Category Archives: TESOL Blog

4 Tips for Teaching English Through Science

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In this blog, I would like to talk about how English can be taught to elementary age children through science. Many classroom teachers that I have worked with have reported that science was especially hard for their multilingual learners (MLLs). … Continue reading

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Motivated Literacy: Mrs. O’Donnell’s Magic Pencils

Spencer Salas
Spencer Salas

Greetings from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte! For this month’s post, I’d like to write about a memory of magic pencils and a Latin classroom. It goes like this: In the 1980s in high schools across the state … Continue reading

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New (Critical) Friendships for a New Year of PD

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Welcome Guest Bloggers Wayne Malcolm and Dawn Lucovich! 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). As we know, the best PD comes … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Use Zoom in the Physical Classroom

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

2022 was a year for many of us to try, despite upsets, to settle back into in-person teaching. Most of us struggled just to keep our heads above water, and some of us found that, *gasp!*, we missed some of … Continue reading

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Tackling Native Speakerism: What Can You Do to Address Discriminatory Ideologies?

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

Imagine a school located somewhere in the world where English is the medium of instruction, but is not widely spoken in the society. Two teachers—let’s call them Kate and Kamala—have applied for the position of English teacher in this school. … Continue reading

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Writing Letters in the English Language Classroom

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

The winter holidays often bring with them greeting cards from friends and relatives living near and far. One of the things I like the most about these cards is the letters some people include, telling about their family activities over … Continue reading

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1-Word New Year’s Resolutions for ELT

Tomiko Breland
Tomiko Breland

It’s the new year, and a great time to reflect on the previous year while planning for the next in the form of New Year’s resolutions. Though we don’t need a special occasion to set a goal, the beginning of … Continue reading

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Top 8 PD Topics for English Language Teachers in 2022

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

In a flash, we come to the end of 2022.  It is a great time to pause and look back to see what some of the trends, key topics, and themes were when it comes to teacher professional development (PD) … Continue reading

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