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Jan. 3, 2023

S3 1.0 Personality-Based Group Work

Are you interested in a new approach to group work? We invite you to listen to this episode of TTELT as Pearlie Lubin shares her top tips for creating groups. Pearlie will share how focusing on personalities and how students process information helps to create more effective and productive groups.


Pearlie Lubin holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University and a Master in Christian Education with an emphasis in leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. She received her master certificate in TESOL from Texas A & M University. Pearlie is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Higher Education with an emphasis in TESOL from Texas A&M University. Most recently, Pearlie has been a Virtual English Language Fellow in Costa Rica with the U.S. State Department. She is also the current president of Texas TESOL Region 5. In this episode, Pearlie shares her approach for creating groups. She focuses on these three tips to help you create dynamic personality-based groups:

  1. Get to Know Your Students
  • Informal Conversations Before Class Begins
  • Reflective Journaling Assignments
  • Personality Assessments

     2. Form Groups Based on How Students Like to Collaborate and Process Information

     3. Give Each Student a Chance to Lead

     4. Do Not Hesitate to Make Adjustments to a Group When Needed

 

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Pearlie Lubin

Teacher/Mentor/Daughter/Sister

Pearlie Lubin has taught ESOL courses at Dallas College in Dallas, Texas. She is also a graduate teaching assistant for an educational leadership course at Dallas Theological Seminary. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University and a Master in Christian Education with an emphasis in leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. She received her master certificate in TESOL from Texas A & M University. She is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Higher Education with an emphasis in TESOL from Texas A&M University. Most recently, Pearlie has been a Virtual English Language Fellow in Costa Rica with the U.S. State Department. There, she led training courses to improve the communicative language ability of in-service teachers and enhance their teaching practices. She also taught English to STEM secondary students in an online English club. She is the current president of Texas TESOL Region 5. In her spare time, she likes to research food cultures and cook recipes which pique her gastronomic interest.