About me

_.:| In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful |:._

Who am I?

Shortly, I’m one of those million dedicated teachers you met and are going to meet in your adventurous life. A freak who’s deeply in love with teaching, creating resources and exploring new strands of teaching.

You might notice me in so many places where  ESL/EFL teachers gather to share ideas, resources and ups and downs of teaching.

I decided to start my own blog – as well as joining other teachers – to keep my grey cells alive! I don’t want the teacher in me to fade and wither.

(yes, you’re right. Not working right now! -_-‘ )

Another reason is to reach students through their teachers who finds my work appealing and useful before anything.


Where can you find me in this digital world?

Well officially, and as a contributing  member, you can find me in all my friends list at the left side bar, except the personal blogs.


I’m new to wordpress in particular and blogs in general, so excuse any messy archiving. If you would like to teach me and show me around, I would be really grateful to you. ^^”

The blog might seem dead and empty at the moment, but keep visiting us from time to time and see us evolve.

Many thanks to you, my precious visitors, for your support. The daily visits I get from you keeps my enthusiasm burning.




  1. Fatin said,

    January 4, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Thanks Dedicated-Teacher and I think it’s shame to let an excellent teacher like you without teaching. But I hope the very best luck to you with what are you doing.

    • January 4, 2010 at 1:21 PM

      Hi Mrs. Fatin,
      I’m so glad that you lift me a post over here. Thanks for your kind words, I’m optimistic that one day I will get the chance to be in a school teaching. Thus I have to keep teaching in my head for most of the day (^^).

      I hope you can find good resources to help you with teaching,


  2. Muna A. said,

    January 5, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    Dear Dedicated Teacher,

    You are still just as helpful and dedicated as we have always seen you (Mashallah)
    The idea of the blog is really great, hope that teachers will make the best out of it
    Enjoy what you are doing now, and consider this as a warrior’s break 😉

    Wishing you all the best


    • January 5, 2010 at 9:43 PM

      Hi dear Muna,

      You don’t know how much I’m happy to see your post here ^^. Well, you said it. This is me and my teacher spirit. I also hope this effort reaches every teacher wherever they are and spare them a few hours to use in knowing their students more and address their need.

      [ I hope you can give me a hand in approaching teachers from your side, till I get back ^^ ]


  3. Rana said,

    March 15, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    hi my dear… this is a great tool for teachers. you have done an amazing job… I will send the link to my students even though some of the material could be slightly above kindergarten level… perhaps that is something you can look into? i.e. classification of activities by age group? what do you think?
    take care and best wishes…

    • March 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM

      Hi Mrs. Rana,

      Glad to read you here ^^. Thanks for recommending this modest effort to your students. I hope they would be able to find good ideas to implement in their teaching practice with kindergarten pupils.

      I appreciate the valuable suggestion you gave in here; it’s always good to have more categories that help teachers to decide from the first glance if they would find what they need. (Well, this is the point of the whole blog ^^). I will surely think of the best way to display the age group.

      I’m interested in the type of worksheet, activities and games your students practice in kindergarten… Do you think you could have one of them send me some of her work or talk to me about it?

      Have a nice day.

  4. March 19, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    Hey DT,

    I was so drawn with your work at ESLprintables! was bouncing from one sheet to another!!! lolz
    you’r doing a great job here and there huh!
    so glad and happy to meet other DTs from UAE.
    and guess what! I’m about to BROADCAST your site to my humble list.

    Keep us posted with your great work,

    • March 19, 2010 at 1:07 PM

      Hi Khuloud,

      It is an honour to have those kind words from you. So we are ESLprintables colleagues ^^, Fantastic! … Many thanks for the charge-free broadcasting ;-).

      If you have any suggestions, comments or advice, you’re more than welcome to share and discuss them with me.


  5. Silvia said,

    April 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Dear dedicatet teacher,
    I have always admired your work on ESL printables and I’m glad you have made your own blog. I love your fantastic games. It must be hard to prepare them. Your name ” dedicated teacher” couldn’t be better chosen.
    A big hug from very rainy Brazil

    • April 10, 2010 at 11:38 AM

      Dear Silvia,

      I must say that this blog wouldn’t be unless I met you and the other teachers in ESLprintables. I’v been inspired by you all, and having this small corner would give me the little space I need to add my personal artistic touch. ^^

      I’m so happy to treasure your kind words.

      Take care…

  6. Larisa (larchonok) said,

    April 10, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Dear, Dedicated Teacher!
    I love your work on ESL printables, and I used your template of a minibook for my young learners. They like the idea of reading a book in English very much! I would like to say “Thanks a million to you” once more.
    And it was a great idea to start your own blog. I’m not very good with computers yet, but blog inspired me and one day I hope I’ll be able to start my own blog!

    All the best to you!
    Hugs from Russia,

    • April 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM

      Hi dear Larisa,

      Many thanks for you kind words. Its the same over here. I admire your work as well and have nearly most of your worksheets. If you decided to start your blog, please let me know if you need any help. I will be glad to show you around what I know.

      Take care and Hugs from UAE,

  7. Kita said,

    April 14, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Hi there!
    Unfortunately I found your blog with a reported contribution on ESLprintables. Of course it was a mistake… we like to share in so many places at once, that’s the result, sometimes! (I had the same “problem” before in ESLprintables).

    But, well… sorry, but I feel a little glad that this person reported your worksheet… but it’s for a good reason, so please don’t kill me for my comment lol If this person hadn’t reported your worksheet, I think I would never know you had such a fantastic blog!!! 😀 Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful work and if in any moment of your life as a teacher you feel demotivated for any reason… please, remember your work and your DEDICATION and just feel proud of you. YOU ARE a great teacher!

    Thanks again for sharing. Take a look at my blog, maybe you find something useful there 😉 I hope so! I’ll be back! You are already in my favourite links… 😉

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Patricia (Kita19 in ESLprintables)

    P.S: Of course I had to subscribe to the blog updates 😉

    • April 15, 2010 at 3:33 AM

      Hi Kita,

      Don’t worry dear, I shall never hunt you down for your comment 😉 Actually, your comment cleared so many things. I spent the day thinking what rule have I broken and how possibly I voilated ESL.printables’s rules!! So you have my sincerest thanks for your comments.

      Before, I used to publish my work in ESLprintables first so I can proof and claim that this is my work, then publish it here in my blog and other ESL websites (the list of friends I have here)… But, I thougth my blog and my visitors have the right to recieve my work as first as my friends in ESLprintables. That’s why I started publishing them at the same time; starting with ESLprintables and then my blog.

      Well, I think I have to add a comment on this page to clarify that I’m the Dedicated-Teacher in ESLprintables and on the homepage as well. ^^

      Thanks to share your blog with me, I’m going through it right now. And I shall add it to my list of friends very soon (Right after my post in here). And thanks for your inspiring words dear.

  8. olindalima said,

    April 20, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Hi DT

    I’m glad I discovered your blog. it’s really nice and very useful. You are doing an excellent work. Congratulations. Keep on. I’ve just downloaded your “!Survival Game ” – thanks4sharing.

    • April 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM

      Hi Linda,

      It’s to my pleasure to have your visit counted and your comment in here. I visited your blog and will have a small ad for it in my friends list. ^^,

      Let’s keep up our great work for our precious students.

  9. Um Ali said,

    May 14, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Great work for Great Person.

    wish you all the best

    • May 14, 2010 at 12:31 PM

      This is a unique and pleasant surprise! Hope you are doing great Um Ali. ^^,

      Thanks for your kind words.

  10. special corner said,

    May 28, 2010 at 6:08 AM

    Actually, I enjoyed reading about you. But i have a desire to know where are you from 😀
    your language is very excellent.
    i hope to be like you :$
    Also your blog is very organized.I have recently made a blog but it is completely empty.
    Wish You All the best
    my regards

    • May 28, 2010 at 6:51 AM

      Hi Speacial Corner,

      (Can I assume this is your blog name)

      Many thanks for your kind words ^^. I’m from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and doing my best to improve my English. Thanks as well for your comment about the blog’s organization, which indicates the time to have a few changes in the last section of this short Bio.

      It’s always delightful to know that teachers are taking their first steps into sharing with the world. I hope you could share with us your blog when it’s ready.

      If your blog is on wordpress, I can share some of my experience with you whenever is needed, unless it’s not your first experience with wordpress.

      Wish you all luck as well,

  11. May 30, 2010 at 6:06 AM


    Just popped in as I miss being around..

    am I missing anythin! huh! huh! huh!!!!

    well DT I tried to have my own blog on wordpress.. but guess what! am so cluless!!!! I felt like totally dump! was wondering to get some help from here and there… and you came to my mind…

    would you be my TEACHER assisting me in building my the blog, baaah-leeeeez!! T.T


    • May 30, 2010 at 7:42 AM

      Hi dear Kholoud,

      I also missed you so much I hope you’re doing fine as the academic year came to an end – at least for the lower elementary-.

      It’s a great news to know that you are starting your own corner. I’m so excited just to know that. Time to update and add a new friend to my list.

      It goes without asking or even wondering. I’m at you service at any time. Ask me all you want. You know what! .. I shall take a break from my new game and will focus a bit on preparing some useful and simple tips to guide through wordpress. ^^,

      take care dear,

  12. Fiona said,

    August 7, 2011 at 7:42 AM

    Hi from Australia,

    Thank you for your posts on Aesop’s Fables. I am also interested in exposing my preschool children to the wide range of teachers across the globe. I understand COMPLETELY if you do not want a photo of yourself on your Internet site – privacy is a precious thing! But I am wondering if there is a picture, like a postcard, of how teachers in your country dress that may give Australian children an appreciation of diversity. Teachers in Australia dress in smart casual or even jeans and T shirts so there is a wide range of styles here.

    My email address is the.hovel@webone.com.au if you are able to reply. Images do not translate well so a low resolution version may work best.

    Keep up the great English language resources.

    Fiona Hemmings, Preschool teacher

  13. Juanita said,

    January 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Hi there,

    I have an odd request.

    I have a friend, who’s mom has been missing for a few years. She used to be a teacher and her name is Joey Botha. I saw you refer to a Joey Botha on your blog. I am praying to God that it might be the same person.

    Please could you mail me at juanita@fireworxevents.co.za should you think it might be the same lady.

    Thank you


  14. April 16, 2012 at 5:48 AM

    Really glad to find you here, I certainly admire your work and dedication! I visited ESLHQ – which I didn’t visit for a long time (what a shame!) and found some of your worksheets there. I downloaded some and spent more than an hour opening and reading them.

    Needless to say, for a moment I wish I hadn’t studied English, so I would be your student.

    Of course I subscribed to your blog and I’m looking forward to receiving news as soon as you can.

    Thank you for your efforts and great example, when I grow up I want to be like you.



  15. here said,

    June 3, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    It looks to me that this website doesnt load up in a Motorola Droid. Are other folks having the same problem? I like this website and dont want to have to miss it any time Im gone from my computer.

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