Category Archives: TESOL Blog

Principles to Promote Equity

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

Every child has the fundamental right to learn and to succeed. What educator doesn’t want to see all students have an equal opportunity for success? While we all understand the importance of educational equity—especially in linguistically, culturally, and racially diverse … Continue reading

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From New Member to TESOL President via the LMP Award

Andy Curtis
Andy Curtis

“Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns, driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.” So begins The Odyssey, the most famous of the Ancient Greek epics … Continue reading

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9 Approaches to Rebooting the Educator Résumé

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. When was the last time you updated your résumé? At whatever stage of career we are in the TESOL field, reviewing and reflecting on our résumé can be incredibly helpful. As we recollect past … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Leveled Readers

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As English language teachers, we often struggle with finding the right articles or reading materials for our classes, and when we finally do find something that matches our content needs, we then realize that the lexile level may be right … Continue reading

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5 Ways Phonics Is Different for English Learners

Barbara Gottschalk
Barbara Gottschalk

Chalkbeat Philadelphia recently published a great article about the difficulties young English learners (ELs) in the Philadelphia School District were facing during the pandemic. What spoke to me in the story was a quote from EL teacher Shuxin Chen. She described … Continue reading

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Learning Argument and Persuasion With Quandary

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. This month’s blog post explores far future and the space colony of Braxos in the game Quandary, first featured in my November 2019 blog post. Quandary’s straightforward design, section-based structure, and potential for expansion into classroom activities make … Continue reading

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Countering Anti-Black Racism in Ourselves and in Our Classrooms

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

This month, I have invited a member of the NJTESOL/NJBE Executive Board, Tasha Austin, to be a guest columnist on my TESOL blog. This year, the TESOL International Association Board of Directors decided to study how the association can counter … Continue reading

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STEM in ELT: What’s Your School’s Language Program Model?

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

The 2020–2021 school year has ended. And what a year it has been. But this is a time to reflect on what was learned from the challenges revealed and created from the COVID-19 outbreak. We need to take this time … Continue reading

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