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Being Open to Online Teaching

To say that the education field often undergoes change is an understatement. Many of the recent c...

Dec 02, 2016

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Do you have a book in you?

I had the pleasure of interviewing teacherpreneur Drew Smith.  I used to teach with Drew's m...

Nov 17, 2016

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What "brings out the best in you" as a teacher?

I am not sure if it was turning the clocks back one hour last weekend (resulting in darkness at 5...

Nov 11, 2016

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Bill Vastis, ESL Instructor

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Tanya Bemboleta, English Teacher

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