Weekly Wisdom from 20 Years in the TESL Trenches* *trench (n) a place where most of the action happens

Coming Clean: Mental Health Issues in ELT

Update on last week's blog post - Why Students' Cell Phones belong in a Shoe Bag! https...

Feb 19, 2017

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Why Students' Cell Phones belong in a Shoe Bag!

Are cell phones a problem in your classroom?  Do you find that students are easily distracte...

Feb 17, 2017

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Chris Kelly's Biggest Surprise as a Teacher in China

As teachers, we are always proud of our students when they are successful. Being an instructional...

Feb 08, 2017

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Why teaching tolerance is needed now more than ever

I had another blog post prepared for this week but I felt that it wasn't appropriate given the ev...

Feb 02, 2017

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Why colouring is not just for kids!

On my last birthday, I received a wonderful book from my friend Ray. It wasn't a typica...

Jan 29, 2017

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What I learned from my burn-out as a teacher

"Self-Care is so important. You cannot serve from an empty vessel". Eleanor Brownn. "I love this...

Jan 21, 2017

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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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