Let's Talk About It- Teacher Burnout

Teacher Burnout is a very common phenomenon throughout the TEFL industry, yet it is something that no one really speaks out about. This post aims to explore what it really looks like in the industry, how coaching can help, and my top tips to overcoming the initial stages.

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A Coach's Classroom Takeover

In 2018, I left my TEFL classroom to take time out for professional development. After 2 years, a lot has changed about the way I would run my classroom. This post aims to show how my perspective has shifted after being immersed in the coaching world.

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The Art of Teaching Active Listening

Active listening is as critical of a skill in learning as it is in life outside of the classroom. With the rise of the Alpha Generation, oblivious to life without screens, comes the decline of attention spans and self-confidence.

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How to listen; A guide for TEFL Teachers

Reflecting on how internal distractions affect our teaching dynamic, this weeks article serves to explore how to switch back to listening over hearing and effects that can be expected in dialogue and relationships by doing so.

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Effective goal setting for educators

I see a lot of people setting goals that are specific, achievable and time-framed, however little thought is given to measurable and relevant...

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Managing Time and Direction using the GROW Method

Effective time management is a skill which many people list on their CV yet few actually understand and even less employ.

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Co-creating professional relationships across cultural and language barriers

The truth is that having a white face which houses a native speaking tongue doesn’t qualify anyone to teach.

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Feedback; How to do it right.

How to give, receive and benefit from your end-of-year review.

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Developing Teachers as Classroom Leaders

A teacher’s role is to facilitate their students’ learning in coordination with their school’s best practices for education. In a foreign environment this can be a real challenge...

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Why don't you just move home?

“If it’s that hard, why don’t you just move home?”

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Why I quit TEFL

I loved teaching English with passion. And I loved teaching English, with a passion... so why did I quit?

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Help yourself first

You can not bend time, nor the words or actions of another. You have only 24 hours in a day and once they are spent, they will be gone forever. Next, look at what is possible.

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What is my why? Part I

I wanted adventure. I wanted to travel and reunite my long lost family. I wanted to find a greater purpose in my life...

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Accountability - the secret sauce to achieving your goals

Going cold turkey has been successful for some people but it doesn’t work for everyone. Especially without some support and ongoing accountability.

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Become like water

While we search for the greatest, best version of ourselves do we stop to nourish the lives around us?

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Self reflection and labelling

Self-reflection can be done anywhere at any time by anyone, it is and forever will be 100% free, and YOU are the one in complete control.

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