During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing projects.

During this short break, I’ll be re-posting some of my favorite posts of 2018.

You might also be interested in A Look Back: All My Favorite Posts From The Past Eleven Years In One Place!

This particular “A Look Back” post has been revised from the original.


Building Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom: A Practical Guide was the top vote-getting in the poll I did with blog readers, so it looks like that will be the title of my upcoming book.

The book will be my tenth overall, and the fourth in my student motivation series.

I had hoped to complete it this summer, but my successful recovery from a herniated disc short-circuited that plan.

And with the other major writing projects I have in the works – Katie Hull and I are editing a series of books for teachers of mainstream students, as well as preparing a second edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide – this next motivation book may take awhile.

But now it does have a title!

You can access free resources from all of them here.