Should I speak up in groups or stay silent?

Should I speak up in groups or stay silent?

How many times have you sat through an entire meeting and not spoken a single word? It’s pretty boring, isn’t it? I know some people would rather not participate because they don’t think their ideas are important enough or they feel anxious if they...
Do I write good emails?

Do I write good emails?

A lot of people struggle to write good emails. We worry that our messages are too long, too indirect, don’t have the appropriate tone, or aren’t engaging. Is this a concern for you? Read on! I’ve shared some tips to help you feel confident about your...
How can I get better at winging it in meetings?

How can I get better at winging it in meetings?

I taught my first English classes at the University of Macau in the fall of 2011. Nearly all my free time in the evenings and weekends was spent creating my curriculum and preparing for those lessons. Since I was a new teacher, I had a lot of anxiety about saying the...
Success Stories: Proofreading

Success Stories: Proofreading

In these posts, I want to share the stories of my past students and clients. I’m very proud of their accomplishments, and I think their successes reflect my skills as a teacher and coach. I hope these stories will paint a clearer picture of my goals for Artglish...