Tag Archives: TESOL Teacher of the Year

Taking Learning out of the Classroom in EFL Contexts: Part II

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

I recently blogged on creating meaningful and authentic opportunities to apply student learning to real-life experiences. Most of the activities I suggested related to an ESL teaching context in which students are living in an English-speaking environment. Finding authentic opportunities … Continue reading

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Taking Learning out of the Classroom

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Teachers often say that they would like to provide more authentic opportunities for students to experience language and culture out of the classroom but may feel constrained by a lack of time or lack of attractions in their areas. The … Continue reading

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Learn, Think, Act: Implementing Global Citizenship One Coffee at a Time

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Ah, coffee! If you’re like me, you need a good ol’ cup of java to start your day. Everyone is thirsty for coffee in North America, so it’s a great topic to tackle in the ELT classroom. It’s universal, yet … Continue reading

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TESOL 2015: Teacher of the Year’s Top 5 Highlights

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Are you feeling invigorated and re-energized after the 2015 TESOL Annual Convention & English Language Expo? Here are my top five highlights from the TESOL 2015 convention in Toronto. 1. Reflection In the opening keynote, Dr. Sonia Nieto’s talk on culturally … Continue reading

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2015 Teacher of the Year’s Most Memorable TESOL Moments

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

What are your most memorable TESOL moments? Here are some of my most memorable moments from past TESOL conventions. 1. Cerebral Moments How can you satisfy your intellectual curiosity as an ESL educator? The impressive diversity of scholars each year … Continue reading

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CCSS for ESL Teachers: The Uncommon Can Become Common

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Anne Marie Foerster Luu

As a dedicated teacher and an advocate for ELs, it has been disheartening to again, in this recent iteration of standards movement, feel like the outsider and the last one invited to the conversation about Common Core. However, that has … Continue reading

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