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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...

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...