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August 2022
If We Must Label Language Learners: EL vs. MLL
by Raichle Farrelly
Words and labels matter, and one way to show up for underrepresented or marginalized populations is to lean in, listen, and (un)learn. Read More
Get In-Formed: The Power of Forms to Get to Know Your Students
by Brent Warner
Learn some of the many ways you can use one simple tool—online forms—to get you started building a stronger classroom environment.
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8 Tips for Refreshing Assignment Guidelines
by Ilka Kostka and Cristine McMartin-Miller
As the school year begins, it's important to examine your assignment descriptions and consider these eight elements when designing and reviewing assignments.  Read More
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Humor in ELT (Part 3): Online Teaching Techniques
by John Rucynski

In this final article in the three-part series on teaching humor to multilingual language learners, learn about challenges and strategies in teaching humor when your classroom is virtual. Easily adaptable classroom activities help you bring laughter and understanding to your online class. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: This Year, Graduation Ceremonies Are So Much More
by Shelley K. Taylor

TESOL President-Elect Shelley Taylor shares some of the challenges, transitions, and achievements experienced when the COVID-19 pandemic began, both for her personally and in her teaching context. She also talks about her teaching, her professional development, and her own learning—including virtually learning (another) new language while in relative isolation. Read More

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Register Today for TESOL ELevate: Take a deep dive into critical ELT topics at TESOL ELevate—a highly engaging and interactive event for primary and secondary English language professionals, hosted virtually 18–19 October 2022! Learn more and register today.
TESOL Research Survey: Share your thoughts on the research areas you identify as important and help shape TESOL’s future research priorities! Respond to this 5- to 10-minute survey by 15 August 2022.
TESOL Quarterly Coeditors Reappointed: TESOL International Association is pleased to announce the reappointment of Peter De Costa and Charlene Polio as coeditors of TQ through June 2026.
Become a Better Educator With TESOL ME: The 6 Principles Series: TESOL's 6 Principles now have TESOL ME online self-study modules. Build your knowledge of The 6 Principles and put them into practice with these seven short modules you can take when and where you want.
Article: Responding to Intolerance: Leadership for a Multiracial Democracy (EL Magazine)
Research Database: Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies provides one-page descriptions of peer-reviewed research articles on language learning and teaching (OASIS)
Article: How to Empower Immigrant Families of Students With Disabilities (Edutopia)
Report: Pandemic Learning: Teachers Reported Many Obstacles for High-Poverty Students and English Learners As Well As Some Mitigating Strategies (U.S. Government Accountability Office)
Blog: Thinking Tasks: Ensuring MLLs Understand STEM Content (TESOL Blog)
Academic Article: Long-term English Learners: Untangling Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities (Contemporary School Psychology)
Article: Want to Support English-Learners? Prioritize SEL, New Study Finds (Education Week)

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