Patrice Palmer, M.Ed., M.A., TESL

I help ESL/EFL teachers develop their skills through instructional coaching, free teaching materials/resources and blogs, and strategies to monetize transferrable/professional skills.

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Latest Blog Posts

Why teachers and students should know about deep work and attention residue

Have you heard of “deep work or attention residue”?  I recently had a discussion...

Oct 10, 2016

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Why you should care about self-care

Exactly one year ago, I decided to leave classroom teaching after 20 years. My decision was ...

Oct 08, 2016

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Are your students fluent in Two Truths and a Lie?

When I saw this question on Walton Burns' website, it made me pause and reflect on what it must b...

Oct 04, 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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