The TESOL Teacher of the Year Award was created by TESOL and NationalGeographic Learning to recognize and pay tribute to exceptional English language teachers at all levels. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to create a supportive and encouraging learning environment by providing quality language instruction based on well-articulated theory, philosophy, educational research, and best practices. Any English language teacher who has been a classroom teacher for a minimum of three years, and is not a previous recipient of this award, is eligible to apply; applicants are not required to be members of TESOL International Association. The winner will receive $1,000, free one-year TESOL membership, free registration for the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo the year of the award, plus three nights’ hotel and round-trip airfare, $250 voucher for the TESOL Bookstore, and more.
Deadline: July 19, 2020, for applications and letters of recommendation
Cash-strapped teachers know that grants can bring much-needed monies into the classroom to enhance learning experiences and engage students. But teachers often lack the time to prepare and write grant applications. Incorporating the grant application process into your classroom is a viable solution.
Each year we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in 2020.
In response to requests for recommendations of antibias children’s books, Social Justice Books has launched the Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk video series. Each episode walks viewers through a synopsis of the book, relevant resources, and four to five key points from an antibias, critical literacy perspective.