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November 2016
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) for Flipped Learning
by Amy Roither
Hesitant to flip your class? Try starting small: Flip your classroom assessment techniques using this toolkit.
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Humor in the Language Classroom: 3 Ways to Let Them Laugh
by Jolene Jaquays and Sara Okello
Incorporating humor in the ELT classroom can empower students to overcome frustration and develop their language. Read More
True Grit: Tips for Turning Tragedies Into Triumphs
by Natalia de Cuba Romero and Ashley Fifer
Understanding the language of crisis can be of critical importance to your ELLs' safety. Learn how to turn tragedy into language and content learning. Read More
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From TESOL International Association: Lessons Learned From a Mistake
by Dudley Reynolds, TESOL President, and Rosa Aronson, TESOL Executive Director
Recently, TESOL International Association made a grave mistake, caused by technological and human error, that affected several hundred of its global members. After a thorough investigation, we have learned several hard lessons from this mistake and have designed internal guidelines to prevent such a mistake from happening again. We remain committed to the association's mission and core values. Read More
Quick Tip: 5 Ways to More Vibrant Lessons
by Elizabeth Mosaidis
As educators, we're continually looking for new ways to liven up our lessons. Here are five simple ideas using paint chip samples, free at any home improvement store, to immediately add color to existing lessons or give you completely new activities to try in your English language classroom today. Read More
TESOL to Host 2017 Summit on the Future of the ELT Profession in Athens, Greece
TESOL International Association is revising its P–12 Professional Teaching Standards, which are used by the Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to assess programs that will prepare and license P–12 ESL educators across the United States. Learn about the revision process and what it will mean for your teacher education program. Read More
Association News
TESOL Convention 2017: Registration is open for the 2017 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle, Washington USA. Register early and save!
From TESOL Press: Two new books:
Serve as a CAEP Reviewer: Increase your professional expertise and help advance the field. Apply online by 1 December 2016.
TESOL PreK-12 Day: A 1-day specialized program for mainstream and ESL teachers and administrators in Seattle, Washington, USA. Registration discounts end 1 February.
Statement on Proposition 58: TESOL recently released a statement in support of California Proposition 58, a ballot measure that aims to overturn the current restriction on dual-language programs in California.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!
Parent Guide: Parent Guide for English Learners—English and Spanish versions (Northwest Education)
Free Webinar: Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talent in Young English Learners (American Insitutes for Research)
Report: Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015–16 (National Center for Education Statistics)
Free Webinar: An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act: What TESOL Educators Need to Know (TESOL International Association)
Report: English learner students' readiness for academic success: The predictive potential of English language proficiency assessment scores in Arizona and Nevada (Institute of Education Sciences)
Publication: Discerning — and Fostering — What English Learners Can Do With Language: Guidance on Gathering and Interpreting Complementary Evidence of Classroom Language Uses for Reclassification Decisions (WestEd)

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