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Teaching like a pro in 6 steps

teaching pro

Over the summer, I read John Bogle’s 2009 book, Enough. In the book, Mr. Bogle (founder of Vanguard) gives solid advice on investing, business and life. I gleaned much from its pages, but the chapter on professionalism spoke to me as a teacher. Mr. Bogle quotes an article in the Daedalus (Summer 2005) which lists six characteristics… Read More

Animal Similes for ESL Students

Animal Similes for ESL

Animal similes are often used in English to describe people. For example, a smart person could be described as “wise as an owl,” or if you are starving, you could say you are as “hungry as a horse.” What is a simile? A simile is a comparison between two unlike things in order to make a… Read More