Tag Archives: ELT professional development

Frolleagues: Why Friendships at Work Matter

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to Podcast of this blog. In an earlier blog I suggested that our strengths and skills in the professional sphere are interconnected with our personal growth and development, and that admonitions to separate the personal from the professional may … Continue reading

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From New Member to TESOL President via the LMP Award

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

“Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns, driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.” So begins The Odyssey, the most famous of the Ancient Greek epics … Continue reading

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Why Use the Term “Professional Development” and not “Training”?

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Greetings readers! I am truly honored and excited about serving our global TESOL community as the new blogger on topics related to professional development! (Click here if you’d like to listen to this as a podcast!) Since this is my … Continue reading

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Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

Happy New Year! As we hang up new calendars and prepare for another academic term, it’s also a good time to think ahead for ourselves and our students. New Year’s resolutions are a January tradition for many people. We make … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Make the Most of the TESOL Virtual Convention

Justin Shewell
Justin Shewell

I remember the first TESOL Convention I attended in Vancouver, BC in 2000. I was still a student and we had organized the first ever group of students from our program to attend the Convention. I was overwhelmed by the … Continue reading

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30-Minute PD With Your ELT Team: Norming

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Are you looking for professional development (PD) to do with your English language teaching (ELT) team? I’m going to share with you a flexible PD activity that can be done in 30 minutes or over the course of a half … Continue reading

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Google PD Courses and Certifications for EL Teachers

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Consider taking advantage of Google training and certificate opportunities if you are looking to enhance your teaching and learning; are looking for ways to create clear, organized, and meaningful learning experiences for students while operating online; or are an avid … Continue reading

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Trends in ELT PD: Micro-Credentials

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Micro-credentials are a growing trend in professional development (PD), and they can be found across various teaching and learning contexts. These credentials are personalized, accessible,  shareable, and “stackable” (allowing you to progress on a career path), and they are often rooted … Continue reading

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