10 ways to build trust with your students

Trust is not just a five letter word. It is a feeling of comfort and understanding that takes time and effort to develop between two people.  The relationship between a teacher and students blossoms only when it is built on the foundation of trust. Read this article to know how you develop a trusting bond with your students.

Everyone knows it, the most important thing you can gain in the classroom is trust. Get your students to trust you and then anything is possible, barriers will no longer be up, they won’t be scared to experiment and risk making mistakes, in a nutshell, you will have created an environment that is conducive to […]

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How teachers can help in development of critical thinking in students?

I have always been a staunch supporter of all round development of students. Besides academics and bookish knowledge, a whole bunch of extracurricular activities Continue reading “How teachers can help in development of critical thinking in students?”

How To Create Headline Poetry In Classroom?

I have been blogging for a while. Once in a while, I come across a post that totally blows my mind. This is one such post, and I obviously had to share! Do read this awesome blog and check out the pictures of headline poetry created by high school students…

Watch older students create stunning expressions from everyday language This year, for the first three days of school, I again indulged in headline poetry with my students. It was a new activity for my new high school students and I was glad for that. (I’ve introduced headline poetry to middle schoolers in the past. Click […]

via Headline poetry for high school students — ELA Brave and True: A Blog by Marilyn Yung

Reinventing Personal Development with Growth Mindset


This is a guest post by Gabriella Lawson, Teacher Developer for Monash College English Language Centre. Gaby is responsible for helping to develop teachers’ classroom delivery through designing and running professional development and observing and feeding back on teaching practice. Our main focus is always on teaching and helping our students, so it is sometimes easy to […]

via Developing Teachers with a Growth Mindset — elt-resourceful

Back to School: 10 activities to start the year on a positive note!

Come September, lives of teachers, students and parents become extremely busy. The start of a new school year is usually marked by hectic schedules, last-minute preps, and a general effort to get back to routine after summer holidays. While students are still settling into a new academic year, there are a few things that teachers can do to make school fun and easy for both students and themselves. I recently read this fantastic piece about activities that teachers could indulge in to start the year on a positive note. Sharing the link to the article below. Please do give it a read!


This list comes out a bit late, but you are a teacher – you know how the first school days in September look like. I am happy that I finally caught my breath and found a couple of minutes to sit down and put together these activities. To be honest, I’m doing it for myself […]

via 10 Back to School Activities: Icebreakers, Warm-ups, and Energizers — ESL/EFL Teaching Ideas

Understanding Dyslexia

Being a parent of children with dyslexia requires a lot of patience and empathy to understand the child’s learning issues. As a teacher, it is our duty to support them in whatever way we can. Read the blog below to learn more…

Normally the first thing parents or teachers think about dyslexia is that the child is writing in a mirror-like image or it is difficult to read because the words or letters are moving like in the “Tare Zameen Par” movie. Dyslexia is not only about dancing letters. Dyslexia is actually a person who has problems […]

via Having a Dyslexia child? Identify, Understand and Involve them. — Welcome To Samurai Blogs

Dealing with conflicts as an ESL/EFL teacher

Teaching ESL is not a walk in the park. You not only have to deal with learning difficulties of students and device plans to make lessons effective, but also have to handle bad behaviour of children sometimes. Here’s an interesting blog about the kind of conflicts that ESL teacher might have to face day-in-day-out.

Teaching English as an EFL or ESL teacher will involve dealing with some conflict. Here is how to recognise that conflict and how to combat it!

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The role of teachers in guiding students to identify biases, stereotypes, and omissions in literature, media, and curriculum

We are blessed to be living in an era where there is an open conversation about biases and prejudices such as racism, sexism, misogyny, homophobia, etc. And I firmly believe that teachers do have a role in helping students have a clear picture of these biases and help them to identify these biases in our age-old curriculum as well as literature.

Do check out this amazing write up to understand how teachers can shape the views of students by enlightening them about age-old prejudices prevalent in our books, media and culture.


The purpose of education is to empower students to become excellent functioning individuals in a diverse multicultural environment (Lin, Lake & Rice, 2008). The world at present is beset with political and economic issues rooted from racism, discrimination, biases and prejudices. Hence, if the next generation is meant to survive, then it is imperative to […]

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