DAVID SHECTMAN (UBON RATCHATHANI RAJABHAT)

THE TESOL SIX PRINCIPLES FOR EXEMPLARY TEACHING OF ENGLISH LEARNERS: PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE! : ELT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This workshop advocates the TESOL Six Principles of Exemplary Teaching of English Learners as a basis for in-service teachers to reassess and reinvigorate their classroom practice. After introducing the Six Principles, an interactive discussion examines which specific principles are particularly pertinent to Southeast Asian classrooms. Typical classroom pitfalls/difficulties encountered by educators when putting the Six Principles into practice are also identified, and the advice of workshop participants, ostensibly educators themselves, actively solicited (surreptitiously creating a living, breathing Community of Practice, aka Principle #6). This reflection, combined with additional questions from workshop attendees, concludes the presentation. 

David Shectman is currently the English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State at Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University. He earlier worked as Director of Education at a private school in Budapest and helped oversee an innovative bilingual elementary program in conjunction with ELTE University and the Hungarian Education Ministry.