Teaching Tips

Planning For The First Days Of School As A First-Year Teacher

Let me warn you about your first days of school during your first-year of teaching—for a long time you’re going to feel like an absolute fraud. You will come home exhausted (and well after contract hours) after feeling like you’re just making everything up on the spot. You will feel like you are letting the…

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How To Market Your TEFL Experience Later On

To the long-term dreamers (like me), teaching English abroad as a second language (TEFL) may seem like a pretty reckless option. In terms of immediate consequences, you have to move internationally! This comes with a whole host of problems. What You’re Probably Worried About… First, you’ll have to purge your belongings—sell what you don’t need, store what you…

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4 Big Questions To Consider Before Your First Job Teaching Abroad

So, you know you want to travel. And you know teaching is a perfect opportunity to travel sustainably. Now what? You could just go to Dave’s ESL Café and apply for the first job you find. But you won’t. It can’t be that easy. Instead, you’ll spend hours doing research—first finding the right questions to ask, and…

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Why You Should Jump On The TEFL Bandwagon

  Ok, so you’re fresh out of college. Congrats! You finally have your degree—along with a ton of student loan debt, no job, and no experience. Awesome! You know what that means? You have no anchors! The world is your oyster! You have no house, no spouse, no kids (presumably), and nothing holding you back…

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