Sponge Chats – Training, Materials Writing and Freelancing with Nik Peachey

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series.

Some time ago I had the pleasure to speak to someone who really needs no introduction – Nik Peachey from PeacheyPublications Ltd. Nik was kind enough to spend part of his Friday evening talking about teaching, training, materials writing and, of course, technology with me. We also looked at numerous aspects of the freelancer life – with some very important tips for those thinking about moving into it.

This is the first Sponge Chat of the 21/22 academic year, and I am so happy that I was able to get Nik. It was very insightful and I am sure that there will be many of you out there who will enjoy it as much as I did.

If you do like this Sponge Chat, please let me know with a like, comment, subscribe, or all three! Remember to check it out on YouTube and on Spotify.

Book recommendations

Nik Peachey – Digital tools for teachers

Nik Peachey – Hacking creativity

Martin Parrot – Tasks for Language Teachers

Scott Thornbury – About Language

Christine Frank, Mario Rinvolcuri and Marge Berer – Challenge to think

John Morgan and Mario Rincolcuri – Once Upon A Time – Using Stories in the Language Classroom

Stephen Neale, Lisa Spencer-Arnell and Liz Wilson – Emotional Intelligence Coaching

BTW, this is the teaching machine that Nik was talking about in the video. Very interesting indeed!

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matt Ellman SPONGE ELT

In this Sponge Chat, I had the pleasure to sit down with Matthew Ellman, a teacher, trainer and co-author of the new book, From Teacher to Trainer.    00:00 Introduction  03:00 Sponge Chats overview   03:45 Who is Matthew Ellman?   07:00 Matt's journey into teacher training   12:00 Some difficulties with teacher training   18:00 Impact   28:45 Positives about being in a teacher educator role   35:00 From Teacher to Trainer   43:10 Advice for those looking to move into teacher training   46:00 The importance of Delta/DipTESOL and other qualifications   50:00 Book recommendations
  1. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Matt Ellman
  2. Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Silvina Mascitti
  3. Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur
  4. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Materials Writing with Emily Bryson
  5. Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Academic Management with Sandy Millin

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