Tag Archives: professional development

Learning through Change, Learning to Change

Dudley Reynolds
Dudley Reynolds

One of the real honors of being TESOL International Association President is the chance to represent the Association at conferences hosted by Affiliate associations around the world. Since being elected I have had the chance to speak at events hosted … Continue reading

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Best Practices in TESOL Leadership: An Interview with Naziha Ali, TESOL Arabia Past President

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Past president of TESOL Arabia (2016–2017) Naziha Ali shares her best practices as a leader in TESOL Arabia and discusses the impact of teacher professional development associations on both teachers and employers.

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LESLLA: Read All About It!

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

I am happy to introduce the first of two posts by guest blogger Raichle Farrelly, a longtime TESOL educator and advocate who is currently assistant professor of applied linguistics at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, USA.  “Rai” has worked in … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Getting Your TESOL Conference Proposal Accepted

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Caroline Payant, MA TESL Director and Assistant Professor of TESL at the University of Idaho and President-Elect of WAESOL, shares insights and practices of her recent study, “The Dynamic Rhetorical Structures of TESOL Conference Abstracts” (2016), coauthored with Jack A. … Continue reading

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Get Inspired at TESOL 2017! Apply for a TESOL PD Travel Grant

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ―William Arthur Ward Great teachers also engage in professional development to enhance their classroom teaching, networks and opportunities for growth, both personal and professional. … Continue reading

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2 Reasons to Apply for the Professional Development Travel Grant for Practicing ESL/EFL Teachers

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Attending the annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo transformed my career. Let it transform yours! Not only does it renew and refresh my teaching practice through attending a variety of sessions offered each year, but it also connects me to like-minded … Continue reading

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Why Pre-K–12 Educators of ELs Should Participate in #ELLCHAT

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

In June 2012, Linda Hahner, creator of the Literacy Center Education Network, and I co-founded a Twitter chat group called #ELLCHAT and it has been going strong since that time. This chat is specifically dedicated to the professional development needs … Continue reading

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Free Online Education Conference: EdmodoCon

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Looking back, it seems that I first mentioned Edmodo way back in 2013 when talking about LMSs, which is a term that did not even come up in that post, oddly enough. Edmodo has also popped up from time to … Continue reading

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Embracing the International TESOL Perspective

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

This weekend, I participated in the Southwest Fulbright Symposium in Texas, and it was just what I needed for renewed inspiration about the importance of international perspective in our field.  In one morning, I listened to colleagues talk about brokering peace in Colombia, … Continue reading

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Professional Development Resources From Common Sense Media

Tara Arntsen
Tara Arntsen

Common Sense Media returns again and again as an invaluable source of information and materials for educators. Previous posts have pointed to Graphite, where educators can read and post reviews of various resources, and the topic of digital citizenship and … Continue reading

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