My motto is "Be the best you can be"—in big things as well as small. I have been teaching English second language learners all my professional teaching career— which spans more than 30 years. I am a big fan of the hybrid or flipped classroom in which I mix classroom teaching with online teaching. So I teach language as well as digital literacy, using tools like Moodle with ESL learners.

Critical Thinking Skills

Use critical thinking skills in report writing According to the American Management Association, critical thinking skills are an essential part of business success. Other important critical skills are effective communication, collaboration, and creativity. Critical thinking and problem solving—the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take action as appropriate Effective communication—the ability to synthesize and …

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Hyphenated-phrasal adjectives

Troublesome Hyphenated-Phrasal Adjectives by Mark Nichol   Do you sometimes wonder when to use hyphenated-phrasal adjectives? When should we use a “hyphen” -? For example, we would write, “My long-term plans include writing several new online courses.” My students never seem to understand this fine point when writing in English. For more about this, here is …

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