Category Archives: TESOL Blog

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

In Denver, I am serving as a TESOL Ambassador, and the honor allows me to check a goal off my list before the TESOL Annual Convention even begins. Every time I attend TESOL, I try to do something new. The … Continue reading

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Using Literature to Combat Racism in Young Children

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Racism is a pervasive problem in the United States that affects children at all grade levels. It can occur in ways teachers interact with their students and in the ways that students relate with each another. It can also be … Continue reading

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Make Time for the Convention: A Helpful Checklist

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

So if you’re anything like me, you’re busy—really busy—juggling lesson plans and staff meetings and research projects and grading. Meanwhile, journal articles stack up in the unread pile and emails flood in by the hundreds. Don’t even get me started … Continue reading

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7 Game Design Tools for the Classroom

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest TESOL games and education blog! Using video games in the classroom can be highly engaging for students, but perhaps a more engaging activity is making games. Educators interested in task-based learning can leverage … Continue reading

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Professional Written Communication: Positioning Yourself for Maximum Effect

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

This blog post is a guest post by Gerriet Janssen, associate professor at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. Last year, when I was a Fulbright Scholar in Chile, I visited Colombia and facilitated several workshops on academic writing for … Continue reading

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Avoiding Civil Rights Violations: Planning for Participation

Ayanna Cooper
Ayanna Cooper

What’s the plan for participation? This time of year, we begin to make plans for all kinds of things. Holiday events and end of the year celebrations are just a few things we are planning for. We are also planning … Continue reading

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TESOL Research and the Scholar-Practitioner

Scott Douglas
Scott Douglas

Welcome to the second in a series of blog posts from the TESOL Research Professional Council (RPC) highlighting aspects of the TESOL Research Agenda. This post outlines how the agenda defines and offers research directions, explores teacher research and professional … Continue reading

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Do ELs Lack Access to Education in STEM?

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

I recently came across a report published in 2018 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that concluded that English learners (ELs) do not have adequate access STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in U.S. schools. The … Continue reading

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