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October 2011
Battling Plagiarism
by Tomiko Breland

Dealing with plagiarism begins with awareness of what it means for different cultures and giving your students the right tools to avoid it. Get plagiarism teaching tips and resources here.  Read More

TESOL Revamped

Like the look of the new TESOL Connections? Well, even more changes are coming your way. Here’s a look at what you can expect in the coming months from your association. Read More

Experience Speaks: On Coteaching and Collaboration
by Judith B. O'Loughlin

Collaboration among teachers is fraught with challenges, but there are steps you can take to create a successful team teaching model.  Read More

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Lesson Plan: Climate Change
by Sarah Sahr

Around the world, climate change concerns everyone.  Most of your students probably have a good understanding of what it is.  If not, this lesson can help give them a solid foundation in the topic.  Read More

TESOL Quarterly Article: TESOL, Teacher Identity, and the Need for "Small Story" Research
by Camilla Vásquez
Narrative inquiry has enriched the collective understanding of language teaching and learning. The author asserts that the time has come for the field to also recognize and value the potential that sociolinguistic small story narrative analysis can contribute to TESOL.  Read More
Association News
• Virtual Seminars in October & November: Free for members!  
TESOL Applauds President Obama’s Call for Investment in Education

TOEFL Small Grants for Doctoral Research in Second or Foreign Language Assessment

Start online course in October: How to teach online--save 10% on the package price

Register now! Webinar: Preparing your ESL Licensure Program for NCATE Review

TESOL Statement on Announcement of NCLB Waivers Proposal
The Best Ways to Use Photos in Lessons (Larry Ferlazzo)

How and why teachers should start blogging

Learn any language by treating it as music

WIDA wants your comments on its draft 2012 English Language Development Standards
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Director of the TESOL Certificate Program, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Writing, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Ithaca, New York, USA

Instructor of English, St. Mary College/Nunoike Culture Center, Nagoya, Japan

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