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Tips for Teaching 1-on-1 Lessons assessment games rapport reflection stt May 15, 2023

While it’s true that group class dynamics can require some special attention from a teacher, it’s equally true that a 1-on-1 class requires a strategic approach from the teacher.

How are 1-on-1 classes different from group classes?

Most group classes have a range of...

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Teaching One Lesson Across Multiple Class Sessions homework reflection review May 09, 2022

Imagine this scenario: You’ve started a brand new lesson (from our toolkit or elsewhere), and you teach it throughout the entire class, but it takes longer than expected, and you now need to finish this lesson in the next class.

How are you going to do that? What happens if you don’t...

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Common EFL Teacher Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them!) grammar instructions new to teaching professional development reflection teacher talking time ttt Apr 18, 2022

A big part of being a great teacher is learning. Teachers who learn how to perfect their skills, understand their students’ learning styles, and appreciate the learning process better ultimately have the most engaged students and deliver the best quality lessons. Getting to that point takes...

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6 Tips for Teaching Small Groups Online activity online teaching reflection teacher talking time ttt wait time warm up Jan 10, 2022

The world of TEFL is full of a huge combination of classroom configurations.  Teachers go to social media groups and online forums all the time to seek advice, but the truth is that every teacher has a unique experience!  Someone who only teaches 1-on-1 classes with children will have a...

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A New Year of Teaching professional development reflection Dec 27, 2021

As many of us have learned from previous years, New Year’s resolutions tend to fall flat if there isn’t a firm plan in place to support them. No matter how motivated you may be on January 1st to achieve all of your 2022 goals, things may seem quite different by the end of the month....

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How to Break Out of a Teaching Rut error correction praise professional development reflection Dec 20, 2021

It’s no secret that teaching can be an incredibly fulfilling job, but creating a positive learning environment and delivering stellar lessons day after day requires a high level of effort, commitment, and heart. All of that hard work can wear us down and take a toll, so if you’re...

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Self Reflection: The Path to Improvement instructions participation professional development reflection stt ttt wait time Oct 18, 2021

We put so much time and effort into preparing for our lessons but we can sometimes forget about an equally important part of teaching – reflection. But what is it? Self-reflection is the process of evaluating a lesson you just taught. When you practice self-reflection after a lesson, you...

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