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Back-to-School Special Issue: August 2023
Deciphering AI Speak: A Primer for English Language Educators
by Joshua M. Paiz and Ilka Kostka
This article offers a simple guide to some common words and ideas surrounding AI so that you can better educate your multilingual learners this school year. Read More
10 ELT Must-Haves for the First Day of School
by Kristen Lindahl
The first days of a new instructional cycle are crucial to setting the tone and pace for the teaching and learning that follow. Here's a helpful checklist to ensure you're ready!
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4 Strategies to Make Your Push-In Model Effective
by Eman Magableh
Try these low-prep strategies, with an example lesson plan, to make the best of the limited instructional time provided in English language push-in models. Read More
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Rotating Reading Stations for Building Literacy
by TESOL International Association
Rotating stations offer both flexible learning spaces and student choice, which promotes active learning, independence, and engagement, as well as increasing students’ intrinsic motivation to learn. This free, downloadable activity utilizes Microsoft Learning Accelerators within a 5E instructional approach (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate) to nurture literacy skills and learning autonomy. Read More
Ask a TESOL Leader: "What advice would you give a starting English language teacher?"
by Mawa Samb
TESOL Board of director member Mawa Samb responds to the reader question: "What advice would you give a starting English language teacher?" Through anecdotes acquired over many years of experience as an instructor, a teacher trainer, a consultant, and an association leader, Mawa shares five tips for new teachers of multilingual learners of English. Read More
Association News
New! Social-Emotional Learning Workshop: In this 7.5-hour live workshop starting on 7 August, you’ll be equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to practice self-care and be confident in implementing social-emotional learning (SEL) in your teaching spaces to support and benefit your students. Get 20% off of the workshop when you purchase the SEL bundle!
Save the Date for TESOL ELevate: Join your primary and secondary English language teaching colleagues worldwide for TESOL ELevate (24–25 October), a unique and interactive online 2-day event where you can elevate your knowledge and expertise in critical ELT areas.
Call for Submissions: TESOL Press is preparing the second edition of The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners: Grades K–12 and would like to add vignettes and case studies about the implementation of The 6 Principles. Cases at the elementary level are still needed.
TESOL Awards Now Open: TESOL members have access to numerous awards and grants that honor excellence in service to the field and research. TESOL Awards are now open for applications.
Visit the New myTESOL: TESOL members can now log in and start exploring the new and improved myTESOL! We’ve made it easier and more fun to join communities, connect and interact with colleagues, get advice and discover resources, and find events and learning opportunities.
Ask a TESOL Leader: Do you have a question about professional development? Advocating for your students? Or anything else related to the ELT profession? TESOL leadership is here to help! Email your question to tc@tesol.org with the subject line "Ask a TESOL Leader". Selected questions will be featured in an issue of TC, with guidance from a TESOL leader with knowledge and experience pertaining to your question.
Opinion: 3 Educators Offer Their Best Ideas for Starting the Year Off Right (Education Week)
Article: Preparing Families for the New School Year (Edutopia)
Blog: 3 Easy and Engaging Icebreakers for World Languages Classes (Carnegie Learning)
Video & Article: Roundtable: Best practices for teaching English learners how to read (EdSource)
Blog: Terminology Matters: What Do You Call Your (English) Learners? (TESOL Blog)
Blog: The pros and cons of homework for English language learners (Cambridge University Press)
Article: Getting ‘Unstuck’: Strategies for Mid-Career International Education Professionals—And the Leaders Who Support Them (International Educator)

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