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Work-life balance has been a buzzword for quite some time now, and I can't stress enough how important in the teaching profession it is not to work. If you want to be healthy, efficient, good at your job and happy at the same time, you have to learn to let go. To stop and take a … Continue reading The Importance Of Being a Relaxed Teacher.
It's been a while since I posted an article, created a worksheet or did anything even resembling work. Why? I needed a reboot. I love my work, the creativity of it, the relationships with my students that it brings, BUT, in order to enjoy it all and to be able to create, invent and teach … Continue reading Holiday Is Over, Back To Work ESL Teacher!
Who doesn't like jelly beans? Most kids love them. Why not use that love for them in your classroom? I'm sure most of you know the naughty version of Jelly Beans- Bean Boozled. It is a game which features a spin wheel and 14 different flavours of the jelly beans. 7 of the flavours are … Continue reading Bean Boozled in ESL Classroom: A Funny Way to Warm Up, Engage And Motivate Your Students.
No matter how many times we tell our students to listen carefully, to pay attention, they ignore us too many times to ignore them. Sometimes, one example is better than giving orders, raising voice or inventing creative punishments. Our students want to be heard. We should learn to listen.
People love stories. 100 000 years ago, human language started to develop and our ancestors started to share stories. It is something we have encoded in us, something that dates back to those times when hunters sat around the fire, telling tales of bravery and reliving the moments of victory over the animals that … Continue reading The Power of a Story
I have four colleagues in our English department at our school and we have quite distinctive personalities. Naturally, each of us has a different approach to teaching. What sticks out the most, is the planner/spontaneous type of personality and various teaching methods and tools each of them employs. These personality types and the way they manifest in the work … Continue reading Planning And Improvising In Teaching