Following are TESOL Connections articles related to professional development, starting from Volume 2, Issue 1 (January 2024). For older articles, please check out the TESOL Connections archives.
Home-School Partnerships: Changing How We Engage
To shed light on effective strategies for home-school partnerships, Hetal Ascher chats with Dr. Lorena Mancilla, associate director for K–12 partnerships and policy at Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. Learn how to put Dr. Mancilla's expertise and experience into practice.
Pooling Pedagogical Resources: Building Digital Libraries
Enhance teacher collaboration among teams that aren't always within reach of each other: Learn how to build a tailored digital library to collect and share your best teaching materials. The authors share the apps and tools they used to create and update the digital library, as well as how they easily trained their remote teachers to make the most of it.
Equipping Your Classroom With Low-Resource EdTech Tools
Technology plays a pivotal role in today's English language classroom, but it's clear that a digital divide exists and teachers may be working with limited access to technological tools, training, and internet connectivity. Read on for practical, innovative strategies for incorporating accessible technology into your students’ learning experiences.
Finding Success in the ELT Freelance Industry
The benefits of freelance work include increased flexibility, the ability to explore new paths, and a chance for professional growth and development. Yet, there are inherent challenges. In this article, the author shares advice she's learned in more than a decade of freelancing on how to venture into freelancing—successfully.
Building Stronger School-Family Partnerships: A Culture of Care
Many, if not all, of us are familiar with the African proverb that says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, sometimes that village is quite a challenge for teachers to handle! In times when information gets home before the child has even crossed the door, how can we build bridges so that parent-teacher organizations (PTOs) do not become battlefields?
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How Can I Build Rapport With My Multicultural Students?
TESOL Board of Directors member Kisha Bryan shares five practical tips in response to the reader question: My ELs are from a number of different cultures. How can I build rapport with them when I don't speak their language or know that much about their cultures?