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January 2018
50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher in 2018
by Chris Mares
Teaching is a complex endeavor, and a good teacher must be many things. In 2018, stretch yourself, take risks, and try new approaches. Resolve to be a better teacher—or the best teacher you can be. Read More
Game On in 2018: 2 Grammar Games to Engage ELLs
by Elinor Westfold and Loren Lee Chiesi
This year, make learning grammar more fun for your students. Games are a great way to motivate and challenge your ELLs during grammar class. Read More
3 Ways to Become a More Mindful Educator This Year
by Tomiko Breland
In 2018, learn how to be more aware of the world you move in and how to channel that awareness into conscientious action in the classroom.
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Taking on Pragmatics in Oral Communication Classes
by Alice Savage

Help your ELs become more confident at interpreting social cues, making their own intentions clear, and navigating social contexts through explicit pragmatics instruction. Take a look at your own interactional skills to develop and build a lesson around pragmatics role-plays. Role-play rubrics included. Read More

Activities to Invigorate Repeated Input
by Brianna Johnson and Sara Sulko

Are you bored with seemingly endless listening repitition activities? Then your students probably are, too. When teaching listening and speaking, one of the biggest challenges English language teachers face is effectively utilizing repeated input. Learn how to successfully include repeated input in your listening class in ways that result in comfort with listening, more confidence in listening skills, and better overall comprehension of listening materials. Read More

TESOL Board Approves Final Phase of Governance Restructuring

Apprise yourself of the recent changes to TESOL's governance structure, including the creation of professional councils, the Affiliate Network, and TESOL Communities of Practice (comprising TESOL Interest Sections and Professional Learning Networks). Learn how these governance changes might affect you. Read More

Association News
TESOL Community & Family Toolkit: This free toolkit includes ideas for engaging EL families and building strong communities of support.
TESOL Announces Rosa Aronson Scholarship Recipients: TESOL International Association is excited to announce the first recipients of the Rosa Aronson TESOL Professional Learning Scholarship.
TESOL PreK–12 Day in Chicago: Featuring sessions on content-based instruction, multilingualism, advocacy, refugees, and more.
TESOL Professional Development: Take advantage of all TESOL has to offer for your professional growth; sign up for one of these online courses today!
Report: 2017 English Learner (EL) Education Report (McGraw Hill Education)
Article: Fifteen Ways to Adapt Your Textbook so Your Students Aren't Bored to Death (TeachingEnglish)
Free Publication: Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, Third Edition (Center for Applied Linguistics)
Report and Framework: California's Gold: An Advocacy Framework for Young Dual Language Learners (California's Gold)
Report: Global Education Monitoring Report, 2017/8 Youth Report (UNESCO)
Free Publication: English Across the Fracture Lines: The Contribution and Relevance of English to Security, Stability and Peace (TeachingEnglish)
Blog: 5 Ways School Principals Can Support English Learners (TESOL Blog)
Free Publication: Learning Together Across Generations: Launch of a New [Institute for Lifelong Learning] Publication on Family Literacy and Learning (UNESCO)

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