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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

In this second part of our blog series on virtual teacher education, we discuss how to help teacher candidates vicariously experience classroom life when limited to online sources. When teaching our teacher candidates face to face, we like to lift … Continue reading

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Online Teacher Education Resources in ELT: Language Portraits

Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert
Christine Montecillo Leider and Johanna Tigert

As teacher educators, we constantly redesign our syllabi to include up-to-date content, respond to the ever-changing landscape of educating multilingual learners, and provide multimodal readings and resources. The need for contemporary and online resources has been especially critical after the … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Create Accessible Educator Office Spaces

Stephanie Marcotte
Stephanie Marcotte

Have you ever stopped to think about your office space? What items do you see? Is this space accessible to everyone who comes to see you? Who is this space designed for? What barriers prevent students from coming to meet … Continue reading

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Why I Refuse to Call My Colleagues “ELL Teachers”

Michelle Benegas
Michelle Benegas

I can hear my grandmother’s voice echoing through her house as she called. “Get your feet off the davenport!” My mother still calls remote controls “clickers.” My siblings and I have found humor in their use of these antiquated terms. … Continue reading

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Five ELT Trends to Watch in 2017

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

The new year is well underway, and many opportunities to innovate and improve our pedagogical practices abound! Below are five of the top trends that I predict will frame much of the discussion in the coming year around how to … Continue reading

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Four Suggestions on Implementing Feedback in Writing Teacher Training Courses

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In a previous blog, I described three recommendations for writing teacher education programs on how to incorporate some issues of feedback in teacher preparatory courses. In today’s blog, I provide four more ideas related to the same topic. Once again, … Continue reading

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Feedback in Writing Teacher Education: 3 Suggestions

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

I’d like to continue my conversation about implementing issues related to feedback into teacher training/education programs. In today’s post, I provide three ideas that writing teacher educators can use in their preparatory courses: 1) helping teachers develop their philosophies about … Continue reading

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Homework for ELLs: Help or Hindrance?

Kristen Lindahl
Kristen Lindahl

Homework and school have gone hand-in-hand for so long that it’s mostly assumed, if not ingrained, that studying outside of the classroom is an essential part of any schooling experience. Like any other part of education, homework trends have come … Continue reading

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