better and some of his favorite quotes that have shaped his thinking.
Please join in this discuss and post comments and questions beforehand. I am particularly interested in having students share their comments and feelings during the broadcast. Their voices are needed on this topic.
Sunday, July 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m. (US, Mountain Standard Time) - Facebook Live Broadcast
Title:Portrait of a Private Language Teacher in Armenia
The growth of the Internet has touch so many parts of the world, and this has expanded the possibilities of online teaching by bringing together so many teachers and students in many new ways.
In this episode, Randall interviews Shushanik Mamajanyan from Armenia who has found her niche in teaching privately with students across the world. Shushanik introduces her country, talks about the evolution of language education there, the tools she uses to connect with her online students, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
This episode should be of broad interest to teachers and students alike as we seek for common ground on how to make the most of online learning and teaching in today's world.
We invited questions and comments in preparation for this exciting interview.