Yep, Keeping Sane: English Teaching Strategies for ESL Teachers is now on sale on all the eBook retailers…or at least Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and that’s about it.
I released this book a day or two ago and sent an email to my mailing list. A few people bought it at $0.99 and now you’ll have the chance to buy it at $3.99…which is the price of all my ESL eBooks except 3 (English Rocks, $9.99; Teaching English, $0.99; and Fun English, $2.99)
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s be completely honest – how many times have you thought about quitting?
Yeah, I know it’s only halfway through October, but I’m sure you’ve wondered many times by now ‘what the hell am I doing? What was I thinking? When will this end?’
Maybe you’re not, maybe you’re hunky-dory and everything is perfect. Great – then why the hell are you looking at this site? Don’t you have all the answers?
I sure don’t have them all, but I’ve got quite a few, and you’ll find them in this 97-page book. It’s broken down into three sections to make it easier for you – Theory, Practice, Implementation. Here’s what the Table of Contents looks like:
Part I – Theory
- That Frightful First Class
- If You’re Moving to China You’re Doing One of Two Things
- Your Biggest Problem as an ESL Teacher: Indifference
- Why ESL Teachers Have No Balls
- All You CTLC Teachers Going to China…Be Careful
- Is ESL Teaching Bottom of the Barrel?
- Why Did I Get Fired as an ESL Teacher from EF China?
- Are Your ESL Skills Worth Anything?
Part II – Practice
- If You’re an ESL Teacher You’re Tired and Hungry
- What Do You Do When a Student Will Not Listen?
- The Typical Schedule of an ESL Teacher
- Tutoring in China: The Best English Teaching Jobs in China
- If You Hate EF, Check Out This Site!
- An ESL Training Center Ultimatum
- Dealing with the ESL Paperwork Headaches
- Handling Mixed-Ability Levels
- Problems You’ll Run into with Lesson Planning
Part III – Implementation
- 10 Things to Do at the Beginning of Your ESL Class
- Using iPads in Your ESL Classroom: 7 Helpful Links
- New ESL Cartoon Creator
- ESL Practice Tests for Students Coming to America
- Hilarious ESL Action Verbs PowerPoint
- Extra Homework Worksheets for Good and Bad Students
- Asking for Directions PowerPoint
- Using Math in Your ESL Classroom
- Free & Funny ESL Game Piece Images
- ESL Steve Jobs PowerPoint
Now, I know what some of you are thinking: shit, I ain’t paying no $3.99 for this stupid book!
That’s fine, don’t. Go spend 10 times that on cheap beer and even cheaper women. Go to the nearest McDonald’s and wallow in your own pity. Or buy some more cheap DVDs on the street so you can disappear to your room and forget about it all until the next class rolls around.
You won’t get any pity from me, and don’t think I’m making a lot of money off these books – I’m not. In fact, I think this’ll be the last ESL book I write for some time as I’m just kind of tired of it…and about plum out of ideas for now.
I guess you can say I’ve saved the best for last – strategies and philosophies, and stuff that will be helpful to some of you still struggling. This book is more advanced, with some ideas that some of you might not understand quite yet, but will benefit from later.
Mainly the book is trying to do what it says – allowing you to keep sane when teaching ESL. Check it out!