Professional Development Category

One thing that has slowly happened to me in my own development as a teacher – I’m now less absolute and sure of…

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I’ve been working on a new post this weekend, a reflection on my own development as a teacher and all the footprints…

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I have over 30 years invested in English language teaching. I've seen and almost done it all. Private teacher,…

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I just got home after an absolutely stunning day with my preservice teachers class. This year, I’m again using an…

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Teachers' college and a professional degree in education is great. You learn so many essential things. Educational…

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Teaching a language isn’t as easy as it sounds – to do it well. Just showing up to a class and speaking (we call…

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I hear often from teachers about how video is such a powerful media form to use in the English teaching classroom. But…

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Today, went out for a nice bike ride with "my old man". He's over 70 and he kicked my butt! Truly. I'll admit I'm not…

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This morning, sat down and had some “my time”.  I went through a number of my hundreds of notebooks full of…

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“I knew that I had a facility with words and a power of facing unpleasant facts, and I felt that this created a sort…

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Last month I read this excellent post by Russ Mayne - The Authenticity Trap. He relates how in our culturally…

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I’ve always been a big advocate of continued reflection by teachers, especially regarding their own beliefs vis a…

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