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More time management tips (from teachers who are rocking it!)
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Teaching: a constant balancing act between students’ needs, curricular requirements, greater institu...

How to avoid hitting the end-of-semester wall: 10 tips
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The new year has faded into just “the” year, marking and planning has taken its toll, there’s always...

Seven end-of-year steps to get into vacation mode
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As prepared as we may feel at some times of the year, there are certain other months that come as if...

Teaching in Chad was surprising. Here’s why (part 1)
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Teaching is a passion, they said,Teaching is a skill, they taught,But teaching must come from within...

6 reasons to consider traveling overseas with your students
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Does the idea of shepherding your class throughout international customs (and coming out of it in on...

10 reasons to go on a ’smart’ spring break
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If you’re a young teacher in today’s fast-paced world, you know that work doesn’t stop at the end of...

Want to teach in Australia? Consider this
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Sunny, check. International airports, check. Good coffee, check. Add in close travel proximity to As...

How (and why) to leave work at school
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How many evenings and precious weekends do you spend revisiting classes, ruminating over conversatio...

What to look for when choosing a TEFL course
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These days it’s no longer possible to be a native English speaker, complete a weekend course, and wa...

Are native English speaking teachers better?
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Some students and schools believe that the only good teacher is a Native English Speaking Teacher (s...

“The best place to study English”? It’s here
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“Where’s the best place to study English?” Now, that’s a big question without a definitive answer! A...

Why I chose to teach English in San Francisco
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When I first arrived in San Francisco, nearly a decade ago, I wandered around the Marina breathing i...