Category Archives: TESOL Advocacy Blog

The Unapologetic Advocate: Why We Advocate

David Cutler
David Cutler

This blog has been a long time coming. Truth be told, I put this off for a long time; not because I had no idea what I wanted to say, but because I didn’t know how to say it. I … Continue reading

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Three Tips for First-Time Convention Attendees

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

In 2014, I was able to attend the TESOL Convention for the first time in Portland, Oregon. I had been to quite a few national and local conferences and conventions, but being part of an international convention truly exceeded my … Continue reading

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Learning About U.S. Advocacy From an International Perspective

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The TESOL President’s Blog In 1988, I saw an Eddie Murphy movie called “Coming to America.” At that time, I had not yet made my first trip to the United States, so I was intrigued by how people from other … Continue reading

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3 Takeaways From the TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit

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Guest Author

A guest post by Judith B. O’Loughlin and Bette Empol Having attended several TESOL Advocacy and Policy Summits, Bette Empol and I, as the official CATESOL delegates to this year’s summit, continue to learn more and more about becoming an … Continue reading

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A Congressman in My Classroom: Making Connections

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Guest Author

A Guest Post by Lori Menning Lori has been teaching in the School District of New London, Wisconsin, for the past 13 years, where she is also the district ELL/bilingual coordinator. In addition, she instructs current and future ELL and bilingual … Continue reading

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