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4 Critical Strategies for Teaching Multilingual Learners

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Recently, #MLLCHAT on Twitter had a dynamic discussion based on a new book by authors Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria Dove, Audrey Cohen, and Carrie McDermott Goldman entitled From Equity Insights to Action: Critical Strategies for Teaching Multilingual Learners. We were honored … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans for Educators—Minecraft: Education Edition

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. This month, we dig back into the world of Minecraft to explore Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: EE). One of the biggest challenges in using more games in the … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 7 Science Reading Strategies

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

There is growing interest in how to teach English learners (ELs) science in the general education classroom especially because science contains a lot of reading and academic language. The strategies I discuss here, including the four strategies from Part 1 … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writing Teachers

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have played tricks on my sense of time, and, with that, my usual self-care routines. I feel like each academic term is moving faster than the previous one. While I can still prepare my daily … Continue reading

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Cultivating Belonging in the Classroom: 2 Practical Activities

Naashia Mohamed
Naashia Mohamed

As someone who researches identity and belonging, I have spent many hours talking to people about how they feel about their place in school and society and how they position themselves in relation to others. One adolescent girl from Samoa … Continue reading

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4 Android Features That Can Help ELs

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

Last month, we talked about how English learners (ELs) can use a number of features built into the iPhone to help them on their language learning journey. This month, as promised, we’re going to look at ways to help language … Continue reading

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10 Dead Ideas in Professional Development

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Because October ushers in the Day of the Dead celebration, it seems fitting to take a moment to honor some of the cherished ancestors of modern-day professional development (PD).  We would not be where we are without them, but it … Continue reading

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4 Ways Teachers of ELs Differ From Reading Teachers

Barbara Gottschalk
Barbara Gottschalk

“Are you teaching them to read?” asked the custodian as she unlocked the door to my classroom. I had forgotten my key and needed to get ready for my before-school class with English learners (ELs). I didn’t have time to … Continue reading

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