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August 2021
5 Games Inspired by The 6 Principles
by Rita F. Naughton
These board games inspired by TESOL's 6 Principles create active learning, social stimulation, and playful language learning experiences. Read More
Unlocking Complex Grammar: 4 Steps for Reading and Writing
by Heather Weger and Julie Lake
These four steps for advanced level students increase students’ grammatical accuracy and autonomy. Read More
6 Tips for Developing a Course in an LMS
by Ilka Kostka
Help your students succeed by following these six principles to set up your courses, both on-ground and online, in a learning management system. 
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Quick Tip: 3 Activities to Discuss Names and Identity in Your Classroom
by Clarissa Codrington and Trisha Dowling

Names and the identity that we derive from them are personal, and the use of appropriate names shows respect. Try these activities and strategies to broach this topic head-on and get your English learners to think about identity, what it means to them, and how it is manifested in our names. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: How to Turn Into a Baobab Tree
by Mawa Samb

Baobab trees, native to Africa, are resilient; they can adapt in order to survive in hostile environments. TESOL Board of Directors member Mawa Samb shares his personal story and journey as an English language educator in Senegal and explains how he learned, like the Baobab tree, to overcome obstacles and ordeals that challenged him on his path. Read More

Association News
TESOL Awards, Honors, and Grants: TESOL offers numerous awards and grants to honor excellence in service to the field and research, and to enable TESOL members to attend the Annual TESOL Convention & English Language Expo. Deadline for most opportunities: 1 October.
TESOL Virtual PreK-12 Day: Join TESOL and a host of ELT experts for a full-day of hands-on, practice-oriented sessions that focus on concrete ways to increase student engagement. Register now! (18 September 2021)
TESOL Statement: Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ruling.
TESOL Statement: TESOL applauds the joint statement of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education in support of international education.
Article: Building Momentum With Long-Term English Learners (Edutopia)
Blog: Create Your Own Leveled Readers (TESOL Blog)
Report: Embracing a New Normal: Toward a More Liberatory Approach to Family Engagement (Carnegie Corporation of New York)
Webinar: Better Together: Elevating Family-School Partnerships (Carnegie Corporation of New York)
Article: Three Classroom Activities to Promote Interactional Competence (EFL Magazine)
Blog: Five Equity Practices for Principals (ASCD)
Article: Beyond Crises: The Reawakening of Classrooms (Language Magazine)

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TESOL Virtual PreK–12 Day 

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