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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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The Importance of Body Language for Effective Oral Communication

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

For those educators who are teaching multilingual language learners (MLLs), body language is an important topic to address. Teachers of MLLs need to impart to their students that speaking to others is more than putting words together. If we create … Continue reading

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5 No-Prep Activities Using Photo Apps

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

We’ve all had those moments in class: We need to fill a few minutes, break the ice with newly formed groups, personalize the lesson, or just plain change pace when things aren’t working. A lot of teachers keep a handful … 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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The Video Game Model for Success in STEM

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

In education, we discuss at length growth mindset vs fixed mindset and how we want students to have a growth mindset, especially in math and science. We as educators often hear students say that they don’t have a “math brain” … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Practice With Wordle

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! Today, we’ll take a look at a popular online game that we can use for practicing vocabulary with our multilingual language learners.

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3 Activities to Practice “if…would” Statements

A. C. Kemp
A. C. Kemp

During the pandemic, we have all dreamed of doing things that we can’t, like going outside or traveling to see family. But even when COVID-19 restrictions are finally lifted, there will always be activities we can only imagine. Who wouldn’t … 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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