We but mirror the world.

If we could change ourselves,

the tendencies in the world would also change.

We need not wait to see what others do.

~ Mahatma Gandi

Strength lies in differences,

NOT in similarities.

~ Stephen R. Covey

Everyone is welcome here!

 

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
~ Alexandra K. Trenfor

Coleman’s Classroom

An ESL Educator’s POV

A Place for Education and Inclusion

Welcome to My Classroom

My name is Catherine Coleman, Mrs. C to my students.As an educator, I am driven by Martin Luther King Jr.’s words that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Currently in America, there is a rise in injustice as the very definitions and values of this nation are under attack. Despite this contentious environment, I wholeheartedly agree with Marion Wright Edelman’s inspiring statement that “you really can change the world if you care enough.” I have also been motivated by Mother Teresa's command: “Don’t wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” Thus, this website, an extension of my English classroom where I continually strive to represent a tolerant and accepting America while providing excellent English educational resources, is my personal effort to change the world, one person, one word, one idiom, and one idea at a time.

Here you will find a plethora of free educational resources including my weekly blog with timely cultural and language insight, academic advice, and other educational topics  in addition to my own classroom lessons in grammar, writing, reading, language, college success as well as others’ online educational videos. All of these resources may be used for students' self-study and for instructors' class-lessons. All the slide shares in the free section have non-commercial share alike international licenses. Thus, if you want to share any of these resources to help others become more proficient in English, please do.

Moreover, I am in the process of fulfilling one of the great American dreams-- to have one’s own business. Coleman’s Classroom wiil soon be launching with ESL for-purchase publications and some fee-based lessons.

Even though mastering English often seems like an insurmountable task, change happens little by little. With a good attitude, unceasing effort, and sufficient time, the favorable result will be worth it!

I hope the resources your find here will help you achieve your goals!

 

Lessons

Video Lessons

Video Lessons

Academic improvement, life success, stress relief, and more!

Let’s Learn!

Success Lessons

Success Lessons

Study skills, communication, inspiration and more!
Let’s Learn!

Language Lessons

Language Lessons

Vocabulary, idioms, parts of speech, and more!

Let’s Learn!

Grammar Lessons

Grammar Lessons

Verbs, sentence structure, grammar rules and more!

 Let’s Learn!

Writing Lessons

Writing Lessons

College writing information including essay, summary, quoting, and more!

Let’s Learn!

Reading Lessons

Reading Lessons

Short story lectures, poems, book recommendations and more!
Let’s Learn!

 

 

I'd love to hear from you!

You can contact me at ccoleman@clmn.net