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Create Your Own Leveled Readers

Brent Warner
Brent Warner

As English language teachers, we often struggle with finding the right articles or reading materials for our classes, and when we finally do find something that matches our content needs, we then realize that the lexile level may be right … Continue reading

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Figuring out the frequency of two word verbs

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

The December 2011 TESOL Quarterly contains a wonderful study by Dilin Liu analyzing the frequency of phrasal verbs across several corpora. This is a really useful article for teachers and materials writers, with lots of great information in it and … Continue reading

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Lesson planning

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

How much time do you spend preparing your lessons in advance? Are you a planner? Or do you like to let the lesson take its own course? As a young student teacher I learned how to carefully plan my lessons. … Continue reading

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Class Chemistry

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

Have you ever taught a class that just never seemed to come together? Or one in which the students all worked together really well? Do you think that classes have their own personalities? I first learned about the concept of … Continue reading

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Classroom Horror Stories

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

We’ve been having a heat wave in Vermont, in the northeastern United States where I live. The temperature has reached 95° F (35° C). It’s actually hotter here than it was in Saudi Arabia when I visited in the spring. … Continue reading

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What Teachers Inspired You?

Joe McVeigh
Joe McVeigh

One of my most memorable teachers was a high school English teacher. Thomas Donovan had been teaching for nearly forty years and was in his sixties when I had him as a 14-year-old student. He was what today we would … Continue reading

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Teacher Burn Out

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Susan Prevost

I’m hoping that someone will address this topic at the conference, either on its own or within a larger scope. Corporations and entrepreneurs address it, and we should too. How do we reinvigorate ourselves sufficiently to remain excited about out … Continue reading

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How Did You Get Started Teaching English?

Brock Brady
Brock Brady

How Did You Get Started Teaching English? If you’re ever making small talk with a group of TESOLers and you need an inspiration for something to say, that’s not a bad line. I think almost everyone will have an immediate … Continue reading

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