Review: Beyond Training – Jack C. Richards

I first picked up Richards’ Beyond Training about two or three years ago. I remember reading it and thinking it was an interesting read, but now, a few years, on I decided to pick it up again and see if there was anything ‘new’ that I could gain. Well, I can say that, one, IContinue reading “Review: Beyond Training – Jack C. Richards”

Conference notes: Oxford TEFL Training and Leadership in ELT

Today, I had the pleasure and privilege of not only attending, but presenting at Oxford TEFL’s Training and Leadership in ELT conference. I have to say, hats off to Oxford TEFL. They put on a FREE conference focused on training and management, something I think is super rare in our industry, and something we needContinue reading “Conference notes: Oxford TEFL Training and Leadership in ELT”

Article Notes: What is a ‘good’ teacher? – Terry Phillips

‘Article Notes’ is a set of blog posts in which I write down my notes about articles that I read. These notes are not meant to be ‘academic’ or ‘formal’; rather, they are my ramblings and immediate thoughts in reaction to the content I read. I’ve written them up to help me remember the article,Continue reading “Article Notes: What is a ‘good’ teacher? – Terry Phillips”

Article Notes: Transforming the wheel: from teaching skills to management skills – Liz Clarkson and Pat Lodge

‘Article Notes’ is a set of blog posts in which I write down my notes about articles that I read. These notes are not meant to be ‘academic’ or ‘formal’; rather, they are my ramblings and immediate thoughts in reaction to the content I read. I’ve written them up to help me remember the article,Continue reading “Article Notes: Transforming the wheel: from teaching skills to management skills – Liz Clarkson and Pat Lodge”

Article Notes: Cascade training and teachers’ professional development – David Hayes

‘Article Notes’ is a set of blog posts in which I write down my notes about articles that I read. These notes are not meant to be ‘academic’ or ‘formal’; rather, they are my ramblings and immediate thoughts in reaction to the content I read. I’ve written them up to help me remember the article,Continue reading “Article Notes: Cascade training and teachers’ professional development – David Hayes”

Article Notes: From traditions to frameworks for teacher training short courses and workshops – Briony Beaven

‘Article Notes’ is a set of blog posts in which I write down my notes about articles that I read. These notes are not meant to be ‘academic’ or ‘formal’; rather, they are my ramblings and immediate thoughts in reaction to the content I read. I’ve written them up to help me remember the article,Continue reading “Article Notes: From traditions to frameworks for teacher training short courses and workshops – Briony Beaven”

Article notes: Models of Continuing Professional Development: a framework for analysis – Aileen Kennedy

‘Article Notes’ is a set of blog posts in which I write down my notes about articles that I read. These notes are not meant to be ‘academic’ or ‘formal’; rather, they are my ramblings and immediate thoughts in reaction to the content I read. I’ve written them up to help me remember the article,Continue reading “Article notes: Models of Continuing Professional Development: a framework for analysis – Aileen Kennedy”

Review: The Lexical Approach – Michael Lewis

For one of my NILE MAPDLE Core Module assignments, I had to prepare a set of materials that ‘taught’ (in some way) a piece/pieces of language. As I am very much against prescriptive grammar teaching and was recommended against doing something focused on phonology, I opted for lexis – and focused on formulaic language forContinue reading “Review: The Lexical Approach – Michael Lewis”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matthew Ellman

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. I had pleasure to sit down with teacher, trainer and co-author of the new book From Teacher to Trainer (see pic below), Matthew Ellman. I had the pleasure to meet Matt all the way back in the days before COVID, when he paid the Cambridge teacherContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matthew Ellman”

Review: Activities for Mediation – Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur

If you saw my Sponge Chat with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur, then you’ll know that I have been using their amazing book, Activities for Mediation. I’ve had this for a while now and while I won’t say too much yet, I will say that it took me a while to write this review simplyContinue reading “Review: Activities for Mediation – Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur”