Tag Archives: TESOL Teacher of the Year

Ideas and Resources for Teaching With an International Focus

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

This week, the campus I teach at in South Korea is abuzz with the sounds of English. Last week, about 100 international student-teachers moved onto campus—beginning their summer study and teaching abroad adventures. When I meet these student-teachers, glimpse their … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Special Needs Students in the Developing World

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Saima Haq is founder and principal of the Special Children’s Educational Institute in Karachi, Pakistan. Her best practices stem from her goal to create a safe, supportive place for special needs students to learn, grow and contribute to the community … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Strategies in Teaching Large Classes

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Fauzia Shamin, recipient of the 2016 TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award and professor at the English Language Centre at Taibah University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia shares her best practices in teaching large classes with TESOL readers. Sherry Blok (SB): You … Continue reading

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Introducing Shannon Tanghe: Blogging to Connect

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Hello from TESOL’s newest blogger—2016 TESOL Teacher of the Year, Shannon Tanghe! About Me My name is Shannon Tanghe, and I am currently the department chair of the Graduate School of TESOL at Dankook University, a graduate school in a … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Young Learners in Ireland

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

With an ELT career spanning 20 years, Lou McLaughlin’s best practices stem from her dedication to young learners as a teacher and young learner teacher trainer. According to Lou, teacher cognition, focusing on learner capabilities, and setting realistic expectations are key … Continue reading

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Best Practices in ELT—in Context: Pakistan

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

What are best practices in ELT?  In 2016, my TESOL blog will bring different voices from the ELT world community together to share their individual contexts and experiences as teachers and learners, and demonstrate how all of the above weave … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year Speaks at the 2015 SPELT Conference

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

As teacher of the year, I’ve had the good fortune to connect with educators from across the world, share my practice, and broaden my horizons as a teacher. In my last blog as teacher of the year, I’d like to … Continue reading

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3 WebQuests to Engage Your ELLs With Content!

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Tired of fighting against the current? Students love their phones and want to engage in online activity, so why not put those cellphones to good use? WebQuests have proven to be highly effective to: Engage students with content Improve reading comprehension … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year: Kickstart a Professional Development Program

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Professional development has always been near and dear to my heart as I am a self-declared lifelong learner. Sounds like a cliché, I have to admit, but it has transformed my career as an educator and my life. Like many … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year’s Focus the First Week of School

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

The first week of school is a crucial time to get to know your learners and establish a classroom community. Having a clear focus and game plan can set the tone for creating a welcoming and successful learning environment. Here … Continue reading

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