Autumn/November 2013 - Vol 27 No 3
Welcome to Issue 3 of this, our 27th, Volume!
Our lead article this issue (Page 2) looks at teachers’ experiences of professional development (P.D.). What can we learn about the connections between national policy, P.D. possibilities open to teachers and their uptake and use of the learning available?
A number of popular columns return in this issue. Our interview column is with a teacher who decided to become an academic manager (See page 7). Russell Stannard contributes read more...
The Fair List, UK
Are you going to attend, speak at or participate in an ELT event in the UK this year or next? If so, then this news item might interest you!
At the IATEFL international conference held in Liverpool, UK in April this year, there was a rather special gathering one evening! About twenty people got together to praise people who had made it onto a list. Playful certificates were given out and there was a lot of clapping and photos were taken. Thus The Fair List, UK was launched. So what is this list about?
Here are some recent additions to our community of teacher trainers, mentors and teacher educators:
Stella Fraser, UK
Michael Turner, UK
Kati Somogyi-Toth, Hungary
Elizabeth Cane, UK
Sahar Tammar, Saudi Arabia
Jacqueline Elner, Turkey
Gulsen Musayeva Vefali, Turkey
Michele Ni Thoghdha, Oman
Steve Bliss, UK
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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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