Category Archives: TESOL Leadership Blog

Presidential Beginnings: My First 100 Days

Ester De Jong
Ester De Jong

In my first 100 days serving as president of TESOL International Association, I have already had several opportunities to see the amazing work we collectively engage in, as an association and as professionals in the field, and I have seen … Continue reading

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Music and Technology with Argentina TESOL

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Guest Author

TESOL affiliate Argentina TESOL held its annual convention in May, and TESOL Board Member Misty Adoniou was invited to deliver a keynote. In this post, she discusses her visit with ARTESOL.

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Thank You, TESOL Volunteers

Ester De Jong
Ester De Jong

This is National Volunteer Week! What better way to begin my TESOL President’s Blog series. It provides us with a wonderful opportunity to recognize the importance of volunteers for our association. Without their willingness to devote many hours of their … Continue reading

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TESOL Governance Restructuring: A Long-Term View

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

With the recent proposals regarding TESOL International Association’s affiliate relations and knowledge-based member communities, the association’s governance review process is moving into its final phase. I think it is appropriate therefore to summarize the findings of the Governance Review Task … Continue reading

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Planning for an Uncertain Future in 2017

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

The theme for CATESOL 2016, held in San Diego, last month (17–20 November) was 2020 Vision: Embracing the Past, Planning the Future. In the abstract for my plenary, titled “2020: Where Hindsight and Foresight (Might) Meet,” I wrote: “Predictions about the … Continue reading

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Proposal for Knowledge-Based Member Communities

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

As part of its comprehensive review of governance processes and structures, TESOL International Association has been examining the function and structure of its knowledge-based member communities (KBMCs). Currently known as interest sections, these communities have been a central means for … Continue reading

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Proposal for New Affiliate Relations and Affiliate Network Professional Council

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

As part of its comprehensive review of governance processes and structures, TESOL International Association has been examining its relationship with affiliate professional teacher associations around the world. The association has more than 100 affiliates, creating a network of more than … Continue reading

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Learning through Change, Learning to Change

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

One of the real honors of being TESOL International Association President is the chance to represent the Association at conferences hosted by Affiliate associations around the world. Since being elected I have had the chance to speak at events hosted … Continue reading

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TESOL Board Member Speaks at WATESOL 2016

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Guest Author

A guest post by Misty Adoniou In this blog, Misty Adoniou shares her experience attending and speaking at the 2016 WATESOL Conference, the Universities at Shady Grove, Gaithersburg, MD, 15–16 October. On Saturday, 15 October, I had the very great honor of opening … Continue reading

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The TESOL Affiliate Speaker Program: Reflecting on the Last 3 Years

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Guest Author

A guest post by Luciana C. de Oliveira In this blog, Luciana de Oliveira reflects on the eight worldwide conferences she’s attended in the past 3 years as a participant in the TESOL Affiliate Speaker Program. This past March, I ended a … Continue reading

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