What does Michael Jordan have to do with teaching English?

Absolutely nothing but his quote about “never say never” applies to everything in life.

When I left ESL teaching last December after 20 years, I believed that I would never ever return.  I felt that I lost my passion, creativity and to be honest, felt unchallenged.  It was better to move aside and make room for teachers who felt the way I did years earlier.

At the end of July, I finished teaching two online post-secondary level courses.  Then in August, I realized that I was bored.  It seemed like a long wait until September before my new courses would start.  Even though I had a few things to do (like getting my son ready to go off to university, and preparing for a 2 week assignment in Guyana), I was restless.

A few weeks ago I read a guest blog post by Chris Rush  http://elenamutonono.com/2016/07/14/teaching-online/   Chris wrote about the great success he has had by teaching online using a platform called italki.  My...

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