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10 Free Resources on the Internet for ESL Teachers

Being an ESL teacher can be a difficult, yet rewarding, job. Textbooks can be very helpful. There are plenty of great textbooks out there, but many ESL learners cannot afford to spend a lot of money those big and thick workbooks. Fortunately, there are many fantastic online free resources that you can easily implement into a lesson plan. Here are some of the most useful educational resources and teaching ideas available on the internet for ESL teachers.


  1. TEFL Tunes


  2. Plenty of scientific research has shown that many people learn best when th…

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The Power of Storytelling in the Classroom: 5 Ways It Can Be a Great Help

People say unbelievable things all the time and often we may wish they were true. These stories touch our imagination, as we feel ourselves playing a role in the story in both time and place. More often than not, they are make believe and are told to attract the audience, whether it's a small group of friends or family or a larger group such as a school classroom or even a conference attended by the business community.

When it comes to teaching in the classroom, research shows that children tend to retain more knowledge when they can connect it with a classroom activity. One of the most common classroom activities is storytelling. Children love listening to their teachers telling stories. While they listen, they begin to focus and follow the story through until its end.

As a teacher, this is exactly what you want: a …

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From Teacher to Teacher Resources Entrepeneur: 8 Questions with Betsy Weigle

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location and current profession?

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From Teacher to Youtuber: 8 Questions with Rob Tarrou

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.

1. What’s your name, location and cu…

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Guide to Student Loan Repayment for Teachers

With an average debt load of more than $35,000, the college class of 2015 was inarguably the most indebted in history.

Many of the 40+ million college graduates with student loans are bending under the weight of their monthly debt obligations. This struggling demographic includes teachers, of course, since our nation’s educators are historically underpaid despite being highly educated.

One silver lining teachers can look forward to, however, is that there are several

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Teach100 Mentor: Should You Let Students Fail?

Though we all instinctively avoid it, failure is inevitable in life. That's why learning resilience and how to incorporate feedback is a key part of any child's education. Truly failing is also instructive in the understanding of consequences: not doing homework (or forgetting it) should mean getting a poor grade on that assignment. But the feedback loop (and a student's learning process) may be short circuited by a parent bringing in the forgotten assignment, or a teacher extending a deadline.

Of course, following through on rules and deadlines can be difficult for a teacher who doesn't enjoy seeing students struggle. No teacher, really, wants to see students frustrated or thwarted by bad decisions. And parents too, can find it difficult not to intervene when their child is failing.

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From Teacher to YouTuber: 8 Questions with Bridget Spackman

8 QUESTIONS is a series of interviews with teachers who have effectively transitioned their classroom skills into new and exciting careers in the field of education. We at Teach.com believe that teaching is a rigorous and diverse classroom in and of itself; the skills learned “in the trenches” can translate into an exciting portfolio of professional options. From education tech to consulting, the only “X factor” is where you want to go — our interviews hope to shine a light on the steps it takes to get there.


1. What’s your name, location and current profession?

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