Thanksgiving Wishes (and one activity!)

This week I’ll take a short break from blogging. I’ll need some extra time to bake my pumpkin pies and stuff the 13-pound turkey that’s currently thawing in the fridge. To all who are celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, I wish you a warm and peaceful holiday. May your plate be full, may conversation be pleasant,…

Summer Vacation Has Started

It’s time to rest my mind a bit more and enjoy the summer sun. I’m not completely on vacation, as I’m keeping up with some private lessons and a creative writing course. However, I’ve reduced my social media output for the summer months. It’s time to recharge the batteries and return in the fall with…

Heading to TESOL 2019!

I’ll be heading to Atlanta, Georgia this week for the annual TESOL Convention. I hope to meet new and old colleagues. Please stop by the Materials Writers’ Booth in the Expo Hall on Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 and say hi!   I’ll be presenting twice on Friday, March 15. 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Creating…

Happy Holidays! See you in 2019!

Thank you for another year of sharing ideas in the wonderful world of ESL! I hope you’ll continue to follow my ELT blog in 2019. There’s still so much to explore together. Happy holidays to you! May the New Year bring you and your learners success and shared joy.     Photo credit: Snowflake, Ornament by jill111….

Happy Thanksgiving!

I send warm holiday greetings to those observing Thanksgiving this week! To all of you I’d like to say THANK YOU for visiting my blog and allowing me to share my thoughts and ideas with you. My next post will be after the Thanksgiving holiday. Click to view a classroom activity related to expressing thanks.  …

See You at the End of Summer!

Dear Readers, I wish you all a relaxing summer vacation! I’ll be enjoying a restful break with decreased online activity in July and August. I’ll be back at the end of summer to blog again and share new tips and ideas for teaching our English language learners. My best wishes to you all! Jennifer  …

Join Me in Chicago: TESOL 2018

Hello everyone! I hope to see some of you in a few days at the annual TESOL convention. I’ll be presenting at two different times this year: Teaching and Technology: How Many Different Hats Can Teachers Wear? Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:30 AM Location: N128 (McCormick Place, North Building) Interest Section: Video and Digital Media…

Back Soon with a New Post!

My town lost power during the latest winter storm. The loss of electricity, heat, phone service, and the Internet was interesting in a way, but it certainly posed some challenges since the power outage lasted for more than one day. I’m fortunate to have it back now, but my next blog post will be delayed…

Happy Thanksgiving and Many Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating this coming Thursday!  I’ll be with my family over this long holiday weekend, but I’ll return next week with a regular post. I send my warm thanks to all my readers. Thank you for allowing me to share tips and ideas for teaching English. If you and your students would…

TESOL 2017: Seattle Here I Come!

Are any of you heading to Seattle for the TESOL convention? It’s an exciting time of the year. I enjoy seeing old colleagues and meeting new ones. The annual convention is a chance to hear about current trends, learn new tips and tools, and discover what projects everyone is engaged in. I have two presentations…

Holiday Wishes 2016

Thank you for visiting my ELT blog this past year. I hope you’ll allow me to continue sharing my reflections and teaching tips in 2017! As I’ll be traveling over the holidays, I won’t be posting until the first week of January. I hope you all enjoy the final days of 2016. May 2017 bring you much…