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Between the Pauses: Tools for Supporting
Balanced Student Participation

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
author image of Rogers Walker

By ROGERS WALKER —A familiar sight for many teachers is the “quiet” student who avoids eye contact to escape being called upon to talk. Also familiar is the student who talks constantly and seems to view the class as a private tutorial with the teacher to the detriment of less assertive classmates. These issues represent
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Observation Journals: Inspiring ELLs
to Embrace a Life Worth Living

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of Patrick T. Randolph for spring 2017

By PATRICK T. RANDOLPH —I. Introduction The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. —William Carlos Williams It is all about noticing, observing, being aware of the countless ordinary and extraordinary moments that make up a day. This magic is reflected in the refreshing
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Phonetic Spelling Alphabet—
A Pronunciation
Lesson Plan

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
Ana Wu

By ANA WU —Level: Low and High-Beginning Time: 30-40 minutes Topic: Spelling Your Name Rationale: As students need to interact with native speakers of English and speakers of other languages, it is important that they spell out their names clearly, especially when dealing with law-enforcement officers, financial-institution customer services, and medical front-desk clerks. Learning Objectives:
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One Student’s Motivating Experience
at the OC Chapter Fall Workshop

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of Alissa Wolters

By ALISSA WOLTERS —The first time I heard about CATESOL was in a job interview. Usually, job interviews are the last place I would want to be caught off guard, and this was no different. Amid a series of questions regarding my teaching methodology, my future supervisor, Jennifer Nolasco, asked if I participated in or
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Updating your ESL Teaching Techniques
With the Latest in Technology

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
Femia Scarfone

Orange County Chapter to Host Spring Workshop By FEMIA SCARFONE —The CATESOL Orange County Chapter will be hosting a full-day Spring Workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at North Orange County Community College District’s Anaheim Campus, 1830 West Romneya Drive in Anaheim. The chapter is featuring a brand-new format in which participants can choose to
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IE Chapter Celebrates Chinese New Year

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
author image of Robert Orozco

By ROBERT OROZCO —On January 28, the Inland Empire Chapter hosted its Chinese New Year Celebration Gathering, which involved multiple interactions with dozens of TESOL students and teachers from the Inland Empire and beyond. As the guests entered the room, with its ambience of Chinese New Year decorations such as paper lanterns, traditional Chinese New
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The Year of the Rooster: Food, Drink, and TESOL

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
The Inland Empire Chapter celebrates the Year of the Rooster at its Chinese New Year party.

 



Know Your Score … Card

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
image of CATESOL President Sydney Rice

By SYDNEY RICE with KATHY WADA —According to dictionary.com, success is defined as “the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.” If we apply this definition to education, we notice two distinct pieces. The first is gaining a degree or certificate. The second is accomplishing what a student, individually,
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My Name, My Identity

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of Judith O'Loughlin

By JUDITH O’LOUGHLIN —What’s in a name? Each of our names is tied to our identity, our family history, our culture, our language and, essentially, who we are. When you pronounce students’ names accurately, you are acknowledging and respecting each of the students in your classroom. Your classroom, your school, and your community of learners
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State Budget Update: Proposals Address Decline in Revenue

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
thumbnail of legislative advocate Jeff Frost

By JEFF FROST —Budget Overview On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2016-2017 budget proposals. The governor began his press conference by reporting that state revenue collections over the past six months indicate the “tide has begun to turn.” More specifically, while state revenues continue to increase, “the trajectory of General Fund revenue growth”
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