Category Archives: TESOL Convention Blog

Reasons for Becoming a TESOL Ambassador

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

TESOL’s Convention motto, “Where the World Comes Together,” has tremendously affected the presentation I’m giving in Denver. It is a 30-minute practice/pedagogy-oriented session, “Building Transnational Classrooms: From a Testimony to Classroom Practices,” where I invited my former students to present … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get the Most out of TESOL 2020 as an Introvert

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

I have been to TESOL Conventions before, and there are so many opportunities to connect to people, but as a shy person, those opportunities may seem daunting at first. With so much happening—from the continual book fair to the presentations … Continue reading

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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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TESOL 2020: Three Reasons You Need to Go

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

It was in 2018 that I first experienced participating in a TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo; it was in Chicago, Illinois, USA. I was very thankful to have been selected by TESOL International Association as one of the … Continue reading

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How to Make the Best Use of Convention Materials

TESOL Ambassador
TESOL Ambassador

TESOL International Conventions provide a plethora of learning, professional development, and networking opportunities. As the convention comes to a close, I am always so pleased with all of the photos, handouts, electronic presentations, and business cards that I acquire. These … Continue reading

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TESOL 2019 Electronic Village Overview

Greg Kessler
Greg Kessler

Having just returned from TESOL, I am excited to share. Here is a special treat for those who were unable to attend TESOL this past week or even those who were there but unable to attend the events that took … Continue reading

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