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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...

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...

What we stand to learn from the world’s largest English test
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Each year, the results from the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) are published as a benchmark f...

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...

Here’s how to get out of a teaching rut
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Sometimes, despite the best intentions, our teaching becomes a little lacklustre. The causes are var...

Nail that job: how to prepare for an interview over Skype
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Conducting job interviews over Skype is fast becoming more standard, especially for large companies ...

18 ways to ace your parent-teacher conferences
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Parent-teacher conference season is usually nervewracking for everyone. After all, in these short ti...

The A-Z of self-care for teachers: 26 tips to use today
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There are days where your lesson flops, headaches abound, you miss the bus, fight with a loved one, ...

15 must-remember tips for new language teachers
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Whether working in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, there’s one thing the teaching community has...

Here’s how to smash Monday morning blues
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Sunday night jitters in the last hours of the evening followed by a less than smiling start to the w...