Teaching ESL when the World is out of Control

I have been wanting to share something with you, but… I was afraid to share it. Last week, I wrote the email, but I couldn’t click send. Because I was afraid my message would get misinterpreted as nothing more than doom and gloom. Then, however, I had a conversation with a teacher friend I haven’t heard from in a long, …

At the ELTons 2016

In early June, the ELTons award ceremony was generously put on by British Council and I was lucky enough to be there. (If you haven’t heard of the ELTons before, it’s an annual event that celebrates authors and material writers in a variety of areas. The categories for awards are Excellence in Course Innovation, Innovation in Learner Resources, Innovation in …

What I told this new online teacher…

8 September 2015 Today I talked with a teacher who wants to start up her own website — an independent platform that becomes her bread and butter. Ideally, something that can bring in enough to sustain her, full-time. I told her that the first major action step she needs to take is establish how serious her intention is and SET …