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March 2021
Best Practices for Online Teaching Observations
by Dinorah Sapp and Christopher Sapp
Observing online teaching presents many challenges for observers and teachers, but it is more important than ever as many teachers find themselves teaching in an unfamiliar mode. Read More
Metacognitive Activities for Vocabulary Growth
by Rita F. Naughton
The English lexicon is complex, which can make learning English vocabulary very complicated. Try these easily adaptable metacognitive vocabulary activities.
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ESL Teacher Leadership: Lessons From Distance Learning
by Amy Stolpestad and Michelle Benegas
Distance learning has shifted the responsibilities of all teachers in schools, and EL teacher leaders must find new ways to support their colleagues. Read More
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Quick Tip: 5 Techniques to Support English Learners in Mathematics
by Wanda J. Ramirez-Suarez

As a high school principal for a decade, Wanda Ramirez-Suarez saw the importance of teachers being intentional and purposeful with the strategies and techniques that they used in everyday mathematics instruction. These five simple yet effective techniques will help you support your English learners in mathematics. Read More

From the President: Finding a Purpose Through Volunteerism and Partnerships
by Deborah J. Short

As the U.S. Peace Corps celebrates its 60th birthday and TESOL International Association its 55th, TESOL President Deborah J. Short reflects on the culture of volunteerism and partnership at the core of TESOL and takes a look at some of the many collaborations that have helped advance the association's mission and core values.Read More

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Call for TESOL Journal Editor Applications: The TESOL Journal editor is responsible for acquiring and publishing material that meets the needs and interests of the TESOL membership. Applications are due 15 April 2021.
Virtual TESOL Advocacy & Policy Summit: Registration now open! Become a confident and successful TESOL advocate as you earn more than 16 hours of PD across 3 days. (21–23 June 2021)
Register for the TESOL 2021 International Convention: Through an engaging online platform, join our global community of English language professionals for the TESOL 2021 Convention, 24–27 March 2020!

Call for Bloggers: TESOL is seeking five regular bloggers who share TESOL’s commitment to excellence in education and ELT and who are invested in equity and inclusiveness. We are looking for ELT professionals in the following topics:
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  • K–12 Second Language Writing (every other month)
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Opinion Article: Thirteen Instructional Strategies for Supporting ELL Newcomers (EdWeek)
Article: Pandemic Professional Learning: Adapting to Change (WIDA)
Research Brief: Supports for Students Who Are English Learners (EdResearch for Recovery)
Article: Using Technology to Support Young English Language Learners in a Hybrid Classroom (Edutopia)
Blog: 6 Scaffolds for ELs in a Virtual Classroom (TESOL Blog)
Article: Make the Classroom a Haven for Empathy With These Online Resources (Education World)

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