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Top 8 PD Topics for English Language Teachers in 2022

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

In a flash, we come to the end of 2022.  It is a great time to pause and look back to see what some of the trends, key topics, and themes were when it comes to teacher professional development (PD) … Continue reading

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10 Asset-Based Approaches to Professional Development

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

I have been teaching for over 15 years now and I have rarely come across professional development programs in my country that make the teachers’ assets visible…Professional learning [should] follow the same learning rules that apply to our learners. Teachers … Continue reading

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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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4 Tips for Preparing a Winning Conference Proposal

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Almost as soon as we pass TESOL 2022, it is already time to prepare for TESOL 2023! Perhaps you are thinking about putting in a proposal but you are a bit unsure about how to best organize it, or you … Continue reading

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Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan: From Theory to Classroom Practice

Laura Hancock and Tamrika Khvtisiahvili
Laura Hancock and Tamrika Khvtisiahvili

This post is part of a series on Scaffolding PD in Uzbekistan as part of the English Speaking Nation Secondary Teacher Training (ESN) Program. You can read an overview of the program here. The goal of the ESN program is … Continue reading

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Podcasts as PD for Tired Teachers

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As we settle into our post-holiday haze this year, many of us are tired. Dog-tired. I wouldn’t begrudge anyone for taking their precious vacation for themselves and telling the little devil on their shoulder shouting to get more work done, … 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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Building Your Online Community of Practice With Social Media

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to podcast of this blog. Being more isolated during these pandemic times has made some of us long for the days of in-person professional development where we could spend time drinking coffee and chatting across a table with our … Continue reading

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