IATEFL Day 2 and 3 – High Expectations, and Networking

Ah! IATEFL was great, it really was! Just brilliant.  Inspiring. It always is. Been busy since I’ve been back, lots of work waiting upon my return, so finally getting around to my blog now. Following on from day 1… As I didn’t attend a specific stream on day 2, but many talks from many areas,…

Conferences…why bother?

I’ll tell you why, if you are someone who is wondering if ELT conferences are worth it.  Worth the money (and very often it is teachers who self fund to attend).  Worth the time (you may have to use annual leave to attend, or give up a weekend). I’ve had teachers say to me ‘I…

CPD – worth the time it ‘takes away’ from your job?

I encourage all of our teachers to participate in their own Teacher Development (TD) – it’s an important part of their careers as educators to engage in continual reflection.  It forms important spokes in the wheel of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).  It refreshes teacher motivation and interest in their day-to-day job. It brings teaching skills up to date and…