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Julie Pirtle | Greensboro, NC, United States
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Hanna Leliv | Lviv, Ukraine
Finding Busyteacher.org has been great! It not only saves time in lesson preparation, it has made teaching even more fun for me, by allowing me to see new ideas and grow in my creativity! I'd been using the same old worksheets for so long, that I forgot what it was like to see some new and exciting ideas! Thanks, Busyteacher!
Phil Boardman | Brno, Czech Republic
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Marta Piazza | Spinea, Italy
I love BusyTeacher.org because it's always full of inspirational excercises. When I am out of new ideas, I always come here to find worksheets, games and excercises. Some of them I use directly in my lessons, others I edit to match my students' needs. To sum up, BusyTeacher.org not only saves time but also makes you a better teacher!
Anita Derecskei | Lviv, Ukraine
Busy Teacher is great! I was actually turned on to the site by my wife who saw how busy I was as a first year teacher of a special needs middle school classroom. Between doing IEP's and lesson plan for two life skills classes, time just disappears. My wife told me about your site one evening after I struggled for hours putting together a couple of IEP's. I have used it ever since. Finding grade level work is a snap. I would recommend it to any busy teacher and we all know that is every teacher, except maybe those teaching PE. LOL>
Dee Marler | Denver, IN, United States
I am an ESL teacher for young children. I have been using Busy Teacher for a couple of months now and find the resources very helpful in preparing my lessons. I also find that the site also helps in sparking new ideas of my own.
It is wonderful to have this material at the tip of your fingertips! Thank you.
Marianne Deschanel | Greasque, France
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Jessica Souza | Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil
I have been an English teacher for over 15 years all over my country Colombia, teaching all kind of students. I also love tech and spend a lot of time online lokking for resources, and this site has surprised me and helped me a lot with my every day classes. It has great stuff for all levels, I love it. Keep it up and thank you very much!
Diego Perez | Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
As a volunteer tutor of 3 different levels of ESL I find lots of great ideas and worksheets for my sessions. Rather than searching books and many web sites I can usually find what I need here.
Janet Ray | Fall River, NS, Canada
What I most benefit from are the teaching articles and/ or tips presented. Even though I have been a teacher for more than 30 years I still benefit from them - they are very refreshing and updated. About the worksheets, well, they have been a lifesaver especially the ones that are grammar topics besides being great for reviewing and/or introducing grammar points they are visually appealing.
Wilfredo Vega | Bayamon, Puerto Rico, United States
I use Busy Teacher to download worksheets and read ideas for lesson plans and games. There are many useful contributions that help me to enrich my lessons. They really fit my way of teaching.Thank you and keep up the great work!
Paola Rosetti | Rome, Italy
I am an English Teacher from Bern, Switzerland. My English lessons are adapted to people's needs. I don't work with one special course book but use all sorts of resources and original materials according to my students' needs and interestes. Busy Teacher is a good supplement and inspiration for last minute planning. I also like the Facebook postings so I can share them with my students in my *Virtual Classroom* as extra language inputs. Thank you very much for the inspiration and making my life easier (at times)!
I'm an Engish coordinator in a private university in Guadalajara, Mexico and I'm developing several EFL courses which are being implemented in regular bachelor's programs, and at Busy Teacher I have found ideas on different activities which have been really helpful. I've also found resources, lesson plans, handouts, etc. that I just have adapted to fit in my groups and teachers.
Juan Escobedo | Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Hey you guys! Being a Spanish speaking teacher I've found your site extremely useful especially the tips on specific grammar points. You know for us, Latin Americans, teaching English
is sometimes hard but with the fabulous articles and useful ideas you publish every week, teaching seems like cooking, easy! Thanks to you I feel and am a better teacher.
Doris Davila | Mixco, Guatemala
Busy Teacher gives me lots of ideas on how to teach my students better. Better in such a way that they can understand the lesson quite easily. Most of the ideas and worksheets shared by other teachers and educators on this site are really great and super duper helpful!!!! (I teach children with autism) ;-)
Sharon Siat | Brunei Darussalam
I'm an English teacher from Iran. I'm 22. I really LOVE Busy Teacher, because I am a busy teacher, too! Yes, it saves me time. I count every second to receive the new newsletter. Then I greedily download all the articles, posters and worksheets - I enjoy them this much! I use many of the worksheets in my classes and when I see that my students enjoy doing them, I'm on the seventh heaven! I really thank you.
Mohammad Reza Sabzevari | Hamedan, Iran
With you,Busy Teacher, I've got much more free time to think why I'm a teacher. Thanks a lot for the worksheets and very interesting posters. I have decorated my classroom with them.
Galina Sharonova | Omsk, Russia
I love BusyTeacher.org because I am a busy Malaysian English language teacher!!! Busy but lucky, I am a tech-savvy teacher. I love everything on BusyTeacher.org: from Grammar to Pronunciation. I stumbled upon the website as I was looking for lesson plans and worksheets. It's wonderful too as I can just login with my Facebook account! It saves my time to create worksheets for my every single lesson and of course, it helps me to be a better teacher, as it offers abundance of teaching ideas, warmers, fillers and what not! Plus it's FREE! This is a paradise for busy teacher like me! Thank you BusyTeacher.org - you are AWESOME! Keep it up!
Sara Basarudin | Malacca, Malaysia
What a great website! There are so many handy and useful worksheet to drill a grammar point home! How's that for an expression? When I am making a lesson on a particular topic or grammar point, I turn to your website to reinforce my lesson with extra practice on the topic. I love the variety and detail of the lessons and worksheets found here...way to go, busyteacher.org.
Louise Foster | Burlington, ON, Canada
Busy Teacher has helped me to realize I still have got A LOT to learn. I have always thought you can learn something every day, but I never thought there were so many things around.
I have used several of the ideas in my classes, and they have worked just great! The posters have been a blast with my fellow teachers! They help a lot to cheer us up whenever we have a tough day. We have really enjoyed them. Thanks a lot for helping make every day a lot easier.
Patricia Lopez | Lopez Mateos, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
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Claudia Medina | Buenos Aires, Argentina
BusyTeacher.org is just like ketchup on my fries. It has made my lessons really tasty. Children love whatever I download and I really really promise to try & produce handouts like those I keep borrowing from you people! Thank you very very much for making my life so much easier and my students soooooo interested!
Elisavet Alexaki | Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Dear BusyTeacher.org, I would just like to say that you've helped me out SO many times and I really appreciate it! I've only been teaching English for a short time and to start with, I was very nervous and unconfident, but with the help of your worksheets, I'm now able to teach all ages, all levels and all sorts too. Thanks everyone. Liz. X
Liz Furbear | Tarragona, Spain
I have always wanted a place where I can just relax and cruise through finding what I need and reflect on what I had already discovered. Busy teacher is like driving with the top down while the breeze blows through my hair on a sunny afternoon. Keep up the good work!