Tag Archives: professional development

Building Your Online Community of Practice With Social Media

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. Being more isolated during these pandemic times has made some of us long for the days of in-person professional development where we could spend time drinking coffee and chatting across a table with our … 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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9 Approaches to Rebooting the Educator Résumé

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. When was the last time you updated your résumé? At whatever stage of career we are in the TESOL field, reviewing and reflecting on our résumé can be incredibly helpful. As we recollect past … Continue reading

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Countering Anti-Black Racism in Ourselves and in Our Classrooms

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

This month, I have invited a member of the NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board, Tasha Austin, to be a guest columnist on my TESOL blog. This year, the TESOL International Association Board of Directors decided to study how the association can counter … Continue reading

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STEM in ELT: 3 Ways to Address STEM Inequities

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

If our goal is to “seal” the leaky STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) pipeline for English learners (ELs), we must first look at the three areas of greatest impact on students’ exposure to STEM courses: Teacher preparation Teacher self-efficacy … 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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A Unique Convergence of Networking, a Great Learning Experience, and Fun-Filled Conversations

Cheryl Casapao Matala
Cheryl Casapao Matala

TESOL Ambassadors are English language professionals and students who have agreed to share their Convention experiences with other attendees. Cheryl Casapao Matala, English Instructor in Manila, the Philippines,  is a 2021 TESOL Ambassador.  The TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo … Continue reading

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Writing-Related PD Through MOOCs

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

With summer holidays approaching for many of us in the northern hemisphere, you may be looking for professional development (PD) opportunities to improve your own writing or increase your knowledge of how to teach writing. In most of the world, … Continue reading

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