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...
10
SEP
2014

Building intercultural competence in young learners

At TESOL in Portland in March 2014, I was part of a panel that discussed issues of raising intercultural awareness for young learners. A synthesis of my talk is now available as an article from the newsletter of TESOL’s Applied Linguistics Interest Section. Here’s the...
07
MAR
2014

Upcoming Presentations at TESOL in Portland

Will you be at the TESOL Convention in Portland. If, so, I hope to see you there. Come and find me at one of the following presentations.   The Next Generation of Challenges in Authoring Thursday  3/27   1:00pm   CC B113 Christina Cavage, Nick Robinson, Lynn Bonesteel, Sarah...
07
OCT
2013
Student reading

Three principles for teaching reading

In preparing our textbooks in the Q: Skills for Success series, my co-author Jenny Bixby and I have done a lot of research into effective methods of teaching reading. We’ve developed a few conference presentations on the subject. (You can download some slides here, or some...
08
MAR
2013

Culture, publishing, strategic planning

Hi, everyone.  Here’s a short audio greeting and summary of upcoming presentations at TESOL in Dallas. I hope to see many of you there.  Here’s where you can find me at the conference. Check back at the end of the week for links to presentation slides and handouts....