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5 Activities to Explore Cultural Diversity

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

Culture is more than artefacts, rituals, and traditions. It is derived from the understanding we acquire through living together as a community and our connections to others within it. I have written previously about the importance of avoiding tokenism, celebrating … Continue reading

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8 Books to Read About Teaching MLLs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In my April blog, I listed seven online resources that I generally read under the #MLLCHAT hashtag on Twitter. This month, I’m listing eight books published in 2021–22 and that have been recommended by participants of #MLLCHAT (formerly #ELLCHAT). These books are great reading … Continue reading

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Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan: Cascading Student-Centered Methodologies

Armen Kassabian and Yuta Otake
Armen Kassabian and Yuta Otake

This post is part of a series on Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan as part of the English Speaking Nation Secondary Teacher Training (ESN) Program; you can read an overview of the program here. Starting 4 March 2022, 82 core trainers … Continue reading

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4 Tips for Preparing a Winning Conference Proposal

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Almost as soon as we pass TESOL 2022, it is already time to prepare for TESOL 2023! Perhaps you are thinking about putting in a proposal but you are a bit unsure about how to best organize it, or you … Continue reading

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Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan: From Theory to Classroom Practice

Laura Hancock and Tamrika Khvtisiahvili
Laura Hancock and Tamrika Khvtisiahvili

This post is part of a series on Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan as part of the English Speaking Nation Secondary Teacher Training (ESN) Program. You can read an overview of the program here. The goal of the ESN program is … Continue reading

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Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan: Contextualizing Course Design

Heidi Faust
Heidi Faust

This is the first post in a series that highlights TESOL’s participation in the English Speaking Nation Secondary Teacher Training Program, where we designed blended learning opportunities for secondary public school English language teachers from several regions of Uzbekistan (read … Continue reading

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Strategic Use of the TESOL Convention as PD

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

It’s time again for the annual TESOL International Convention! This March 2022, it will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and it marks a return to in-person conferencing! However, the benefits of virtual participation will be retained so that more … Continue reading

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Teacher Agency, Societal Change, and Professionalism in TESOL

Nicolas Parés
Nicolas Parés

This blog is part of the TESOL Research Professional Council (RPC) Blog series. Standards for teacher effectiveness offer direction for developing educators in the TESOL profession. In Colorado, where I work, the State’s Educator Effectiveness Office offers standards covering teacher … Continue reading

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