Critical Discussions

Critical Discussions: Best Practices to Foster Active Learning in Synchronous Online Classes

Evelin Suij-Ojeda. PhD, MA TESOL, MA Ed.

LITE Center PD Coordinator


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Here it goes…One more session to plan…All I can Continue reading

Planning and Pacing

Planning and Pacing

By: Professor Jennifer Hirashiki


Photo by Richard Duijnstee


Have you ever been in a class or meeting that has felt VERY long? We all have! But hopefully you have also experienced exciting classes that fly Continue reading

Interactive Presentations

Interactive Presentations

By: Professor Jennifer Hirashiki


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How do you engage students in your classes?  Do you incorporate interesting slides and embed questions in your presentations? When we make teaching slides for class, Continue reading

Game-based Learning: Kahoot

Game-based Learning: Kahoot!

By: Christa Bixby


Kahoot is a free game-based learning platform that is sure to increase engagement, incite competition, and bring out some smiles! Many educators use this application to reinforce concepts or preview students’ previous knowledge Continue reading

Using Google Tools

Using Google Tools

By Professor Jennifer Hirashiki


Google Tools have so many great features for having students work together. The ability to have multiple people working on a shared doc can really be an asset to classes both on-ground Continue reading

Group-work: Collaboration in Action

Group-work: Collaboration in Action

By Prof. Evelin Suij-Ojeda


These times are perfect for trying new strategies and techniques in our online classes (VCS). That is why I have decided to share with you a few tips and tricks that Continue reading

How to Put Together a Teaching Portfolio while Enrolled in an Online or Onsite TESOL Program to Take to Job Interviews

By Sheila Corwin and Jennifer Hirashiki

A professional teaching portfolio can be an extremely useful tool. It is a valuable record of your learning and teaching experiences and represents your study (and/or work) in English language teaching. It can also Continue reading

A Conference Designed by Teachers for Teachers

By Professor Christa Bixby

I vividly remember sitting in a massive theatre hall with over 3,000 educators attending yet another conference, and as I was listening to a seemingly never ending welcome speech (the third of the morning), I Continue reading

Maximizing Every Second of the Lesson: Warming Up Adult ELLs

By Thomas Tischler

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As both an administrator and an educator, there is nothing more that grinds my gears like observing a class that does not start on time because they are “… waiting Continue reading

The Importance of Corrective Feedback

By Sulaiman Jenkins (Professor – College of Education Westcliff University)

In order to achieve anything in life, we always measure ourselves and our performance against a certain standard. Success then is determined and measured by that standard and we are Continue reading