Author: Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

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The Leader in the Mirror

My first webinar of 2019 will be a webinar for the TESOL Affiliate Network on January 11th. I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to talk about what teachers want from their teacher associations. Here’s...

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Happiness Jars for the Classroom

I’ve always thought that happiness jars are a great idea. At the end of each day you write down the best thing that happened that day. Then, when you have a tough day, or...

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From This Teacher’s Daughter

The ‘From the Teacher’s Family’ issue was recently published on the iTDi blog with posts from Rose Bard, Matt Shannon, and Ayat Tawel.  These authors share posts about how being a teacher affects our families and...

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Remembering

I’m in the process of updating old posts to work with a new blog template, which has been quite a walk down memory lane. Hopefully, when I’ve finished, it will be easier for readers...

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When kids don’t want to be there

  Image: sizumaru Teaching Villagers rock! I’ve shared two problem situations with you recently, and the advice has been superb. Both teachers really appreciated your shared wisdom. I have another teacher with another fairly...

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A very bad, horrible, no good class

We’ve all had them! That class when, for whatever reason, nothing seems to go right. A teacher friend of mine had a class like that today.   Image: markheybo It was worst… the lesson...