This post is part of a reflective series called The Teacher Trainer Diaries, in which I write about my experiences as a teacher trainer. One problem that I think occurs in both teaching and training contexts is that we far too often view the class, staff, group, etc. as a whole unit, forgetting that each... Continue Reading →
**Updated** Since the original publishing of this post, I have come across a phenomenal amount of extra resources, tools, etc. that I think you will all find very useful. I have updated the lists within this blog, and I will continue to do so. Watch this space! - Jim The coronavirus has sent the world... Continue Reading →
So last weekend, I attended the annual Cambridge teacher trainers' meeting held in Madrid. It was perhaps one of the most informative and valuable weekends that I've had within my career as an English teacher/trainer. I won't go into all the details in this post, but what I will talk about is one of the... Continue Reading →
I have always been interested in teaching English online. Currently, I have one online learner (a long-time private), but I am very interested in expanding my online teaching experience. So, when I heard that one of my Colleagues, Steve Kelly, had taught online full-time for many years before moving back into the more traditional classroom,... Continue Reading →
A few months ago I decided to conduct some of my own research into the effects the observer has and see what attitudes teachers had towards face-to-face and video observations.
The end has come to the 2018/2019 academic year and, as always, reflection is key to progress. Here are a few things that I have learnt coming out from this extremely busy year, which was also the first year that I have officially held a position as a teacher trainer. Development works One of the... Continue Reading →
This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 4 from Sandy Millin's ELT Playbook 1. The task - The role of English In this task, Sandy asks the reader (me) to reflect on the importance of English language learning in my current context, the impact English has on those who learn it,... Continue Reading →