The Teacher Trainer Diaries: 2021/2022 in review – Part 3: The year overall

Here are the links to the other parts: Part 1 and Part 2. So, this will be the final post in reviewing the academic year. I had wanted to include more stuff, but finding the time is so difficult at the moment! In this post, I’ll look at the development programme as a whole, goingContinue reading “The Teacher Trainer Diaries: 2021/2022 in review – Part 3: The year overall”

Review: Language Teacher Education – Jon Roberts

On the reading list for the NILE MATD is Jon Roberts’ Language Teacher Education. I had never heard of it, to be honest, but after reading it I am unsure as to why it isn’t more widely known. In this review, I’ll talk about the ‘what’ of the book, major takeaways, as well as myContinue reading “Review: Language Teacher Education – Jon Roberts”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. I recently had the privilege to sit down with Adrian Tennent, an ELT heavy-weight within teacher education. Adrian has trained in numerous countries and contexts around the world, and consulted on loads of really interesting projects. He is also a writer and, of course, a teacher!Continue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training with Adrian Tennant”

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”

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”

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”

Article notes: The consequences of INSET – Martin Lamb

I read a lot of articles, and, more often that not, I write loads of notes all over them and then write a summary of sorts in my handy notebook. I will continue to do this, but I thought I’d also start writing up my ‘article notes’ here so that I can share my thoughtsContinue reading “Article notes: The consequences of INSET – Martin Lamb”

Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur

This blog post is part of the Sponge Chats video series. In this Sponge Chat, I was lucky enough to sit down with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur, two people who have taken the ELT world by storm with their drive to bring more attention to mediation in ELT, and show how useful it can be inContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Materials Writing with Riccardo Chiappini and Ethan Mansur”

Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Academic Management with Sandy Millin

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you would have noticed one name that keeps popping up: Sandy Millin. Sandy is an internationally-renowned teacher trainer and manager, who also happens to be a materials writer and self-published author (be sure to check out her amazing book, ELT Playbook 1, and her latest teacher trainingContinue reading “Sponge Chats – Teacher Training and Academic Management with Sandy Millin”