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Laying the foundation of a successful school year
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As the new school year starts to unfold, both veteran and new teachers will face new challenges (or ...

Seven ways to use the summer to prepare for next semester
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For every teacher who returns exhausted and sunburned after the summer vacation, there’s another who...

Integrating Social Media into EFL Lessons: Enhancing Communication Skills and Presenting Language in Natural Use Situations
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Social media algorithms are specifically designed to present users with appealing and engaging conte...

The Importance of Building a Classroom Library: Creating a Reading Culture in the Classroom
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Books are powerful tools in language learning. They provide examples of authentic language and expos...

3 Activity Adaptations to Boost Student Participation in Class
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Active participation is what makes a class successful. Engaging in discussions, sharing thoughts and...

Fostering a Love for Reading: Strategies for Engaging Reluctant Readers
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One of the jobs of a teacher is to help reluctant readers find a passion for reading. This isn’t oft...

Nurturing a Growth Mindset in English Class: Encouraging Resilience and Perseverance
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There’s a story about a successful golfer. After he hit a hole in one, someone said to him: ‘I’ve ne...

The Power of Authentic Experiences: Incorporating Video into English Classes
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When we use language, we’re not just getting meaning from the words we hear. We also use visual cues...

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...

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...

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...

How to set and meet your teaching goals this year: 8 tips
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We, humans, love setting goals. The difficult thing is accomplishing them!How often have you decided...