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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...

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....

Older and wiser: What I’d tell first-year teachers
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As recent graduates and intrepid career-changers take their first steps as teachers, we thought it w...

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...

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 ...

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...

Relearning the power of positive teaching
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While it’s been a long time since I read Yvonne Bender’s book “The power of positive teaching,” I do...

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...