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  • Teacher praising student

    Critical Language Education in Professional Development

    • Aug 14, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    This post, guest written by Ceren Kocaman and Ali Fuad Selvi, focuses on how critical approaches can help educators transform their pedagogical and research practices.

  • Students with puzzle pieces

    SEL Meets ESL: Emotional Intelligence for Non-Native Speakers

    • Aug 7, 2023

    Many non-native speakers face an onslaught of academic and social challenges, and that means social–emotional learning becomes every bit as crucial as language education.

  • Group of teachers

    Ongoing Professional Development for Busy Teacher Teams

    • Jul 31, 2023
    • Nicholas Bradley, Jason R. Walters

    In this article, we share how to implement a PD system that was introduced within a team of busy teachers.

  • Teacher in after-school program

    “I have meaningful work:” Crafting teaching and advocacy at an ESL after-school program

    • Jul 24, 2023
    • Jackie Ridley, Nicole King

    This article explores how teachers in an after-school program supported refugee and immigrant students and their families.

  • Man receiving micro-credentials

    Micro-Credentials: The New Enrollment Funnel for Tomorrow’s University

    • Jul 17, 2023
    • Krysia Lazarewicz

    In this article, Krysia Lazarewicz, Vice President of Business Development at Wiley University Services, discusses the importance of credentials for learners and employers and explores how universities can evolve to meet their needs.

  • Student blogging

    Revisiting Blogging for English Learners in 2023

    • Jul 10, 2023
    • Brent Warner

    Today, we’re revisiting the value of blogging for multilingual learners of English (MLEs) in 2023, focusing on two key areas: language development and the benefits of having an instant audience.

  • Group of teachers in discussion

    10 Trending Professional Development Topics in ELT

    • Jul 3, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    Here are 10 topics that have appeared frequently in the TESOL community, appearing often in a number of publications, including the program books from several ELT organizations, news and blog posts, and English language teacher newsletters.

  • Students uniting

    Helping Students to Recognise and Respond to Social Injustice: Suggested Strategies and Resources

    • Jun 26, 2023
    • Naashia Mohamed

    As educators, this may be a useful opportunity to enable conversations about inequities and injustices, so that we can help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and self-reflection skills necessary to foster a better society

  • Students working in a group

    Creating Space for Translanguaging for Elementary School-Aged MLLs

    • Jun 19, 2023
    • Judie Haynes

    Here are ways teacher education programs can promote creation of spaces for translanguaging to become common in all bilingual, ESL, and general education classrooms.

  • Special Education teacher

    Special Education Teacher Burnout: Why It Happens and What to Do About It

    • Jun 12, 2023

    In this feature, we aim to identify the symptoms of special teacher burnout, discuss why the attrition happens in such a fast and sustained way, and point out the best way to course correct.

  • An SEL Toolbox for the English Language Classroom

    • Jun 5, 2023
    • Yevgeniya Pukalo, Kelsey DeCamillis

    Language learning was hindered in many ways in the shift to online learning, but at the same time as these obstacles presented themselves, a window of opportunity opened that allowed us to discover creative solutions to these issues and to focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of students in the English language classroom.

  • Literacy

    When literacy ate language: An analysis of a research-based literacy intervention for designated English Learners

    • May 29, 2023
    • Trish Morita-Mullaney, Fang Gao, Rong Zhang

    In this case study, the researchers examine a literacy intervention and how it is interpreted and implemented by elementary reading specialists.

  • Teachers collaborating

    5 Collaborative Teaching Practices for Teacher Learning

    • May 22, 2023
    • Laura Baecher, Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria G. Dove

    What types of collaborative practices offer ongoing support for teachers? There are many ways that teachers partner together to support one another’s success as well as the learning progress of their students

  • ChatGPT

    ChatGPT: What Educators Need to Know

    • May 15, 2023

    So, what is ChatGPT? And what does its existence mean for teachers and administrators?

  • Creating a supportive classroom

    Inspiring Equity for Vulnerable Learners

    • May 8, 2023
    • Jana Moore, Mary Jane Boynton

    Creating an environment that is all-inclusive and accepting of diversity will result in a welcoming space, which students can easily recognize.

  • English Language Learner

    Revise federal policy on classification of English language learner

    • May 2, 2023
    • David Klayton

    Current federal policy on ELL classification is detrimental to educational opportunities due to the invalidity of classification and the systemic inequity of reclassification and tracking. However, there is hope for a more equitable future for ELLs.

  • English Language Learners: How to Support the Whole Child

    • Apr 25, 2023

    We are a country made up of a wide variety of cultures, and it shows in the classroom. English language learners (ELLs) make up the fastest growing demographic in our schools.

  • Mindfulness in Professional Development: Not a Magic Pill, but Certainly a Superpower

    • Apr 18, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    For the next few months, I will be inviting voices from a variety of contexts to share their work and thinking on professional development (PD). This post focuses on mindfulness as a practice that can inform our PD, teaching, and whole lives and is contributed by Mary Scholl at the Institute for Collaborative Learning in Costa Rica.

  • Middle School Students

    Social–Emotional Learning and the Middle School Student

    • Mar 20, 2023

    When it’s prioritized, social–emotional learning embodies what it means to learn, grow, and create a brighter world. That’s the purpose of education in a nutshell. Beyond the surface level, quality SEL means forming healthy bonds with others, navigating difficult times with grace, setting boundaries, and showing kindness to all human beings.

  • Female teacher in the classroom

    10 Asset-Based Approaches to Professional Development

    • Mar 14, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    How can those who design and lead PD for teachers create asset-based programming to draw on teachers’ strengths, experiences, talents, and knowledge?