*trench (n): the place where all the action or work happens


I love to write and share my wisdom from so many rewarding years in the TESL trenches!  

My weekly blogs posts feature:

  • information about teaching and learning issues
  • guest posts/ interviews with teachers
  • links to online resources
  • and ends with a "weekly smile" in the form of a English teaching cartoon

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 Teacher, Ontario, Canada

“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 Instructor, China

“ 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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