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February 2015
6 Ways to Ensure Your Ed Tech Is Optimizing Student Performance
by Phil Rice
The benefits of educational technology are only as good as the implementation of the tech. Use these guidelines to ensure your tech is helping, not hurting your students. Read More
Higher Order Thinking Skills With Question Cubes
by Carla Huck
Use this differentiated interactive activity with your ESL students to challenge them with high levels of critical thinking. Worksheets included. Read More
5 Core Ideas to Build Effective PD Programs
by Autumn Westphal
Learn how to provide meaningful and effective professional development programs for your English language teachers, and encourage an environment of growth and teacher education in your school. Read More
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Quick Tip: Common Collocations Through "Top 40" Lyrics
by Clarissa Codrington and Trisha Dowling

Teach your English language learners about common collocations in English, or clichés, by using the lyrics from popular music. These classroom activities will help your students make connections between commonly overused phrases and the music they likely already know and identify with.  Read More

FREE CHAPTER: Language Teaching Insights From Other Fields (Coming Soon from TESOL Press)
Edited by Christopher Stillwell

Chapter 2: How Would a TV Commercial Producer Make Lessons as Memorable as an Ad? (by Wendy Hendrickson)

What could language teachers learn from neuroscientists and economists? And what could they learn from anthropologists, psychologists, and myriad other professions? This book yields surprises that translate to new ways of thinking about teaching and the classroom. Language teachers who open this book tap into a living library of their colleagues’ knowledge and experiences. Read More

Association News
The TESOL 2014 Research Agenda: TESOL's 2014 Research Agenda attempts to bridge the current gap between research and classroom practice.
Governance Review: The TESOL Board of Directors outlines the proposed governance restructuring, and requests your feedback by 28 February.
Call for Proposals: Excellence in Language Instruction, A TESOL Conference in Singapore, 3–5 December 2015.
TESOL 2015 Convention & English Language Expo:
TESOL Professional Development:
Free Publication: Guide to ELA Classroom Activities That Promote Life Skills, College, and Career Readiness (World Education)
Free Webinar: The Network Advantage for Advancing - Immigrants’ Linguistic, Economic, and Civic Integration: 19 Feb 2015
Article: Managing Diversity (Language Magazine)
Research Brief: The Academic Achievement of English Language Learners: Data for the U.S. and Each of the States
Free Publication: The Investment Case for Education and Equity (Unicef)
Guidance: U.S. Departments of Education and Justice release joint guidance to ensure ELs have equal access to high-quality education

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Online registration for the 2015 TESOL Convention & English Language Expo, 25–28 March, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is now open.

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