Tag Archives: professional development

Game-Based Learning With Electronic Village Online 2022

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello, Happy New Year, and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. It’s January, and that means it is time once again for the Electronic Village Online (EVO).

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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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4 Steps to Create a Circle of Mentors

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

The end of a calendar year is usually just a midpoint pause for us on academic calendars. We feel the hectic rush to the finish line with grading, and yet the lure of a fresh new year tugs at us … Continue reading

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6 Questions to Ask When Designing Teacher PD

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

Last month, I paid homage to a number of dead ideas in professional development (PD), and they offer a great guide in thinking about what not to do! But what should we be doing? In this blog, I suggest six … 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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Frolleagues: Why Friendships at Work Matter

Laura Baecher
Laura Baecher

 Link to Podcast of this blog. In an earlier blog I suggested that our strengths and skills in the professional sphere are interconnected with our personal growth and development, and that admonitions to separate the personal from the professional may … 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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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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