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Volume 26 Issue 1

Welcome, everyone to Volume 26, Issue 1 of Explorations in Teacher Development!

The issue opens with an article from Brian Rugen that uses his reflection on the experiences of his teacher education students to make a case for how teacher educators can help students in their programs identify and make use of role models for their own development of teacher

Following this is a reflective piece by James W. Porcaro on how he sees and dare I say, revels in his work as a teacher at the sprightly age of 74. This is James W. Porcaro’s tenth reflective piece published in ETD, and we look forward to receiving more in the future.

Next is a transcript of the interview that TD SIG Coordinator Matthew Turner conducted with
Curtis Kelly of JALT’s Mind, Brain, and Education SIG at the PANSIG conference in 2019. It’s an interesting read about what the Mind, Brain, Education SIG does, how it engages its members, and how it supports their development as teachers.

Finally, we have two articles that come from pieces at the TD-CUE SIG Forum at JALT 2018. Nicole Moskowitz presents three activities for engaging students learning both English and Japanese as second/foreign languages in the same classroom, with some thoughts about
why these activities were successful with those populations.

Tim Murphey guides us through the ways in which he scaffolds the development of learner autonomy in his classroom and help his students become agents of their own learning.

If you are a TD SIG member but did not receive this issue by email, please get in contact with us. This issue will be made publicly available upon publication of the next issue.


  • A Pedagogical Mythology for Possible Selves – Brian Rugen
  • Reflections at 74 at the Chalkface – James W. Porcaro
  • An interview with Curtis Kelly – Matthew Turner
  • Three Activities for Teaching Both ESL and JSL Students in the Same Class – Nicole Moskowitz
  • Three Stages for Scaffolding a Culture of Agency & Autonomy “To Save the World” – Tim Murphey