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3 More Ideas for PD on Social Networks

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my last blog,  I wrote about using social media–facilitated professional development (PD) that allows teachers to form networks to share ideas and strategies with educators from around the world. I specifically wrote about using Twitter,  Facebook, and blogs.  In … Continue reading

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3 Ways for Teachers to Use Social Networks for PD

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Social media–facilitated professional development (PD) allows teachers to share ideas and strategies through online personal learning networks (PLNs). Social media bypasses the challenges of traditional PD. It is real-time, cost effective, accessible around the world, and driven by practitioners, not school … Continue reading

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Hot Summer Reads for ESL Teachers

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

In the Northern Hemisphere, summer is upon us and the sun is out! If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, it might be chilly and cold. Either way, it’s a great time of year to lay out by the pool or … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leaders: Profiles & Professional Communication

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In this TESOL Blog post, it is my pleasure to announce a TESOL ESP Interest Section project on the professional communication of ESP project leaders. Please continue to read this post in order to find out how … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: The Takeaways From a First-Time Attendee

Navnish Sidhu
Navnish Sidhu

Every year, educators from around the world approach the TESOL convention with one single mission in mind: to learn. Some come to learn the trends of the ESL world, some come for the research, and still some others for the … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Teaching Listening, Part 2

Autumn Westphal
Autumn Westphal

This is a continuation of my previous post on ideas I garnered about teaching listening from the TESOL International Convention that took place in Toronto, Canada last week. I have two more sessions to share with you. Again, I hope you can use … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Teaching Listening, Part 1

Autumn Westphal
Autumn Westphal

This past week I attended the TESOL International Convention in Toronto, Canada. It was an amazing time filled with the sharing of new ideas, confirmation of tried-and-true ideas, and testing out of unconfirmed ideas. Now that I am back at work in New York City, … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Speaking

Farrah Littlepage
Farrah Littlepage

On Friday and Saturday, I attended many wonderful presentations with a focus on speaking. Here are three of them that I found most useful, and what I learned; I hope it can help you in your teaching: Replacing “Long” and … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Grammar and Writing in a Nutshell

Karissa Kilgore
Karissa Kilgore

To say that I was sad to not attend all the TESOL 2015 sessions I wanted would be an understatement. I was crushed. Grammar! Writing! Pronunciation! Research! Classroom strategies! Organizational involvement! I struggled to decide what sessions to attend, often … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Focus on Culture

Christine Uliassi
Christine Uliassi

The theme of the TESOL 2015 convention was “Crossing Borders, Building Bridges.” Here is a summary of the wonderful sessions I attended related to culture and intercultural communication; hopefully you can use some of what I learned in your own … Continue reading

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