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March 2018
Scott Brian Freiberger: 2018 TESOL Teacher of the Year
Interviewed by Nancy Flores
Scott Freiberger has been an educator, mentor, and teacher trainer for nearly two decades. Join us as we chat with Scott about his practice, his path, and his plans. Read More
Reading and Writing in STEM
by Emily A. Thrush, Teresa Dalle, and Angela Thevenot
Try a few of these interactive, hands-on classroom activities to integrate literacy skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes. Read More
4 Counterproductive Learner Beliefs and How to Tackle Them
by Chiara Bruzzano
Learn how to approach and address common negative and damaging learner beliefs through understanding and constructive challenge. 
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Supporting Teachers During Curriculum Change
by Ilka Kostka and Lucy Bunning

Change, even for the better, can be difficult—and even downright messy. Understanding teachers' responses to educational change is important for successful change processes, and special care should be given to managing the range of emotions that might emerge. Here are three ways to minimize teacher stress and anxiety and foster success during curriculum change. Read More

Quick Tip: Giving our Mind a Break—Brain Breaks in ELT
by Laura Giacomini

Brain breaks are short activities that involve using the body and/or the mind. They help ELLs refocus, boost motivation, and increase classroom energy, all  while exposing students to meaningful and authentic target language. Try a brain break in your classroom today. Read More

Association News
A Letter From TESOL: TESOL supports the Reaching English Learners Act introduced in U.S. Congress.
New Title in the TESOL Voices Series: TESOL Voices: Young Learner Education gives an inside look at young learners' classroom lives.
Call for Reviewers: TESOL Journal is seeking reviewers to join its Editorial Review Board.
The 6 Principles: Do you know about…The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners?

As the number of English learners around the world soars, so does the need for English language instruction. TESOL International Association has furthered its ELT leadership role by defining a core set of principles for the exemplary teaching of English learners. The 6 Principles provide teachers with the knowledge to make informed decisions to improve instruction and assessment.Now you know a little about The 6 Principles.  Want to know more?

Watch for the roll out of The 6 Principles at the TESOL convention along with the first book, The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Grades K–12.   Visit The 6 Principles webpage  to learn more!


It's not too late! Register for the TESOL 2018 International Convention & English Language Expo, 27–30 March 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Browse the following sections on the convention website to plan your itinerary:

Website: New English Learner Data Story with updated and expanded information, interactive maps and graphics (U.S. Department of Education)
New App: Learn English with TED Talks (National Geographic Learning and TED)
Student Activity: E.L.L. Practice + Prompt: The Value of Diversity (The New York Times)
Blog: Using Technology in the Language Classroom: So What If I’m Not Tech-Savvy? (Cambridge University Press)
Report: Mainstreaming 2.0: How Europe’s Education Systems Can Boost Migrant Inclusion (Migration Policy Institute)
Article: The National Shortage of ELL Teachers Has Caught the Eye of Congress (EdWeek)
Framework: Rethinking English Learner Data: Illinois’ Plans Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (New America)

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Associate Director/Director; International Programs/English Language Learning Program, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois, USA

State Migrant Director; Department of Education, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

English Language Instructors; Clark University, Anhui and Shandong Provinces, China

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Upcoming TESOL Professional Development

Why Teachers Need Equity Literacy
TESOL Virtual Seminar. Free for TESOL members, US$50 for nonmembers. (14 March)

ELT Leadership Management Certificate
Online program. Get the training necessary to take on a leadership role in your organization. (23 April)

TESOL Symposium
The Global Citizen & New Technology; Vancouver, BC, Canada. (3 May)

Supporting Students Living With Trauma
TESOL Virtual Seminar. Free for TESOL members, US$50 for nonmembers. (9 May)

TESOL: Training of Trainers
TESOL Online Course. Develop a plan to strengthen your continuing professional development program. (16 May)

TESOL Certificate: Advanced Practitioner
Take your career to the next level. Explore an area of expertise in-depth and contribute to the field. (Self-paced)

Teaching & Assessing Adult Learners
TESOL Self-Study Course. Register and begin at any time!

Teaching & Assessing Young Learners
TESOL Self-Study. Learn methods and techniques for teaching primary-aged learners. Begin any time.



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