If you would like to watch some webinars given by Tessa and relevant to teacher training, please try the following links:
‘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.
IATEFL/TESOL web conference presentation November 18th 2016:
Fools rush in….one language teacher’s view of professional identity
What is a professional identity? How can a working teacher begin to think about their own professional identity? Is it important to do so? What is the difference between an insider’s and an outsider’s view of a teacher? This talk, given from the depths of the English countryside, hence the lack of video, is a gentle, non-academic exploration of the topic and includes practical activities to try out alone, with colleagues or with students. The talk is given by someone attracted to the words ‘teacher’ and ‘identity’ who only knows about them from the inside. If you too are attracted to the words, from the inside, check out the recording here.