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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...

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...

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...

Why this one habit can transform your teaching
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As the semester comes to a close, your mind may have already turned to long lunches, beach holidays,...

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...

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...

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 ...

Why webinars are the new best way to advance your career
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If our great-grandparents could see how the workplace functions now, they would be agape. Sure, we’r...