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  • Ecological Literacy in TESOL: Benefits for Professionals and Their Students

    • Apr 15, 2024
    • Bernadette Musetti

    Ecoliteracy has been defined as the experience and understanding of how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly. Promoting greater ecological awareness and ecological literacy allows our students and us, as teachers, to view nature and all life through a more inclusive, ecocentric lens, rather than one that is more human centered and anthropocentric.

  • “Proper” and “Broken” English: The Problem of Linguistic Racism

    • Apr 8, 2024
    • Naashia Mohamed

    Linguistic racism involves mistreatment or devaluation of individuals based on their accent, dialect, or speech patterns. This discrimination can lead to unfair assumptions about a person's character and intelligence. Prioritizing standardized English perpetuates linguistic ideologies that marginalize speakers of other language varieties, reinforcing power imbalances and perpetuating discrimination. Linguistic racism needs to be tackled head on.

  • 11 Job-Embedded PD Focus Areas for Ed Leaders to Consider

    • Mar 18, 2024
    • Julie Yaeger

    Job-Embedded Professional Development (JEPD) consists of professional development activities within the teacher's regular work environment. JEPD is a critical approach to supporting teachers, schools, and districts in their efforts to improve teaching and learning.

  • Nurturing Culturally Aware Teaching

    • Mar 11, 2024
    • Sarah Hodge

    As English language instructors, we are entrusted with creating a safe environment for our students to acquire English. Your students may be refugees or asylum seekers and may be dealing not just with culture shock and a new language, but also trauma, which means the creation of a positive, safe learning environment is critically important.

  • Understanding through respectful dialogue

    Learning From Conflict: Building Understanding Through Respectful Dialogue

    • Feb 26, 2024
    • Naashia Mohamed

    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.

  • Engage Inspire and Empower

    3 Considerations When Creating Professional Development Opportunities

    • Feb 20, 2024
    • Craig Shapiro

    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!

  • Successful Presentation

    10 Tips for Hosting Successful PD Workshops

    • Feb 15, 2024
    • Sarah Hodge

    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.

  • Mentorship

    12 Mentorship Must Haves

    • Jan 29, 2024
    • Keely Keller

    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 and TESOL Educators

    • Jan 22, 2024
    • Mariana Alvayero Ricklefs

    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.

  • Confident Presentations

    Powerful Presentations in the Global Classroom

    • Jan 8, 2024
    • Raúl Sánchez, Dan Bullock

    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.

  • Professional Development Session

    Ask a TESOL Leader: "How can professional development be helpful in improving the teaching and learning process?

    • Dec 24, 2023
    • Raichle Farrelly

    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.

  • Professional Development During Times of Crisis

    • Dec 4, 2023
    • Dr. Laura Baecher

    How do TESOL educators continue to learn and grow professionally when they are living in extraordinarily traumatic times, such as war, displacement, natural disaster, and conflict?

  • International Exchange as Professional Development

    • Nov 20, 2023
    • Dr. Laura Baecher and Kelli Odhuu

    Kelli Odhuu, Regional English Language Officer with the U.S. Department of State, focuses on Kelli’s experiences as an exchange educator and the benefits of teacher exchange programs.

  • 4 Strategies to Make Your Push-In Model Effective

    • Nov 6, 2023
    • Eman Magableh

    In English language push-in models, only so much can be done in a very short amount of time—from teaching language to teaching content. In push-in models, an English language professional brings...

  • Ideating task-based designs for special education learners

    • Oct 23, 2023
    • Hang Chan

    As a means of closing knowledge gaps, this article responds to the special educators’ task design ideas and proposes solutions for developing appropriate materials.

  • Is Your University Prepared to Recruit Graduate Students to Online Programs?

    • Oct 16, 2023
    • Heather Brown and Bernard Carter

    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.

  • Measuring Your Research Impact

    • Oct 9, 2023
    • Dr. Christine Coombe

    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...

  • Ask a TESOL Leader: "What advice would you give a starting English language teacher?"

    • Oct 2, 2023
    • Mawa Samb

    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.

  • Admissions advisor helping student

    Personalize Your Student Engagement Process in 6 Steps

    • Sep 25, 2023
    • Blaine Johnson

    In this article, Blaine Johnson, explains how the Student Engagement Model makes it possible for the admissions team to instill the confidence prospective students need to succeed.

  • Teachers’ association

    Professional Development Through Teachers’ Associations

    • Sep 18, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    Teachers’ associations provide a valuable platform for teachers to develop their skills, stay current with trends in teaching and learning, and connect with other educational professionals.