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Conference reports. Launch of NILE Training Activity Cards. TDI. Practical Activities for Balanced Listening Instruction. Livening Up Listening. Trainer Development: a Course for Teacher Educators. This 25 hours per week face-to-face taught course is eligible for Erasmus+ funding.

Trainer Development: a Course for Teacher Educators

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development. Sketch by @SylviaDuckworth While on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye.

10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The sketch itself was created by Sylvia Duckworth and it definitely caught my attention. Attentive listening. Framework for 21st Century Learning. P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes.

Framework for 21st Century Learning

It has been used by thousands of educators and hundreds of schools in the U.S. and abroad to put 21st century skills at the center of learning. The P21 Framework represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom). Tweet the Framework While the graphic represents each element distinctly for descriptive purposes, P21 views all the components as fully interconnected in the process of 21st century teaching and learning. 21st Century Student Outcomes 1. Mastery of fundamental subjects and 21st century themes is essential for students in the 21st century. 2.

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10 skills great to have on your résumé right now

Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Andrey_Popov/ Shutterstock Looking for a new job can be hard. Teacher Training and Education SIG, IATEFL. Our SIG Day speakers – Jane Spiro. Our TDSIG Day at the IATEFL Annual Conference in Glasgow kicks off with Jane Spiro, who will be speaking on the topic of reading and how this can shape us as teachers, running right from childhood.

Our SIG Day speakers – Jane Spiro

In this first post about our SIG Day speakers, you’ll find links to a video to introduce Jane and she also answers a few quick TD-related questions… Jane Spiro – We are what we read: how reading shapes teachers What’s your session at IATEFL all about? My session looks at ways in which teachers are shaped by their reading, not only professionally or academically, but outside professional life, and from childhood: first experiences hearing stories read aloud, favourite childhood books, books in adolescence and early adulthood which changed your view of the world. TeachingEnglish. Before I start, let's get some terminology straight.


I'm not talking about exams. We as a society need exams. Governments and large institutions couldn't function without exams. Governments can't deal with tiny sub-sets of people: individuality... No, teachers expect more respect in valuing their skills. Types of Teacher Questions. Do you know what kind of questions you ask most frequently?

Types of Teacher Questions

Research on the questions teachers ask shows that about 60 percent require only recall of facts, 20 percent require students to think, and 20 percent are procedural in nature. The major types of questions fall into four categories: Types of questions. The importance of teaching reading: Teaching reading in the English language course should include the following set of learning goals: 1- enable students to read a wide range of texts in English. 2- develop awareness of the structures of the written English texts. 3- develop the ability of criticizing the content of texts.

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Professional development: teacher development and confidence. By Gerardo Valazza Advice and suggestions on how teachers can improve their personal development and confidence.

Professional development: teacher development and confidence

I am a teacher of college and I want to know how one teacher can enhance her or his confidence in this field and how to build the best teaching ability of teaching. Posted by Mariam Introduction. Professional Development - Case Studies. Technology Tools for Teachers. Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all.

Technology Tools for Teachers

In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. Whether you're looking for a specific tech tool or just trying to find something new and interesting for your class, we encourage you to browse around all of the different categories to see how many wonderful resources are available for your students. Also, if you have a tool that you'd like to see added to the list, please feel free to contact us at The following technology tools for teachers have been organized by academic subjects, topics, and learning activity. 8 Detailed Examples Of Giving Employee Feedback. Whether we realize it or not, we’re always giving or receiving feedback. Sometimes it’s explicit, like in a one-on-one meeting, or it’s implicit, through our tone of voice and body language.

We might not realize the image we’re giving off, so we need to be mindful of this. Also, when receiving feedback, it’s natural to take it as a personal attack and shut yourself off as a result. Instead, try to look at the feedback as a learning opportunity and grow from it. How to write CELTA lesson plans. In her latest guest post, Nicky Salmon talks about how to write effective lesson plans on the CELTA/Trinity TESOL course. What is a lesson plan? On a CELTA/Trinity TESOL course a plan is made up of: 1.The procedure. This is what I will be referring to in this post. (See the example below, kindly included here with permission of Action English Language Training in Leeds.) 2.An analysis of any language –grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation features- that may be included in the lesson. 3.The materials.

Little Bull Music Blog: Reflective Thinking: 3 Steps to Better Planning. Forum on encouraging teacher reflection. Rethinking reflection on the intensive TEFL courseDaniel Baines (British Council, Prague)Post-lesson reflection has become an integral part of initial teacher training courses all around the world, despite no evidence of its effectiveness. What We Publish. From teacher to trainer and beyond - the Cambridge English Trainer Framework. Mentor Modules. About - Teacher Feedback.ORG. 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students. What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes—no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding—they’re just left blowing in the wind.

Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things. Scaffolding is breaking up the learning into chunks and then providing a tool, or structure, with each chunk. When scaffolding reading, for example, you might preview the text and discuss key vocabulary, or chunk the text and then read and discuss as you go. Teaching Challenges – inspiration for you and your learners. Create a professional development plan that works for you Sign up Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is about improving your teaching knowledge and developing your teaching skills. In this Challenge, you will learn more about professional development, your strengths as a teacher and identify areas you want to work on.

Connect With English. From Activities to Reflection in Teacher Development. I’ve just returned from a visit to a project that is promoting mentoring as a strategy for the professional development of English language teachers.