Tagged: professional development

Teaching is ….

This is an abridged version of my closing graduation speech I recently gave (and blogged about) where I work. Words to those entering the teaching profession. Something more heartfelt and personal. Sorry for the bad audio but I did this in one take and without...

Guest Posts….

I’m a true blue believer in “sharing”. Not just resources but also our own teaching ideas and experience. We all have something to share and add to the benefit of the wider community. Praxis > informed action or as I see it, “walking the talk”...

The #1 ….. (way to tell a teacher is an expert)

** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1. They use the whole classroom Teachers that use the whole classroom and make every part of it “their home” — are most likely to be those that are “great teachers”. Inexperienced and less effective...

Presentations to help new teachers

I have many presentations both on our Professional Development page, on our Practice Page and on our Teacher Training page — which provide many tips and pointers regarding teaching language. Here are the main ones in video that might benefit those newer teachers starting to...

How God made “the teacher”.

It isn’t easy being a teacher, is it? So much we have to do and be capable of – almost takes super human ability. However there is one quality that truly sets a great teacher apart. Watch this presentation and find out what I think...

Teaching Struggles – Some Medicine.

I have the honor and privilege of quite often giving end of year, end of course, graduation and other speeches to teachers. I take it seriously and usually end with a story. Stories work well and inspire. One of the ones I’ve used most often...

Reflective Teaching Practices in ELT

I recently attended Kotesol’s National Conference. It was themed upon “Reflection and Prof. Development”. I had a great time (thanks to all who attended my own following day workshops!) and sat in on some excellent lectures/presentations. But the highlight was the opening plenary by Dr....

An open source TEFL Certificate. Possible?

I’ve been working hard on something that has been “pregnant” for several years — a teacher training (TEFL) certificate. As many will know, I really want “quality” when it comes to teaching, I really want content and the profit model put in its proper place...

Teaching Tips from the Trenches

I recently got a barage of requests for “advice”. I really am honored and EVERY time try my best to give the most and most apt advice I possibly can given all the variables involved. This got me thinking and of course, “out popped a...

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