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Tammy Gregersen

Tammy Gregersen

Oxford University Press

Abstract: Language teachers and students around the world are apprehensive about returning to the classroom after so many pandemic-driven months of staying at home and learning online. For many, this hiatus from the physical classroom has resulted in significant decreases in both learner and teacher wellbeing. This webinar explores individuals’ inner socio-emotional spaces and provides practical approaches to addressing the consequences of the prolonged periods of time teenagers and their teachers have spent away from face-to-face classrooms. Activities are provided for language teachers who are attempting to bring ‘normalcy’ back to in-person learning.

Bio: Tammy Gregersen, a professor of TESOL at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, received her MA in Education and PhD in Linguistics in Chile. First and foremost, though, she is a teacher. She is co-author, with Sarah Mercer on the new Oxford title, Teacher Wellbeing (2020) and with Peter MacIntyre, on Capitalizing on Language Learner Individuality and Optimizing Language Learners’ Nonverbal Communication in the Language Classroom. She is also a co-editor with Peter and Sarah Mercer of Positive Psychology in SLA and Innovations in Language Teacher Education. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and contributed numerous chapters in applied linguistics anthologies on individual differences, teacher education, language teaching methodology, positive psychology and nonverbal communication in language classrooms. She is passionate about exploring other cultures and has enjoyed the opportunities that participation in international conferences around the world and Fulbright scholar grants to Chile and Costa Rica have provided. Her favorite self-care activities are cycling, cross country skiing and binge-watching Dodo Youtube videos.

10:45 - 11:35

Nurturing Back-to-Class Resilience in High School Language Learners and Teachers

· High School