This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series.
In this Sponge Chat, I had the pleasure to sit down with trainer and materials writer Cecilia Nobre. Most of you have most likely encountered Cecilia online in one of her webinars, or some of her materials on her Freeed blog.
Cecilia was kind enough to share her journey from teaching to training and some of her challenges that she has faced along the way. We spent quite a bit a time looking at her experience as a non-native female teacher working in an industry that more often than not places more value on teachers being native, and how she has dealt with many of the negative consequences.
Cecilia also spoke about her experience on the OUP/Joh Hughes materials writing course as well as the iTDP Meaningful Action course with Scott Thornbury.
Cecilia’s book recommendations
Reflective Practice – Mann and Walsh
Meaningful Action – Arnold and Murphey
I hope that you find this Sponge Chat interesting and useful. I had a great time chatting with Cecilia and I look forward to the next time we get to sit down together. If you do like this Sponge Chat, please remember to give us a like on YouTube or Spotify – and don’t forget to subscribe!