Many educators are grappling with how to maintain an inclusive learning environment while using global events to build awareness and critical consciousness. Some teachers may feel it is best to avoid talking about it altogether. But rather than be the ostrich who buries its head in the sand, it is important that teachers create safe spaces in the classroom for students to address controversial issues and build understanding as they navigate the complexities of a conflict.
Has your professional development experience been one where you’ve felt valued, respected and can utilize what was learned in a quick, effective, and timely manner? If not, try focusing on these 3 core considerations to make professional development attainable, transformative, and above all - exciting!
Do you have a great classroom activity, game, or technique that fellow teachers are always asking about? Professional Development Workshops are the perfect opportunity to share your expertise with colleagues! Here are 10 tips for making the most out of your next PD Workshop.
Mentors can serve as invaluable source of guidance and support for early career educators, but not all of these professional relationships are productive. Here are twelve 'must-have' suggestions for implementing a successful mentorship initiative.
Language ideologies are views and beliefs that influence how educators teach and interact with students. By seeking to understand the language ideologies of their students, TESOL educators can be better equipped to navigate the complex interplay of linguisitic issues and social structures.
A universal goal of any presentation is to create a connection between presenter and audience that ignites lasting change. With these tips, help students supercharge presentation skills to build confidence, enhance fluency, and achieve connection with global audiences.
Among TESOL’s 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners®, Principle 6 is “Engage and collaborate within a community of practice” (CoP). For me, community is a driving force in my life, both personally and professionally, so I seek out opportunities to learn with and from others. As humans, we’re not meant to live and work in isolation, so we inherently seek out relationships that enhance our lives.
Overall, online program enrollment has increased significantly, thanks to the pandemic initially driving the shift in modalities. And for some groups of students pursuing higher education, this shift has continued.
Throughout my career, although I engaged in all the professional pursuits connected to an academic career (e.g., teaching, research, publication), I didn’t concern myself with the legacy I was creating — and hence evaluating my impact — until recently...
I have worked as an instructor, a teacher trainer, and a consultant, in addition to serving as president for the Association of Teachers of English in Senegal and as a board member for TESOL International Association.
This article describes research we conducted in fifth grade classrooms to explore the question: How can teachers scaffold emergent multilingual students' participation in student-to-student discussions with the goal of supporting their language use and scientific sense-making?
We argue for the power of WPBs for literacy development among English learners (ELs) by addressing common misconceptions, highlighting unique benefits to ELs, suggesting practical pedagogical implications, and offering examples of implementation.