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...
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...
04
JAN
2019

Implementing Content-Based Language Instruction in your Classroom

I hope you’ll join me for a webinar on Implementing Content-Based Language Instruction in your Classroom. It is sponsored by the English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State. This webinar will focus on the needs of teachers using content-based language...
23
FEB
2018

ELTpics: A Digital Picture File for English Language Teachers

As teachers, we oftenwant to use images in our own classrooms. Although the Internet is full of wonderful pictures, it can sometimes be a challenge to find just the right picture that is also free of copyright restrictions. When I was first starting out in the field, about 35...
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...
16
OCT
2017

TESOL Board of Directors

I’m a candidate in the fall 2017 election for TESOL’s Board of Director’s. I’d love your support. Check out this catchy video, or read my remarks below. [Update: November, 2017. Thanks for your support everyone. I was elected and will serve on the TESOL Board from March...
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...
13
JUL
2015

Thoughts on TESOL Interest Sections

I’ve been appointed to chair a task force for the TESOL International Association to look at how Interest Sections work within the association. I’ve often thought that these special interest groups are part of the heart and soul of how we work as an organization. But there are...
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...
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