TESOL 2019 Highlights: Ideas and Questions to Consider

Many TESOL sessions deserve a full summary, but the sheer volume of take-away is too much to capture in the context of this blog. At this point, I’d like to give a shout-out to knowledgeable presenters who made sure attendees walked away with at least one golden nugget to apply to their teaching. I thank…

TESOL 2013 Highlights – Day 2 – Part 2

Subconsciously Held Bias: Exposing the Myth of Racial Colorblindedness. Aram deKoven of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire was Friday’s keynote speaker. Dr. deKoven focused on how people, including experienced educators, have biases, many of which are used subconsciously to interpret situations.  A quick vocabulary activity demonstrated how our minds are wired to make associations. Dr….