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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...

9 tips for positive classroom behaviour in young learners
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Ever looked at your young learners and wondered if you’ve been dropped into a cage of monkeys? Natur...

4-part holiday season lesson plan: speaking and grammar
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Get your class feeling the holiday cheer with this lesson combining a couple of Christmas themed act...

The unconventional guide to testing your students’ English
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Do you have students who think English tests are a simple stamp of approval at the end of a course? ...

Five things students can learn from an English test
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English tests are not an aim in and of themselves, although they’re sometimes treated as if they wer...

Grammar recap: Intro to gerunds and infinitives
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As students become more proficient in English, they inevitably begin focusing on some of the trickie...

What teaching today means: Six reflections
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Much has changed since teaching came to be.From individual mentorship to lectures in huge auditorium...

Seven games to play with your teens (that they’ll actually love)
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While teenagers have a talent for looking at the adults in their lives with keen suspicion, it’s a s...

Even more outdoor activities (to enjoy that great weather!)
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When spring rolls around you can practically hear everyone’s better mood. Warmer, longer days make f...

Six super-flexible vocabulary guessing games
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Because there will never not be vocabulary to practice, these quick activities are perfect for anyti...

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...

Great activities to prep in 5 minutes or less
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Do you wish you had more time to prep for your lessons? Or not known how to fill an unexpected bit o...