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January 2023
Reducing Learner Anxiety With 5 Mindfulness Techniques
by Saghar Leslie Naghib
Try these mindfulness techniques to help normalize conversations about stress and anxiety, and to promote a classroom space that prioritizes well-being. Read More
Creating Differentiated Content for Mixed-Level Courses
by Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas and Donette Brantner-Artenie
Learn how creating parallel materials for multiple proficiency levels can be an effective and beneficial approach to teaching mixed-level classes. Read More
Collaborative Reading in a Virtual World
by Lin Zhou and Natalya Watson
Engage and motivate your students by creating a virtual space for them to work together—one where they feel comfortable discussing, annotating, and exploring complex texts.  Read More
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Meet the 2023 TESOL Bloggers

The 2023 TESOL bloggers are English language professionals with decades of combined experience, and they each have unique perspectives and stories to share—across all contexts and levels—to help you improve your teaching, better your student outcomes, and discover a little more about yourself and your journey. Learn about your TESOL bloggers, including their favorite posts, what other blogs they read often, and where you can find them on social media. Read More

TESOL Board Connect: New Year Reflections
by Graciela Martin

TESOL Board of Directors member Graciela Martin takes time at the beginning of the new year to reflect on her years as a leader in TESOL, including the exciting journey of emotions and learning she's had while on the board. She shares how her role has helped her develop an understanding of nonprofit operations, given her opportunities to problem solve and think strategically, and also provided her with many challenges to confront—and learn from. Read More

Association News
Register by 1 March to Save on TESOL 2023: Connect with colleagues worldwide at the 2023 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo—the largest ELT learning and networking event. Hosted in Portland, Oregon, USA, 21–24 March and virtually 3–4 April 2023.
New From TESOL Press: Transforming Practices for the English as a Foreign Language Classroom. Discover ways in which teachers interpret and innovate research findings into actual classroom practice to create positive classroom transformations.
TESOL Statement: TESOL Supports U.S. Bipartisan Adult Education WORKS Act
Article: The Future Looks Like Community (International Educator)
Blog: 1-Word New Year’s Resolutions for ELT (TESOL Blog)
Free Webinar Recording: Power, Identity, and Language: Implications for Asset-Based Instruction for Students From Culturally, Socially, and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (Center for Applied Linguistics)
Article: Digital Multimodal Composition in the Second-Language Classroom (English Teaching Forum)
Blog: 6 Ways to Gamify Your English Classroom (Cambridge University Press)
Free Academic Article: “You don't actually experience it until you're actually in it”: A Translanguaging Simulation for Preservice Teachers (TESOL Journal)
Blog: Top 8 PD Topics for English Language Teachers in 2022 (TESOL Blog)
Article: 4 Ways to Build Social-Emotional Skills for English Learners (Education Week)

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