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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 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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5 Fun & Creative English Activities for Kids (ESL Lessons)

Need ideas to teach English to children? Looking for activities in English for kids? Read this post for 5 creative, fun ways to teach English to kids so they love every lesson!

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Motivational Monday: Without Imperfection, Neither You Nor I Would Exist

“Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” – Stephen Hawking. The late Stephen Hawking’s quote is an excellent reminder that life is meant to be imperfect, in a world where we too often strive to be perfect. Want tips to help you accept your imperfections?…

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Motivational Monday: Done Is Better Than Perfect

Having trouble with productivity? Need help getting something done”Done is better than perfect” – Sheryl Sandberg’s words are a welcome comfort. Read this motivational post for productivity tips…


Motivational Monday: The Essence of Strategy Is Choosing What Not To Do

How can you make choices and decisions in the best way possible? Today’s post is about this quote: “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do?” – Michael Porter. Read on to find out key tips on how to make effective choices and decisions…

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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10 Great Teacher Deals You’ll Love (& Free Stuff, Too)

Looking for school suppliers or teacher deals to make your life as a teacher easier? Check out this post on teacher products and resources…

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