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Connecting English Teachers and Educators to Expert Resources, Motivational Tips and Organizational Hacks



I’m Sapna and I’m here to help! After I left the corporate world in 2011 to follow my passions, I decided to teach English, study for a Master’s at Oxford, travel, and move my busy life  to Barcelona. (You can read my story here)

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How To Get Students Excited About Vocabulary Learning: 5 Creative Ideas

Want to get your students excited about vocabulary learning? Whether you teach English or ESL, new vocabulary can be a source of struggle. Here’s how to make it enjoyable! Read this blog post for 5 awesome tips, including a game idea for teaching new words to kids…

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How To Teach Vocabulary For ESL Kids – A Fun Game [Lesson Plan]

Trying to find a fun method to teach vocabulary to ESL kids? How can you teach ESL vocabulary to kids? Read on for a fun English vocabulary activity you’ll love…

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How to Teach The English Past Tense (ESL Tips!)

Need help teaching the past tense to English (ESL) learners? Read on for valuable tips on making grammar fun, and free printables to help!

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Motivational Monday: Empower Your Dreams With Deadlines

Wondering how you can turn your goals into reality? “Empower your dreams with deadlines” – H Jackson Brown Junior’s wonderful quote reminds us we can do exactly that. Want to find out how? Read today’s motivational post and grab your free poster!

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Motivational Monday: Empty Your Cup So It Can Be Filled: On An Open Mind

How can you have an open mind? Want some tricks and tips to start thinking in different ways, or to get your students thinking critically? Bruce Lee’s quote “Empty your cup, so it can be filled; become devoid to gain totality” is an excellent reminder that we need to consciously have an open mind…

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Motivational Mondays: Don’t Reason Or Compare, Create…On Benchmarks

Have you ever wondered what benchmarks to set for your success?. Today’s post is about this helpful quote: “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle” – (Author Disputed) To learn how to set benchmarks and compare fairly, read on…

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5 Great Tips To Teach English Online Effectively

Thinking of teaching online? Want to see if you can teach online to bring in a little extra income, or start a new career from the comfort of your home? Read on for 5 top tips to make your online teaching the best it can be!…

How To Set SMART Goals With Your Students (Lesson Planning Trick)

Want lesson planning tricks for your class or tutoring students? Learn how to set goals with them and guide your lesson planning to make it efficient, fun and effective! Read on…

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3 Ways To Make Grammar Fun: Teach With Songs

Do you teach English or ESL using songs? Check out 3 ways to use songs to make grammar fun in your classroom or tutoring session!

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