Teacher Development Podcasts
Becoming a teacher trainer is super popular career goal for new teachers, but it can also seem pretty daunting. How can you move from teaching into training?We speak with three teacher trainers (Simon Galloway, Ray Davila and Dave Weller) about their careers; where they started, where they are now and how they got there.
You've heard of PPP, ESA, TTT and ARC, but what about CAP? We speak to Jason Anderson about "the hidden paradigm in ELT" - Context, Analysis, Practice.
Plan-teach-reflect, plan-teach-reflect - the reflective cycle is drummed into new teachers, but what does reflection actually mean? We look at why reflection is important, the barriers that stop teachers from reflecting and how to overcome some of these.
Every year schools spend millions of dollars developing curriculums, creating tests, training and observing teachers. But what are the side effects?
Teaching and training are similar, but different. We explore the challenges new trainers face after leaving teaching for training.
"Training" and "Professional Development" might sound the same, but attending training doesn't guarantee development. Listen to find out why.
Becoming a new EFL teacher is almost as hard as learning a new language. We look at typical challenges that new teachers face, consider strategies that teachers and mentors can use to overcome these and help you decide if TEFL is right profession for you.
Listen to find out what common misconceptions teachers have (like 'learning styles', 'multiple intelligences', etc.), why theories don't get applied in the classroom and how teachers can bridge the gap between theory and practice (with special guest, Dave Weller).
Are you a manager, trainer or teacher mentor? Have you ever told your teachers that they needed to give their lessons more spark? More energy? Lower their teacher talking time? Give their students better feedback? And then found nothing changed? We'll tell you why...
Times have changed. Non-native speakers out number native speakers 2:1. Listen to the implications for you and your students.