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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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How personality frameworks improve your teaching
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Personality frameworks have been around for several decades, though personalities since the dawn of ...

11 classic games and why to use them in class
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“I really want to be bored witless,” said no student, ever.“I hope my students’ eyes glaze over in c...

Here’s how to get out of a teaching rut
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Sometimes, despite the best intentions, our teaching becomes a little lacklustre. The causes are var...

Nail that job: how to prepare for an interview over Skype
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Conducting job interviews over Skype is fast becoming more standard, especially for large companies ...

18 ways to ace your parent-teacher conferences
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Parent-teacher conference season is usually nervewracking for everyone. After all, in these short ti...

13 fail-safe icebreakers to use in class today
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At the start of a new semester, teachers around the world turn their attention to the very first cla...

Try these 8 classic board games in class
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Board games evoke memories of camping trips, power outages spent by candlelight at the kitchen table...

What to consider when teaching introverts
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Most teachers are aware of multiple intelligences theory and may have an interest in how personality...

The A-Z of self-care for teachers: 26 tips to use today
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There are days where your lesson flops, headaches abound, you miss the bus, fight with a loved one, ...

Why use podcasts in class (and 14 activities to try!)
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Authentic materials—written, audio, and video materials students come across in everyday life—can be...

6 ways to use video (that don’t require much prep)
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Just a few short years ago, language teachers would have fallen over backwards at today’s easy acces...

Your quick cheat-sheet of pair work activities
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Pair work is a much-loved, much-used teaching technique—and with good reason. It reduces teacher tal...