Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 6

This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. What do trainers look for when observing? This is a pretty big question, something I have read a lot on over the last few years. The answer is… well, many things. It really is largely dependent on the context and purpose of the observation. AnotherContinue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 6”

Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 5

This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. Observation. It leaves a bad taste in some teachers’ mouths. It’s one of those development tools that is probably done more poorly than well. It’s also one of the most important development tools we have, and it was the focus for this week. We lookedContinue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 5”

Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 4

This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. Whereas week 3 was devoted to planning training session, week 4 was devoted to delivering training sessions. We looked at using certain types of tasks, used these tasks, and we also covered supportive trainer talk. Let’s take a closer look at these now. Task formatsContinue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 4”

Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 3

This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. Week 3 in review This week we covered what I felt was less content, but a lot more practice – or implementing the learned content. We started off looking at the way in which input sessions are planned and the process of this planning. TheContinue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 3”

Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 2

This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. Overview of the week So, last week was very much the introductory week to the course – we were eased into things basically. This week was a lot heavier in terms of looking at what trainers do and the planning involved, which I found great.Continue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 2”

Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 1 (And an update!)

This is part of the series Cambridge Train the Trainer. This is the first in a series I am calling Cambridge Train the Trainer, however I am using this post specifically to tell you all about what’s been happening the last few months as well, as it has been far too long since I haveContinue reading “Cambridge Train the Trainer – Week 1 (And an update!)”

ELT Playbook 1 – Teacher health and wellbeing 2

This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task In this task, Sandy asks teachers to watch Carol Dweck’s TED talk and reflect on its message and how fixed and growth mindsets play a role in our teaching, learning and personal lives. Now, one thing that IContinue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Teacher health and wellbeing 2”

The Teacher Trainer Diaries – Experimental activity and reflection

This post is part of a reflective series called The Teacher Trainer Diaries, in which I write about my experiences as a teacher trainer. Anyone who has done Delta has completed the Experimental Assignment which makes up part of the Professional Development Assignment, and sees candidates planning, carrying out and reflecting on a lesson involvingContinue reading “The Teacher Trainer Diaries – Experimental activity and reflection”

ELT Playbook 1 – Teacher health and wellbeing 1

This is my response to the reflective task Exploring your context 1 from Sandy Millin’s ELT Playbook 1. The task – Going for a walk In this task, Sandy asks teachers to go for a walk, somewhere we haven’t been before preferably, and take a few moments to take in what it is we see, feel, experience, etc.Continue reading “ELT Playbook 1 – Teacher health and wellbeing 1”