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Spring/March 2016 - Vol 30 No 2
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Dear Everybody,

It was great to see some of our authors, subscribers and advertisers at our 30th Birthday Panel at the IATEFL conference in Birmingham, UK on April 13th. Above you can see a photo of The Editor (standing), Varinder Unlu, Briony Beaven and Seth Lindstromberg. After a brief overview of 30 years of the journal, given by the Editor, Varinder Unlu talked about moving from teaching to training and management, Briony Beaven spoke on creating motivation with teacher education materials, and the role of L1/L2 and Seth Lindstromberg discussed the change in trainer behaviour necessitated by different training groups.

Our most recent birthday present to ourselves, and thus news, is that we are now on Twitter! @TTT_Journal. Join us there!

All good wishes
Tessa Woodward
The Editor

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The Fair List, UK was short-listed

The Fair List, UK was short-listed for a British Council ELTons award.
This will help mightily with letting people know what The Fair List is and does!

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New Subscribers!

Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:
Lee Monseob, Korea
Karen O'Toole, Australia
Sabrina Loubiere, UK
Donald Sargeant, Oman
Jane Sorrell, UK
Ben Moorhouse, Hong Kong
Gillian Davidson, UK
Mahmoud Fouda, Egypt
Yoshihito Sugita, Japan
Jiwon Paek, South Korea
Kathryn Delaney, New Zealand



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Tessa Woodward's web events

If you would like to watch some webinars given by Tessa and relevant to teacher training, please try the following links:

Teachers as Writers: Writing Your Way to Professional Development
The Professional Life Cycles of Teachers

‘Enjoying personal and professional creativity’
In this IATEFL webinar Tessa encouraged participants to consider what creativity involves, if it’s a good thing, and whether we are born creative or can learn to be more so. If we can learn to be even more creative than we already are, then what classic techniques can we employ and what can we apply them to?

British Council event November 29th 2014:
'Can continuing professional development change lives?'
This event for English language teaching professionals was streamed live from Delhi and London. Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch it again in full on the BC YouTube channel.

Opening plenary IATEFL conference
by Tessa Woodward

Tessa Woodward, the editor of The Teacher Trainer journal, gave the opening plenary at the IATEFL conference in Harrogate, UK in April, 2010. The topic was "The professional life cycles of teachers". Below you can watch Part 1 of her plenary.

Part 2 (approx.  45 minutes) of Tessa's Opening Plenary is available on the IATEFL web site. Please follow this link to continue viewing.

Tessa was also the October 2009 guest writer for the BBC Teaching English web site. And the subject was all about being a teacher trainer! You can still see her articles on the 'Guest Writer' section:

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This is now a very popular way to subscribe, giving our readers a print journal for the bookshelf along with an easy to read version on your computer screen. All digital subscriptions give access to our archives from Volume 20 onwards along with the latest issue. Our website is secure for receiving payments for digital subscriptions.

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