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Erin Walton

Erin is a writer and translator with experience teaching English in general and exam preparation settings. She lives in Chile and can usually be found above a keyboard, halfway through a book, or under the influence of too much caffeine.

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Simple strategies to keep your resolutions this academic year
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A new year. A blank page. (Or perhaps a clean whiteboard?) For some, the new year is incredibly insp...

23 teaching quotes to energize you this semester
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The semester is well and truly underway; bringing highs (student light bulb moments, a surprisingly ...

Why webinars are the new best way to advance your career
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If our great-grandparents could see how the workplace functions now, they would be agape. Sure, we’r...

Four ideas for project work in the language classroom
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Projects take students’ noses out of their workbooks and help them foster writing, speaking, listeni...

Your mini guide to surviving report card season
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When every teacher’s favorite time of year comes around – *eyeroll* – it’s tempting to melt into one...

Eight ways (and five videos) to teach homonyms
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One of the great things about learning a foreign language is discovering its quirks. Homonyms – word...

Teaching outside: what to consider (and five activities to try)
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Hands up who’s had a class (or a week!) full of students suffering from cabin fever. We thought so. ...

13 ways to use a voice recorder in class
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Previously only carried by reporters in press hats, thanks to smartphones, voice recorders are now i...

How to create excellent handouts – 10 tips
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The classic handout is one of teaching’s most used resources. But what makes a good handout? Here, E...

20 simple questions to evaluate your lesson
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Teachers usually have a gut feeling about their lessons. (Which may swing between commiserating over...

19 ways to challenge yourself as a teacher
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In education, we often talk about how to challenge our students—but what about ourselves as teachers...

10 tips for bigger, better productivity
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A teacher’s work is never complete: New lessons, students, semesters, years, and subjects continuall...