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    ESOL Teachers as Advocates: An Important Role?

    • Nov 29, 2021
    • Heather A. Linville

    Due to the fact that English language learners (ELLs) often do not have the same educational opportunities or outcomes as non-ELL students in the United States, the professional standards for initial certification for teaching English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) call on ESOL teachers to advocate for them.

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    Building Your Online Community of Practice With Social Media

    • Nov 22, 2021
    • Laura Baecher

    Now that we do so much remotely, we know that wherever we are in the world, we are part of an incredibly vast, diverse, and energized community of TESOL educators—but how do we find and then interact with each other?

  • high school students using computer

    6 Tips for Developing a Course in an LMS

    • Nov 15, 2021
    • Ilka Kostka

    It is the time of year when summer is coming to a close and teachers are beginning to prepare for the upcoming academic year. One important part of this preparation is developing courses in online learning management systems (LMSs).

  • Asian girl using computer

    Learning Differences in the Remote and Blended Classroom

    • Nov 8, 2021

    Reaching kids with learning differences can be tough in any classroom, but perhaps none more so than a remote or blended learning environment.

  • teacher and schoolgirl using laptop in classroom

    A Letter to My Teacher: Interactive Written Teacher Feedback

    • Nov 1, 2021
    • Meryem Polat Köseoǧlu

    This study investigated the interactive function of teacher-written feedback.

  • students learning English as a second language

    4 Steps to Becoming a Culturally Sustaining Teacher

    • Oct 25, 2021
    • Naashia Mohamed

    While an educator cannot singlehandedly transform schools into equitable places, they can be agents of positive change by adopting culturally sustaining approaches.

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    TESOL Board Connect: DIY TESOL Professional Development

    • Oct 18, 2021
    • Tamara Jones

    “If you ever feel like you have learned all there is about good teaching, it’s time to get out of the profession.” This mantra was often repeated by a former supervisor, and it’s stuck with me over my 25+ years of working in the TESOL field.

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    9 Approaches to Rebooting the Educator Résumé

    • Oct 11, 2021
    • Laura Baecher

    When was the last time you updated your résumé? At whatever stage of career we are in the TESOL field, reviewing and reflecting on our résumé can be incredibly helpful.

  • Primary school students crowded round a computer

    Preparing Teachers to Work With English Learners: A Multimodal Vocabulary Mini-Lesson Project

    • Oct 4, 2021
    • Ying Zhang

    In K–12 classrooms, multimodal teaching, such as using visuals and technology, has been commonly embedded at different levels with different student groups. However, it has not been well discussed in English as a second language teacher training.

  • Hispanic male teacher in his classroom

    6 Tips for Successful Continuous Professional Development

    • Sep 27, 2021
    • Jaber Kamali

    Training and development seem to be the two most intertwined terms in the field of teacher education.

  • Asian student studying in the library

    Planning an SEL-Focused School Reopening

    • Sep 20, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    As many schools begin to reopen under (somewhat) normal circumstances, educators are asking a lot of tough questions.

  • Reflection as Meta-Action: Lesson Study and EFL Teacher Professional Development

    • Sep 6, 2021
    • Özgehan Uştuk, Peter I. De Costa

    This article explores the nature of reflective practice in a professional development process based on lesson study.

  • Why Use the Term “Professional Development” and not “Training”?

    • Aug 30, 2021
    • Laura Baecher

    This article defines why we specifically use the term “professional development” rather than “training” for this blog.

  • 9 Ways New ELT Teachers Can Succeed

    • Aug 23, 2021
    • Laura Dzieciolowski

    Much like language production itself, teaching is a complex cognitive process that requires mastery of both practice and theory.

  • Support Pronoun Disclosure When Students Are Ready

    • Aug 16, 2021
    • Wiley Education Services

    In the higher ed community, we understand the importance of showing each student that we value and accept them.

  • Rethinking Instructional Strategies with English Learners in the Content Areas

    • Aug 9, 2021
    • Scott E. Grapin, Lorena Llosa, Alison Haas, Okhee Lee

    In this article, the authors argue that instructional strategies traditionally used with ELs in the content areas need to be rethought in light of contemporary theoretical perspectives.

  • Understanding Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

    • Aug 2, 2021
    • Naashia Mohamed

    In recent years, there have been many calls to transform approaches to schooling in pluralistic societies that have treated the languages, cultures, and ways of being of people of colour as deficiencies that have to be overcome to succeed both in and out of school.

  • Designing an Interactive CV as Professional Reflection

    • Jul 26, 2021
    • Laura Baecher

    When was the last time you took a really careful look at your résumé or CV?

  • Writing-Related PD Through MOOCs

    • Jul 21, 2021
    • Betsy Gilliland

    This article discusses one form of online professional development: MOOCs.

  • Virtual Exchanges in Language Teacher Education: Facilitating Reflection on Teaching Practice Through the Use of Video

    • Jul 12, 2021
    • Barbara Loranc-Paszylk, Shannon M. Hilliker, Chesla Ann Lenkaitis

    Language teachers must be equipped with technological skills to respond to the needs of 21st-century classrooms.