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Professional, engaging, ready to use resources. PowerPoints, Worksheets, Lesson Plans. I have a varied background working in both education and the corporate world. I've held management roles, teaching roles and entrepreneurial ventures. I've been involved in adult education for the past two decades. My teaching areas are computing and workplace communication skills. I also have my CELTA and have experience teaching English as a second language. I love creating resources for all of the above.

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Professional, engaging, ready to use resources. PowerPoints, Worksheets, Lesson Plans. I have a varied background working in both education and the corporate world. I've held management roles, teaching roles and entrepreneurial ventures. I've been involved in adult education for the past two decades. My teaching areas are computing and workplace communication skills. I also have my CELTA and have experience teaching English as a second language. I love creating resources for all of the above.
Workplace Bullying Interactive PPT and Worksheets

Workplace Bullying Interactive PPT and Worksheets

This resource tackles the delicate subject of Workplace Bullying. Studies show that it is alive and well and is often swept under the carpet. This presentation is an interactive lesson that gives strategies for coping with Bullying in the workplace from an Employee and Management perspective. The resource contains a professionally designed PP, Teachers notes, and worksheets for learners. Within the PP are links to videos that form part of the lesson. Files are provided in pdf, powerpoint and word formatting allowing editing if required to suit your audience. Topics are as follows: - Definition of Workplace Bully - Recognising the four types of Bullies - 5 key facts about Bullying - What is not Bullying - What to do if you are Bullied - The responsibilities of Management - Three Task Challenges - Scenarios
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Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

This resource has been created for adults and older children that want to improve their handwriting. It is a 20 slide interactive presentation with accompanying worksheets for practice. Topics: What is good handwriting? Vocabulary associated with handwriting Warmup for Writing Letter formation Letter groups Pangrams Form filling Signatures Top 3 tips for improving handwriting I often hear people say that they hate their handwriting, or that no one can read it. It is such an important part of communication. Even with email and the internet being a big part of written communication you cannot replace the benefit of a hand written note or message on a card. Not to mention that many workplace forms still need to be filled out manually and it is so important that the writing is clear. I have used this in my workplace training sessions and learners have enjoyed it and noticed improvements within 10 days of practice. I wanted to get away from all the babyish resources that are just not appropriate to teach adults with. I hope you enjoy this.
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English Language Bundle - ESOL / ELS English as a second language

English Language Bundle - ESOL / ELS English as a second language

Separate resources that can be used as icebreakers, warmers, parts of lessons, and in some cases whole lessons. Developed for Adults. Business emails - 20 page e-book The Verb 'To Be' simple present Future tense diagrams and activities Homophones Synonym and Antonym worksheets and activities Present and past tense irregular verb game Things in Common Icebreaker Giving good verbal instructions Small Talk Presentation - Interactive lesson
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Pivot Tables Shortcut keys Mix n Match Activity

Pivot Tables Shortcut keys Mix n Match Activity

This resource contains a worksheet that can be printed out. It has a list of short cut keys pertaining to pivot tables and data management in Excel. The activity is a mix and match. Students are required to match the shortcut with the Description. The answer page is included as well as a blank sheet for further shortcut keys to be added. I generally use this at the beginning of a lesson, once I’ve covered off a bit of general knowledge around pivot tables. I then encourage students to put these short cuts into practice during the session. Included is a word document and a pdf file, so further editing is permitted. This activity can be carried out individually, in pairs, or groups to add a competitive edge.
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Most used Excel functions - function, syntax, description quick reference sheets

Most used Excel functions - function, syntax, description quick reference sheets

This resource contains a Table of the most used functions in Excel. It is separated by Core functions, Date Functions, Text Functions, and Lookup / Reference Functions. It is set out attractively in a table, the column headings being: Function Name, Syntax and Description. It gives a quick reference to over 35 different functions. It is available in a pdf and word document so that you can make any changes required.
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Excel Chart Types Activity

Excel Chart Types Activity

This resource can be used during a lesson with Excel Charts. It is useful to become familiar with different chart types and their application. The activities can be carried out individually, in pairs or in teams. It is always more fun to team up, as two heads are better than one and lots of discussion can be generated. Files are available in both pdf and docx format for editing if required. Preparation for Mix N Match Activity: Print out the document named ‘Chart Type Activity Answers’ Laminate the sheets (optional) Cut out all the segments Learners now match up all three elements (Chart name, Description, Picture). This activity can be timed and completed in teams to add a competitive edge. Other Activity Options: Print out the document named ‘Chart Type Activity without Chart Type’. Learners will review the description and the pictorial view and name the Chart Type. Print out the document named ‘Chart Type Activity without Description’. Hand out the cut outs of ‘Descriptions’. Learners place them in the appropriate slot. Print out the document names ‘Chart Type Activity without Picture’. Hand out the cut outs of ‘Pictures’. Learners place them in the appropriate slot.
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Excel Pivot Table Exercise / Task

Excel Pivot Table Exercise / Task

This resource has been developed as a practice Exercise for learners who have been introduced to Pivot Tables in Excel. It is a practical task that can be undertaken in teams, pairs or individually. It includes a set of data that needs to be analysed. Learners are required to brainstorm questions that a Sales Manager would need to know about the transactional data. They then create pivot tables based on the questions. There is a second spreadsheet that contains 8 sample questions and pivot tables that relate to the questions. This activity has been well received in my classroom of adult learners. They become very engaged in the process and develop a better understanding of the use of pivot tables.
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Microsoft Excel Crossword Puzzle

Microsoft Excel Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Excel. I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity. The files are provided in both pdf and word format.
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MS Word Crossword Puzzle and Screen Elements Task

MS Word Crossword Puzzle and Screen Elements Task

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Word. The resource also contains a printable worksheet that covers the Screen Elements of the software applications I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity. It comes as both a pdf and word format file.
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Microsoft Office Crossword Puzzles

Microsoft Office Crossword Puzzles

This resource contains crossword puzzles for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. It’s a great way to get students engaged in learning the vocabulary around the software package they are working on. The crosswords can be printed out and worked on individually, in pairs or as a group activity. My adult learners really enjoy this aspect of the lesson. It can be carried out at the beginning or the end of the lesson.
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Microsoft Powerpoint Crossword Puzzle

Microsoft Powerpoint Crossword Puzzle

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Powerpoint. I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity.
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Microsoft Outlook Crossword Puzzle Activity

Microsoft Outlook Crossword Puzzle Activity

This crossword puzzle with answers covers the key vocabulary that learners need to be exposed to when learning Microsoft Outlook. I use this with my adult learning classes and they really enjoy completing this. It can be done in pairs or groups or individually. It generates useful discussion and is a lot of fun. This is a print and go activity. The files are provided as a pdf and word documents.
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Training Proposal Template

Training Proposal Template

This resource has been set up to provide a framework to ensure that when writing a business training proposal all areas are covered. It is important to do this for clear communication, as well as to protect yourself and your business from loss if things don't go to plan. You can simply open this document and edit it to meet your requirements. There are standard clauses that can be used for copyright, or you can alter to suit your needs. The 13 section topics are listed below: 1. Background / Purpose 2. Training Needs Assessment 3. Course Content 4. Training Methods 5. Training Venue / Facilities 6. Dates and Times 7. Confidentiality 8. Return on Investment (ROI) 9. Training Costs / Investment 10. Copyright and Other Rights 11. Cancellation 12. Force Majeure 13. Acceptance of Proposal
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Business Templates Bundle

Business Templates Bundle

These templates are quick and easy for you to use and fully editable. Suitable for small / medium size businesses and sole traders. Includes: Project Templates in Powerpoint Training Proposal Template Meeting and Agenda Templates Marketing plan Template Computer Training Needs Analysis forms
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Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

This resource has been created for adults and older children that want to improve their handwriting. It is a 20 slide interactive presentation with accompanying worksheets for practice. Topics: What is good handwriting? Vocabulary associated with handwriting Warmup for Writing Letter formation Letter groups Pangrams Form filling Signatures Top 3 tips for improving handwriting I often hear people say that they hate their handwriting, or that no one can read it. It is such an important part of communication. Even with email and the internet being a big part of written communication you cannot replace the benefit of a hand written note or message on a card. Not to mention that many workplace forms still need to be filled out manually and it is so important that the writing is clear. I have used this in my workplace training sessions and learners have enjoyed it and noticed improvements within 10 days of practice. I wanted to get away from all the babyish resources that are just not appropriate to teach adults with. I hope you enjoy this.
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English Language Bundle - ESOL / ELS English as a second language

English Language Bundle - ESOL / ELS English as a second language

Separate resources that can be used as icebreakers, warmers, parts of lessons, and in some cases whole lessons. Developed for Adults. Business emails - 20 page e-book The Verb 'To Be' simple present Future tense diagrams and activities Homophones Synonym and Antonym worksheets and activities Present and past tense irregular verb game Things in Common Icebreaker Giving good verbal instructions Small Talk Presentation - Interactive lesson
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Business Emails for ESOL Learners - Six Critical Steps E-book

Business Emails for ESOL Learners - Six Critical Steps E-book

This 29 page e-book has been created for Business English Learners that want to improve their business communication skills. In particular those where English is a second language. Email communication is a vital skill to have and reflects on the professionalism of the sender. There are practice exercises included that cover grammatical mistakes with answers. Topics covered are: The Subject Line Don’t ‘Flame’ People Levels of Formality to use in Emails Formal vs Informal Neutral / Standard Greetings and Closings The Body of the Message Attachments Proofreading is Vital Common Mistakes for Learners of English Spelling A Costly Mistake Summary
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Creating and Modifying Simple Charts in Excel 2016

Creating and Modifying Simple Charts in Excel 2016

This resource is for those new to creating Charts in Excel. There are step by step instructions within the training manual to learn how to create and modify bar charts and pie charts. It is a ready to go lesson that requires no further prep. This is a 2 hour lesson that has tasks for learners to complete. Learning Objectives:  Create a simple bar chart with existing data.  Create a simple pie chart to show percentages  Modify bar and pie charts to enhance presentation and update details. The files come in a word document that can be edited (if required for your audience) and also a pdf. There is an excel file that is an exercise file. ** Leave a review for this resource and receive one free resource of your choice from my shop. Communications, Workplace, ESOL and Computing Resources
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Active Listening PowerPoint Presentation - covers body language, questioning, paraphrasing, etc

Active Listening PowerPoint Presentation - covers body language, questioning, paraphrasing, etc

This is a 25 slide engaging PowerPoint presentation that covers the important topic of Active Listening. It includes information on Body Language, Questioning, Paraphrasing, Facial Expressions, and best practice techniques. Teachers notes are included that contains additional information and answers to questions that are posed to students. There is a pdf version and a ppt version that can be edited if required. ** Leave a review for this resource and receive one free resource of your choice from my shop. Communications, Workplace, ESOL and Computing Resources
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Microsoft Word Intermediate Training Manual

Microsoft Word Intermediate Training Manual

This resource covers Tabs, Tables, Quick Parts, Graphics, Drawing tools, Short cut keys and practice exercises. It is set out in an easy to follow format and in a Word document so that it can be easily edited if necessary to accommodate version changes. I have used this as a basis for group training for a wide range of audiences and they have really appreciated the productivity skills contained within the training manual.
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ESOL Homophones Activities and Games

ESOL Homophones Activities and Games

Homophones are words that have the same sound (pronunciation) but different meaning and (usually) different spelling. Included in this document are 66 pairs of common homophones. These can be printed, laminated, cut out and used in various activities to practice correct spelling, pronunciation and meaning of words. There is a pdf file and a word document so that you can edit if you wish to put in your own subject homophones. ** Leave a review for this resource and receive one free resource of your choice from my shop. Communications, Workplace, ESOL and Computing Resources
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ESOL Future Tense Diagram and Worksheet

ESOL Future Tense Diagram and Worksheet

This diagram can be printed out for ESOL learners who are studying the future tenses. It covers Present Continuous, Present Simple, Be going to and Will. The diagram demonstrates both useage and form and provides examples. The can be incorporated into a lesson or used on its own. It also has a handout for students to complete. They do this by writing their own sentences into the speech bubbles using the correct form. When I used it, I had a colour copy enlarged to A3 and also provided the learners with an A4 copy. They very much appreciated it.
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ESOL - Expressing ways to talk about the Future

ESOL - Expressing ways to talk about the Future

This powerpoint is a complete lesson with 16 interactive slides. It has information on present future forms, as well as tasks and activities for students to participate in. There are lots of pictures and diagrams to make things easy to comprehend as well as notes for the Teacher. To express ways to talk about the future we’ll be looking at: Going to and Will Present Continuous and Present Simple
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