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Why our Students Could Benefit from Checklists

Welcome to my blog post - Weekly Wisdom from 20 Years in the TESL Trenches. Thank you to all...

Jan 12, 2017

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How to Make a Difference as a New Teacher: Kay Bennett`s Story

One of the reasons that I like social media so much is because of the connections I have made wit...

Jan 03, 2017

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Why everyone needs a "Ray"!  

Exactly one year ago today, I left my job as an ESL teacher after 20 years (including 7 incredibl...

Dec 07, 2016

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Winter Lyn Cohen, Program Manager of Con Ed (TESL), Kennesaw State University

“Today I linked to your blog and found several helpful tips for our trainees. With your permission, may I share the Top 5 Mistakes New Teachers Make with our externship group? I think it would be so valuable! I will also be passing along your blog to my instructors in the course. Thank you for this fresh and insightful resource!”

Bill Vastis, ESL Instructor

“I just wanted to write and say a very sincere thank you for all that you share in terms of free resources as well as the wisdom and knowledge that you are passing on through your blog. I really enjoy reading your blog posts. Please continue your excellent work. ”

Tanya Bemboleta, English Teacher

“ I just wanted to tell you how helpful your posts have been for me. I received great student feed-back which has led to being offered an extension on my contract so I am in China another year. You have truly been a great help in terms of resources. Thank you.”

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