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, and professional development. More information and a link to the registration form is here. My bit is from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching in Challenging Times
Teaching is hard enough on its own without the added stresses of dealing with public health concerns, keeping students safe, and dealing with the technology and extra work required to handle hybrid and remote classes. In this interactive talk, we will examine some concepts to help us deal with added stresses; look at some ways of encouraging and developing ourselves and our students; and review some classroom activities to promote student learning, interaction, motivation, and well-being.