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Here’s what you need to thrive as a teacher this year
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The start of a new year, new semester—even a new week!—calls for a blank slate. This New Year, focus...

Reduce teacher stress with these 7 daily mindfulness tips
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Despite the trappings of modern life, it turns out our brains are still largely animal-like in the w...

Teacher interview series: Is a career in teacher-training for you?
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The education sector has many pathways for teachers. Here, we invited teacher-trainer Anne de Leon t...

Got an unmotivated student? Try these 12 tips
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No matter how cohesive the class, there’s usually one student who just isn’t, let’s say, feeling it....

Seven ways freelance teachers can create their own staffroom
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Flexible class times, varied work environments, and location independence are some of the benefits f...

How to prepare for a strong start to the school year
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We know the beginning of a new school year can be nerve-racking, but remember, it’s also a chance to...

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...

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...

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

How to write award-winning ELT materials
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Our academic team is no stranger to innovation – and now, our course book Fast Track 5 has been nomi...