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Debunking 5 Myths of U.S. Immigration

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

The Republican Presidential campaign has added fire to the discussions about immigration in the United States. In this blog,  I would like to review some of the immigration myths that are propagated by politicians and offer resources backing up the … Continue reading

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In ELT, Does Higher Ability = Hireability?

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

As a TESOL teacher educator, I often consider how effectively we are preparing future teachers for the important job of teaching ELLs.  At the university level, we do not always hear from principals or teachers once they’ve left our setting and entered … 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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Is Education for Pre-K–5 ELs Equitable? (Part 2)

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my last blog, I talked about the inequities of the learning environment for English learners. This discussion included class size, grouping, the number of schools serviced by the ESL teacher, and the size and location of teaching space. In … Continue reading

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CCSS for ESL Teachers: The Uncommon Can Become Common

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

As a dedicated teacher and an advocate for ELs, it has been disheartening to again, in this recent iteration of standards movement, feel like the outsider and the last one invited to the conversation about Common Core. However, that has … Continue reading

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Does It Matter? Possibilities in Teaching

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

The classroom should be where “butterflies bloom” and children can teach more than you ever thought you had to learn. School can be real. It can be more than achieving a score on a test. School can be where we … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend TESOL Advocacy Day 2012

John Segota
John Segota

If you’re a member of TESOL International Association, you have likely heard about advocacy and the importance of getting involved. A key opportunity is coming up 18-19 June in Washington, D.C., at TESOL Advocacy Day 2012. Why get involved? Participants in … Continue reading

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