That Morning Coffee

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From Steve’s Chronicles, Entry #4

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Steve had no friends, but it never presented any problems to him. He always lived his life for himself, not caring about others and what they think. Every day for him was a party. He had no one to impress, no one’s ass to kiss, and no one to fear. …Read more »

From Steve’s Chronicles, Entry #3

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After having gained a few pounds from the sedentary life Steve had led, he decided to go out one morning for a run. As he jogged in the park behind his apartment building, he realized life wasn’t going to treat him any differently than usual. …Read more »

From Steve’s Chronicles, Entry #2

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Steve didn’t know he was beginning a journey into darkness when he quit his job. All he knew was relief from knowing he no longer had to answer to his old boss. For a few surreal days, his fears and uncertainties …Read more »

From Steve’s Chronicles, Entry #1

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Steve hated his job for a very long time. He always wanted to quit his job, but never quite found the right time to do it. For six years he waited for the opportunity to come. He always pictured that opportunity as …Read more »

Get Creative!

Have you ever looked at a lesson or a grammar book and thought ‘how on earth can we get through this without having a snore fest?’ Having taught many different ESL books, I’ve come to learn that teaching is 20% material and curriculum and 90% ingenuity and effort. Although I may be mathematically challenged, I absolutely meant 120% because teaching requires that extra ‘umph’. …Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Your Teaching

With the teaching industry being in constant development, keeping up can be very challenging for some of us. We, as teachers, try to always be more creative, more interesting and more professional in our classrooms. But how does one go about doing this? Hopefully, this article will answer the question. …Read more »

How to Deal with Vocabulary Queries

Students love asking questions, and as teachers we enjoy helping them out and answering all their queries; however, this may not always be in the students’ best interest. Take vocabulary queries for example. How many times have you been asked about the meaning of a word in a class? Do you answer all vocabulary queries immediately? If your answer is yes, then you’re just allowing your students to be lazy and dependent. However, if you let them work on the

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