January 2021 Inside the Issue

Introducing ‘School’

Heidi Brumbaugh offers the next stage of gamification is to turn school into a game

Creating Community by Reading Aloud

Pam Allyn harnesses the power of story and reading aloud to bring us together


Education and technology experts share their predictions for the year ahead

A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

Okon Effiong describes efforts to boost professional development both by and for English language teachers from Africa

Safety First

Evan Abramson and Christine Burton suggest five online safety protocols every school district should be using

Humanizing Remote Learning Stacey Vanden Bosch argues that more instructional time in English is NOT the answer for immersion and dual language students learning remotely

Getting Real with Translation and Interpreting

Caitilin Walsh provides eleven resources to bring translation and interpreting to life in your online classroom

Grounding Educators through Testing

Jazzme Anin Blackwell explains how TOEFL’s new professional development course supports English language educators worldwide

Six Myths about Emergent Bilinguals

Carol M. Johnson and Doris Chávez-Linville reveal how the truth about these six myths is helpful not just for teachers of English learners but for all educators