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This episode is the second in a series of interviews with ELT influencers, chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. We hear from Jane Willis, who clarifies aspects of Task-Based Learning, for Jo, who is a teacher in Colombia and one of the competition winners. Show notes including Jane's bio. and useful links are available at: http://bit.ly/develop…
 
This episode is the first in a series of interviews with ELT influencers, chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. We kick things off with an interview with drama specialist David Farmer, who was chosen by Thais Olivieri. Tania asks him about introverted learners and how drama can be used for more than just getting students speaking.Links:David Far…
 
In this episode, Christian, Tania and James look back on the past three episodes and reflect on the themes of teaching online, mental health and the impact of Black Lives Matter on ELT.Links:Emergency Remote Teaching Playbook https://mailchi.mp/078478802be2/free-playbook-emergency-remote-teachingEpisodes of Developod discussed: Episode 19 - Teachin…
 
Continuing on with the theme of Mental Health, in this episode Tania interviews Rachel Roberts, a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, avid blogger, and life coach. Using their own personal experiences as examples, they discuss the causes of teacher burnout, key symptoms and warning signs, and ideas and resources to help avoid and deal with …
 
To mark Mental Health Week in the UK, in this episode Christian interviews Phil Longwell, a teacher, teacher trainer and mental health advocate. They discuss Phil's personal experiences with mental health issues, what ELT employers can do to help their employees, and what teachers can do to manage their own well being.Phil's blog: https://teacherph…
 
In this episode, the Developod team talk teaching online. In the last couple of months, teachers the world over have suddenly had to move from their face-to-face classrooms to virtual spaces, so Christian, Tania and James go through some basic tips for teachers and share their thoughts about what this could mean for the future.To see the forthcomin…
 
Lucy Norris, independent education consultant, writer and professional development facilitator, talks about the ‘Teaching for Success’ self-study guides that she has helped to produce for the British Council and how they may be integrated into professional development.Teaching for Success Self Study Guides:https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article…
 
In this episode, Christian talks to Elena Ončevska Ager about her teacher wellbeing course. They discuss the importance of teacher self-care, how her course worked, and the response from the teachers who participated.Links:VIA online character strengths survey: www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey Three good things activity: https:/…
 
In Episode 13 of Developod, we follow up on our previous episode on social justice by focusing on *the need for greater* diversity and inclusion in ELT materials. Firstly, we hear from Sergio Durand, a teacher from Mexico, who explains the current situation. Then, Tania speaks to Ilá Coimbra, co-author of Raise Up!, a new inclusive coursebook. And …
 
This episode hears from Eduardo Amos, writer of an award-winning series of course books called ‘Students for Peace’ (Richmond Publishing). He talks about the philosophy behind the course book, how teachers can be involved and why peace education is vital in the context of Brazil and worldwide. Plus we hear from Tyson, with news from TDSIG.…
 
In this 9th Episode on Experimental Teacher Development, we hear about the grass-roots development of Jacob, who is experimenting with Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) within his young learners classes at the British Council in Taiwan. Jacob highlights the main elements and potential benefits of this approach and gives t…
 
In this 8th episode Silvana Richardson, Head of Teacher Development of Bell schools UK, talks about creating an organisation-wide culture of teacher development and the importance of this. Silvana zooms in on a few elements of the teacher development programme which listeners may be less familiar with, namely ‘supported experiments’, ‘lesson study’…
 
The Feedback Episode: This 7th episode centres around the potentially polemic question of how to give and receive feedback within the setting of both official and peer observations of teachers. Christian Tiplady and Matthew Noble introduce Ideas for how we may more usefully approach developmental feedback to guide it a non-judgemental way. They inc…
 
In this 6th Episode Christian Tiplady and Matthew Noble introduce a range of teachers - both less and more experienced - who are answering the question: "What one concept has been catalytic to your own development as a teacher?" Listeners are asked to consider the same question and how this concept has influenced their own development.…
 
In this 5th *bonus* episode Matthew Noble introduces an interview with Gerhart Erasmus before the IATEFL 2018 conference, as well as Gerhart’s reflections post conference. Gerhart was the winner of the TDSIG Michael Berman scholarship for 2018. Matthew gives you an overview of how you can apply for the 2019 scholarship.…
 
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