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TESOL Zip Guides

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TESOL Zip Guides provide essential information, strategies, and tips related to current topics in English language teaching in a compact, easy-to-use format.



SEL Zip Guide CoverSocial-Emotional Learning for English Language Learners

With an increasing need to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into the classroom and a lack of SEL resources tailored to English language educators, TESOL has developed this compact and easy-to-use six-panel zip guide. In this guide, English language educators will find information on the six fundamentals of social-emotional learning for English learners, practical applications for social-emotional language and literacy learning for English learners, strategies for English learners to flourish, and valuable tips and activities. The guide is organized by the six fundamentals of SEL, which are based on CASEL’s five competencies and TESOL’s 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners. This is the only SEL quick resource guide available that is tailored to the English language teaching field and is contributing to filling the existing gap of SEL in English language education.


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Essentials for Engaging Families of English Learners

This compact and easy-to-use six-panel resource for English language educators working with Kindergarten through adult English learners. The guide presents the six fundamentals for engaging, building, and sustaining lasting partnerships with families of English learners, practical applications for educators to engage families as partners, strategies for English learners' families to flourish, and valuable tips and activities for English language educators to start using right away. This much-needed quick reference guide is the only publication designed specifically to help English language professionals develop partnerships with families of their learners and empower families to have a voice in their child's education.


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Advocating for English Learners

The goal of advocacy for English learners is social justice; through advocacy, we can improve all students’ educational outcomes and life chances. TESOL Zip Guide: Advocating for English Learners is a compact and easy-to-use six-panel resource for English language educators working with kindergarten through adult English learners. The guide presents the five fundamentals needed to advocate for English learners in the classroom and school, strategies and guidance for community advocacy, tips for keeping an asset framework and taking immediate advocacy action, and suggestions for how to bring advocacy-focused assignments into TESOL teacher preparation.