02
APR
2021

Using images effectively in language teaching

Join me on Friday, April 16th for a talk as part of the Virtual Round Table. Here’s the topic: An effective way to engage our students more deeply with the content of language-learning classes is through the use of photographs and images. In this interactive webinar we will...
07
SEP
2020

Improving testing and assessment in our programs

I’m looking forward to giving one of the keynote talks at Oxford Day Online, a virtual professional development event, taking place online on Saturday, November 7th.  My talk is called Improving Testing and Assessment in our Programs. And this talk will be given as part of...
13
JUN
2020

Teaching in Challenging Times

I’m looking forward to giving the keynote at the 2020 Northern New England TESOL Conference.  This event will be held online on Saturday, November 7th. NNETESOL brings together English language professionals from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine for a day of networking, sharing,...
08
NOV
2019

Register for TESOL 2020 in Atlanta

I hope to see you all at the TESOL 2020 Convention and Expo.  This year’s conference will be held in Denver, Colorado from March 31-April 3.  Register now to get early-bird prices and be sure to grab a hotel now while the less expensive venues are still available.  Here’s the...
04
SEP
2019

Work for the U.S. Department of State

I had a terrific time working for the U.S. Department of State giving teacher-training workshops in Vietnam and Cambodia and speaking at the Cambodia TESOL conference. I’m delighted that they’ve selected me to be a “featured” English language specialist....
06
FEB
2019

Upcoming talks in Cambodia and Vietnam

I’m looking forward to a series of talks and workshops in Cambodia from February 13-17 and in Vietnam from February 20-24. This series is sponsored by the English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State. I am especially excited about delivering the opening plenary...
14
DEC
2017

Who else wants more engaging conference presentations?

Have you had the experience of attending professional conferences where you experienced death by PowerPoint—a presentation in which the person at the front of the room has too much text on too many slides. Often, the presenter then proceeds to read to the audience everything that...
04
JAN
2017

Surviving and Thriving in the IEP Accreditation Process

This January, my colleage Bruce Rindler and I will be speaking at the EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference in Monterey, CA. Our talk is on surviving and thriving in the IEP accreditation process. I put together a brief video to give a sense of what we’ll be...
09
NOV
2016
Global Education Conference

Join me for the online Global Education Conference

As the leadership of TESOL and NAFSA have pointed out, In the face of challenging times it is important for us to remember why we do what we do and to live up to our ideals of a global professional community. Our society and our world desperately need people who can bridge...
15
APR
2016
The Wizard of Oz goes to TESOL

The Wizard of Oz: A TESOL Tale

This spring marked the 50th anniversary of the TESOL International Association. The convention in Baltimore was sprinkled with various celebrations of the big event. One such celebration was a musical production, The Wizard of Oz: A TESOL Tale.  In this retelling of the Wizard of...
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