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10 Asset-Based Approaches to Professional Development

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

I have been teaching for over 15 years now and I have rarely come across professional development programs in my country that make the teachers’ assets visible…Professional learning [should] follow the same learning rules that apply to our learners. Teachers … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get From “Burned Out” to “On Fire”

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

We hear a lot about teacher/faculty burnout these days—but can we “use fire to fight fire” in our personal and professional lives? Fire can be a force that paves the way for new growth (like in the picture below), and … Continue reading

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Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan: Conference Proposals and Presentations

Kendra Staley and Alicia Bradley
Kendra Staley and Alicia Bradley

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

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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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