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  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Teacher instructing students

    Using the OASIS Research Database for ELT Professional Development

    • Aug 28, 2023
    • Inge Alferink

    This article is a practical guide to how an English language teacher could use OASIS summaries in their practice

  • 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.

  • 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.