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This blog AIMS TO SHARE VIEWS, INSIGHTS AND MATERIALS RELATED TO THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ESL. tHE SHARED MATERIALS AND IDEAS MAY NOT BE THE BEST AND APPLICABLE IN ALL TEACHING AND LEARNING CONTEXTS. TAKE WHAT IS RELEVANT TO YOU, DOWNLOAD WHAT YOU WISH. MAY THIS BLOG INSPIRE YOU IN CERTAIN WAYS. LIKE THE TREES HERE, WE THE ENGLISH TEACHERS NEED TO KEEP ON GROWING. LET'S GROW TOGETHER. THANKS FOR VISITING @EZE.

February 6, 2019

Greatness in teaching profession comes from passion. Teachers can be better and greater when they act from passion.  Passion drives teachers to excel despite the inevitable hurdles and challenges they have to face along the way. Teaching these days, especially the teaching of English as second or foreign language, has always been challenging. From dealing with the ever-evolving curriculum and requirements set by the Ministry of Education, it seems like there is always something new in the teaching profession. In this demanding teaching world, are English teachers still passionate to teach?

If we look around us, I am positive we will be able to see English Language teachers who are passionate about their teaching. However, we cannot deny the fact that there is a handful of teachers who have or almost lost their passion to teach well.

Although it may be difficult at times, teachers must hold on to the passion that once brought them to the job in the first place. Teacher burnout is a real t...

February 4, 2019

Classroom research is a garland and key to success in our professional career as ESL teachers. Teachers who conduct classroom research will have opportunities to:

  • create or develop new teaching and learning strategies

  • gain new knowledge and ideas

  • promote professional development

  • engage in lifelong learning

  • be exposed to valuable insights

  • gain personal satisfaction (when the research helps learners to learn successfully)

  • support application for a better position / grade / remuneration

  • share the newly discovered strategy with others

Whichever school we go, it is evident that the number of ESL teachers who are actively engaged in classroom research is very limited. Some schools have none. This is a sad reality. Some may argue that conducting research is only for college or university lecturers. Some may feel there is no need for school teachers to conduct classroom research. Sorry, I beg to differ. THERE ARE ISSUES TO BE SOLVED SUCH AS SERIOUS GRAMM...

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