July 2016 archive

When the Student Becomes the Teacher

By NNETESOL Board Member Heidi Western The bell rang and the students filed out after what had been a rather mundane lesson on using comparative language to discuss the electromagnetic spectrum.  I sat at my desk intently making notes to better our next class. Mirkesh sidled up to my desk and with his characteristic grin and impish gestures pointed to the guitar case …

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Troubling Times and Connections to Immigrant and New American Communities

By NNETESOL President, Cynthia Reyes On behalf of the NNETESOL organization, I am writing to acknowledge the tragic and deeply troubling events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas.  These events sadden all of us.  In addition to destroying lives, they undermine confidence in the strength building that we, as teachers, do on a daily …

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Student Voice and Immigrant Experiences

By Cynthia Reyes, NNETESOL President, Reporting from the International Student Voice Conference (Burlington, VT), July 7, 2016  It’s Day 2 of the July 6-8 International Student Voice and Partnership Conference at the University of Vermont, and while my brain feels overloaded and I am saturated with information, it has me thinking both about the possibilities and the challenges of …

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Call for Contributions: Creative Writing For English Language Learners

TESOL International is currently seeking submissions for its forthcoming volume New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing for the ELL Community. The deadline for contributions is October 1, 2016. If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please click here to see the guidelines and send your article to the co-editors, Patrick T. Randolph …

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