HOT ISSUES

  • How To ‘Pull’ Deeper Learning Through PBL

    Drew Perkins | June 7, 2019

    One criticism of constructivist, some might say progressive, education (and in particular PBL) is that it lacks ‘real content’ learning by students...

  • How Grow 19 Can Change Your Classroom or School Next Year

    Drew Perkins | June 7, 2019

    Many years ago I taught in a middle school across the hall from a math teacher named Jim who perennially joked as the students walked out his door on the last day of classes, “next year will be better.”...

  • 8 Reasons To Attend Teach Thought PBL Grow 19

    Drew Perkins | June 22, 2019

    We started this event two years ago to meet the increasing demand from individuals and groups around the world for an innovative, engaging, and powerful convergence of professional learning...

  • 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

    Terry Heick | November 16, 2018

    We recently offered a definition of project-based learning and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning. We also have looked at the difference between “doing projects” and project-based learning,various project-based learning resources, project-based learning apps, and offered ways for using an iPad in Project-Based Learning...

  • The Cognitive Bias Codex: A Visual Of 180+ Cognitive Biases

    Terry Heick | July 4, 2019

    Much like logical fallacies, cognitive biases can be viewed as either as causes or effects but can generally be reduced to broken thinking. Not all ‘broken thinking,’ blind spots, and failures of thought are labeled, of course. But some are so common that they are given names–and once named, they’re easier to identify, emphasize, analyze, and ultimately avoid...

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PROJECT RESEARCH CENTERS

English is the predominant language through which people communicate, connect and transact business in the emerging global community of the 21st century. The increased fluidity of international borders, the relative ease of travel and the growing global market presence have made the demand for quality English language programs and TESOL instructors higher than ever – both abroad and in the United States. Designed to offer a balance of current theory and practical experience in second language acquisition instructional methods, the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certificate will prepare you with foundational knowledge and real-world skills to effectively step into a career in TESOL. Courses provide a comprehensive study of core knowledge in the field, including aspects of linguistics and sociolinguistics, the structure of English, methodology of teaching and assessing English, literacy development, curriculum development and language assessment.

RESOURCES

  • More Than a Native Speaker: An Introduction to Teaching English Abroad, 3e

    In this newly updated Third Edition, learn step-by-step how to effectively teach English abroad. Gain valuable tips and resources for teaching in an unfamiliar educational system, working with students of varying ages and skill levels, and adapting to life in a different culture. 

  • Explaining English Grammar

    This is a book designed to help teachers understand English grammar and explain it to their students. Each chapter focuses on a problematic area, for example 'Articles', 'Conditionals', and 'Direct and indirect speech', and includes exercises for the reader and teaching ideas. 

  • English for Primary Teachers

    Mary Slattery and Jane Willis
    The book aims to build teachers' confidence in their ability to use English effectively, at the same time as providing advice and techniques for primary English teachers. The book is written in an accessible, easy-to-follow style and encourages a positive attitiude towards using English in the primary classroom. 

CONTRIBUTORS


Jessica Ginell Gilmer Mary Helen Andersen