TESOL Planner’s social networking platform provides a dedicated space for language educators to connect, discuss, and share ideas. To help this happen, an account with TESOL Planner provides the following things:
Once you create an account with TESOL Planner, you’ll be able to log in to your user dashboard. From your dashboard, you can search TESOL Planner’s resources, view our latest posts, access your notifications, manage any courses you take with TESOL Planner, join groups and forums, connect with other teachers, and share documents and ideas.
You can create your own profile and add a profile picture, cover photo, and information if you like. You are not required to add these things, and you do have some control over the privacy settings of your profile. Your profile must adhere to the Community Guidelines outlined in the next section.
You can join existing groups and also create new groups. New groups must relate to language education in some way, or they will be marked as spam and deleted by admin. Interactions within the groups must adhere to the Community Guidelines outlined in the next section.
TESOL Planner groups include discussion forums. Forum topics allow educators to connect, discuss relevant topics, and share resources and ideas. User-created forum topics must relate to language education or teacher networking in some way or they will be marked as spam and deleted by admin. Interactions on the forums must adhere to the Community Guidelines outlined in the next section.
TESOL Planner’s social network is a community of professionals who come together to connect, share ideas, and learn from each other. By creating an account with TESOL Planner, you agree to the following community guidelines. If you do not agree to abide by these rules, then you should not create an account. If you violate these guidelines, then your account may be deleted by admin.
Respect: This is a social network of professional educators coming together to share ideas. Although you are welcome to engage in discussions that at times may include professional disagreements and various opinions, we ask that you strive to keep your interactions professional and courteous. Personal attacks, racist or xenophobic comments, bullying, and cyber trolling are not permitted on the discussion forums or groups. Accounts that perpetuate such behavior will be marked for deletion.
Open Source: TESOL Planner is a proponent of resource sharing that helps provide open educational resources for teachers to use in their classes. Such sharing helps teachers in their planning and also helps to reduce material costs to students. Any content such as handouts, documents, or ideas that you share publicly to TESOL Planner will be licensed under the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA. Learn more about this under the section: “Licensing of TESOL Planner’s Free Content.” If you do not agree to these terms, then please do not publicly share content on TESOL Planner. This licensing does not include things shared in private messages or uploaded as a private document.
Intellectual Property: While sharing ideas and information on this network, we ask that you respect other people’s copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights that may already exist. Do not post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark. Please only post original content or content that is not subject to copyright law.
Authenticity: The purpose of this website is to provide quality teaching ideas and resources, professional development, and a place for language teachers to connect. To maintain a positive and professional environment, TESOL Planner takes an active role to remove spam accounts. Accounts identified to be spam will be deleted. Spam accounts are those with email addresses flagged as spam, profile descriptions written for the sole purpose of advertising something, and other suspicious activity that clutters the website and user experience.