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Delta Diary Module 2: And We’re off! Sort of.

My Module Two officially starts today (assuming this comes out on Monday I’m starting writing this on Sunday night). I’ll be honest, I’ve been a little nervous about restarting the DELTA after some set backs but at the same time I’m very excited to get going again and advance. To keep going in the long […]

How does the Pareto Principle Apply to ELT?

Have you heard of the 80/20 principle (also know as the Pareto Principle)? Here is a really simplified version of it. An Italian economist by the name of Vilfredo Pareto discovered that in a wide variety of areas, 80% of the results would come from 20% of the producers. In his example, 80% of Italy […]

3 Tools to Help Keep Track of DELTA References

One of the tips I came across in “How to Pass the DELTA” when preparing for DELTA module two is to make note of and keep track of references as you prepare for your assignments. This was something that I found true when I attempted the DELTA module three as well. As such, I thought […]

DELTA Module 2: The Calm before the storm

Well. After a few years break due to…different reasons. I’m finally getting back to completing my DELTA. You might have thought that I had completed my DELTA at some point as it’s pretty unusual to drag it out for so long. However, I’m not your typical person and so I’ve gone my own route. Why […]

Invoicing for Freelance English Language Teachers

As an English teacher, chances are that you might have to invoice someone for classes or lessons they have. This could be an individual who has one to one classes, or it could be a business to whom you provide lessons. It may even be something you have to do as part of a language […]

Keep Your Goals To Yourself [Lesson Plan]

As it is the start of the year, I wanted to create a lesson that took a look at the common theme of New Year’s resolutions but with a bit of a twist to provoke more discussion. As such I choose the short Derek Sivers’s (founder of CD baby) TED talk “Keep your goals to […]

Deep Work For Teachers (And Some Teaching Ideas)

Recently I read Deep Work by Cal Newport [UK link], I was instantly attached to the ideas presented and wondered about how it could be applied to Teaching English as a foreign language. So here are some ideas on how to apply Deep Work to teaching English as a foreign language. What is Deep Work? Deep […]

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