We’ve all had the same experience; you need to find the perfect resource for tomorrow’s lesson. You google your topic and find thousands of possibilities. You start examining each one, but nothing is quite right, and so you continue looking, maybe the next one will be better. Before you know it, an hour or more has gone by, and you still haven’t found exactly what you need.
Stop searching now! What you really need is the
TESL Ontario Directory of Best Practice Resources. The Directory is filled with hundreds of ready-to-use resources that have been carefully selected by practicing teachers to meet the needs of busy ESL professionals. The Directory of Best Practice Resources contains materials from across Canada (and the US), which have been vetted to meet best-practice criteria, including usefulness for PBLA classrooms. There are 24 topic areas including Citizenship, PBLA, Special Needs, Literacy, and even an Emergency toolkit for supply teachers, or an unexpected occasion when you are called on to cover for a colleague.
The Directory was launched at the TESL Ontario Conference last year. It was designed for a variety of ESL needs, including settlement programs, English for Academic Purposes, online learning, administrators, and CLARS personnel. This year, you are invited to attend a hands-on workshop, so BYOD – bring your own device - and prepare to get acquainted with the Directory of Best Practice Resources, an invaluable tool for your teaching practice. The workshop is scheduled for Thursday November 1, from 11:20AM -12:20PM. We look forward to working with you and hearing your feedback.