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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • burnout

    3 Ways to Get From “Burned Out” to “On Fire”

    • Jan 9, 2023
    • Laura Baecher

    We hear a lot about teacher/faculty burnout these days—but can we “use fire to fight fire” in our personal and professional lives?

  • student culture

    4 Activities to Incorporate Students' Culture in English Language Classrooms

    • Jan 2, 2023
    • Andrew J. Wykretowicz

    In this globalised world, our English as a second language (ESL) classrooms are more diverse than ever before.

  • communication for leaders

    Say It in a Page – Communication for Leaders

    • Dec 19, 2022
    • Lisa Sheehan

    Here are the benefits explaining why leaders should “say it in a page.”

  • teacher wellness quiz

    Which Teacher Wellness PD Is Right for You? [QUIZ]

    • Nov 28, 2022

    Educator wellness professional development can help you create a new reality. The question is: Which teacher wellness PD is right for you?

  • hand holding a lightbulb

    Exploring Creativity in TESOL Professional Learning

    • Sep 5, 2022
    • Laura Baecher

    How do you define creativity? Is it some level of imagination only some of us are lucky to be born with, or is it a skill we can cultivate and strengthen?

  • winner

    4 Tips for Preparing a Winning Conference Proposal

    • Aug 1, 2022
    • Laura Baecher

    Preparing a conference proposal is a great professional development activity as it causes you to stop, look at your body of work, delve deeper into those specialized areas of practice you enjoy sharing, and push yourself out of your comfort zone.

  • laughing crowd

    TESOL 2022: Inspiring and Empowering ELT Professionals

    • Jul 4, 2022

    On March 22, 2022, the 2022 Hybrid TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA—and online.

  • professional development goals

    Ongoing Professional Development – A Better Way

    • Jun 20, 2022
    • Lisa Sheehan

    Professional development (PD) is one of the most important things that a principal oversees because a school’s success relies on instructional practices.

  • mentoring

    4 Steps to Create a Circle of Mentors

    • Jun 13, 2022
    • Laura Baecher

    Mentoring programs particularly benefit minoritized employees and women.

  • micro credentials

    Micro is Mighty: Can Micro-Credentialing Work for You?

    • May 2, 2022
    • Laura Baecher

    Micro-credentialing was popular before COVID-19 because of its flexible, online approach, which made professional learning more accessible, affordable, and individualized for working educators.

  • young female English language teacher

    TESOL Board Connect: Embracing Your Passion

    • Apr 25, 2022

    I would say that I first fell in love with the English language, and years later, with teaching.

  • green road sign

    TESOL Board Connect: The Different Paths to Leadership

    • Feb 28, 2022
    • Grazzia María Mendoza Chirinos

    One may think the leadership path is a one-way street; however, we have all experienced the path to leadership in different ways.

  • job applicant having interview

    Best Practices for Conducting Teacher Interviews

    • Feb 21, 2022
    • Lisa Sheehan

    Conducting teacher interviews is one of the most important tasks a principal has. The hiring decisions you make impact everyone: the faculty, the students, and their families.

  • global reach

    TESOL Board Connect: A Professional Background in TESOL is a Passport to the Best Jobs in the World!

    • Jan 24, 2022
    • Debra Suarez

    There are many reasons why TESOL professionals may wish to seek opportunities in addition to the traditional classroom setting.

  • young students in a library

    Alternative Modes of Publication for Novice Researchers

    • Jan 10, 2022
    • Ali Shehadeh

    Alternative modes of publication that are practitioner-oriented and suited to novice researchers in the fields of AL and TESOL to disseminate knowledge.

  • social media networking

    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?

  • 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.