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Making Worksheets from easy (and dubious) to hard (but ethical)

Making Worksheets from easy (and dubious) to hard (but ethical)

Reading Time: 8 minutes As an EFL teacher, you certainly use the best textbook in the world. Your students understand new material in an instant and never need to practice or review foundational vocabulary, grammar, phonics or other skills. Your smart board works 100% of the time, without any hitches. Your school supplies you with oodles of supplemental material […]

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The ESL Lie EXPOSED!

The ESL Lie EXPOSED!

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you work in China, you are not an ESL teacher. ESL is the most commonly used word to describe the English-teaching industry in China. We’re teaching these students English as a second language to their first. Except… Very little of the Chinese population speaks English, nor is it used in everyday life. It’s a […]

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Keep It Simple with These 5 Sticky Ball Alternatives!

Keep It Simple with These 5 Sticky Ball Alternatives!

Reading Time: 3 minutes In our ongoing Sticky Ball Series, Teacher’s House looks at all aspects of toys and props in the classroom, including but not limited to: when to use props, what props to get, and how to use them. This article offers toys that, like the sticky ball, are probably familiar and simple, but can add a […]

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PREVENTION IS THE FIRST STEP! Save the Sticky Ball (and other toys)

PREVENTION IS THE FIRST STEP! Save the Sticky Ball (and other toys)

Reading Time: 3 minutes In our ongoing Sticky Ball Series, Teacher’s House looks at all aspects of toys and props in the classroom, including but not limited to: when to use props, what props to get, and how to use them. This article offers suggestions on how to keep props interesting and engaging. Teachers everywhere are ready to throw […]

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THIS TOY MIGHT BE KILLING YOUR CLASSES! Do you use it?

THIS TOY MIGHT BE KILLING YOUR CLASSES! Do you use it?

Reading Time: 3 minutes In our ongoing Sticky Ball Series, Teacher’s House looks at all aspects of toys and props in the classroom, including but not limited to: when to use props, what props to get, and how to use them. This article offers an introduction to the controversial little toy. If ESL teaching in China had a mascot, […]

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Online Teaching:We Asked, You Answered! [Survey Results Pt 2]

Reading Time: 4 minutes ​Online ESL teaching is appealing for a lot of reasons and is one of the fastest growing trends in the industry. It’s a competitive industry, however, with a lot of questions for an individual looking to make the jump. Teacher’s House recently surveyed online teachers. The survey covered five questions: What should I charge for […]

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Online Teaching:We Asked, You Answered! [Survey Results Pt 1]

Reading Time: 3 minutes ​Online teaching is a great way of supplementing income for experienced ESL teachers—and could even become a main source of income. Still in its infancy, online teaching still lacks resources and community, especially for independents. Teachers’ House recently conducted a survey of online ESL teachers, to help paint a better picture for beginners, as well […]

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