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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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Motivational Monday: When You Read, Climb Inside & Live The Experience

When was the last time you made time to read for fun? Summer is the perfect opportunity to “climb and live inside” a book. Find ways to encourage reading…

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5 Reasons To Use Roleplay In Your ESL Speaking Class Now

Have you ever used roleplay in your ESL class? Want to learn how? Whether you teach kids or adults, and especially if you teach younger children, roleplaying games can help you create authentic materials, run speaking classes your students will love and allow you to have fun teaching students of all ages…

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5 Fun & Innovative Ways To Teach Phrasal Verbs

Looking for fun ways to teach phrasal verbs? Are you an English native speaker, but struggle to explain or teach phrasal verbs to your students? Read this post for 5 fun ways to approach this difficult grammar topic!…


Motivational Monday: 5 Simple Ways To Learn To Visualize

Ready to learn to visualize and get on the path to achieve your dreams? Read on for top tips and 5 simple ways to take action now…


Motivational Monday: We’re All A Little Broken – It Lets The Light In

Feeling broken? Not quite perfectly whole? Read today’s motivational post (and quote, often attributed to Hemingway or Leonard Cohen) for a reminder that…


Motivational Monday: Be Yourself – Everyone Else Is Already Taken: On Identity

How would you define your identity? Are you a conformist or non-conformist? Read on for tips on how to discover who you really are, and how to be happy…

5 Thriller Lesson Ideas You Can Use All Year

5 Thriller ESL Lesson Plans To Use All Year

Want ESL thriller lesson plans that are not just for Halloween? Adults, teens and kids alike love ESL lesson plans with a thriller theme. Check these out!


5 Ways To Stress Less About Lesson Planning

Tired of being a day to day or last minute English lesson planner? Check out my easy strategy for low stress lesson planning and teach away! …

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5 Awesome Tips for Back To School [Round-Up Post]

Ready for back to school? Want awesome tips from some great teacher bloggers? Well, I’ve asked around and compiled some answers – and added my own tips…

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