About TDSIG

Who we are

IATEFL Teacher Development Special Interest Group provides a forum for us to develop our potential as teachers, to cultivate our abilities to navigate the challenges and successes of being a teacher, and to invigorate satisfaction in our ongoing work.

Anyone interested in such developmental issues can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others. Through such a network, our community seeks to encourage individuals and groups of teachers to undertake activities that focus on personal and professional development.

TDSIG was formed by Adrian Underhill in 1985, and was the first distinct SIG IATEFL.

Our aims:

  • To enable and encourage all categories of teacher to take more responsibility for professional and personal evolution throughout their careers.
  • To promote individual and institutional awareness of the importance of teacher development.
  • To encourage the provision of facilities for teacher development which do not already exist.

TDSIG member benefits

As a TDSIG member you will get:

  • regular ebulletins with TD news and content throughout the year. Your contributions are welcome!
  • curated teacher development content in electronic and print format
  • access to practical and experiential face-to-face and web events, sometimes in collaboration with other IATEFL Special Interest Groups and other Teaching Associations
  • support for teachers forming local groups with the aim of networking, organising events, and sharing their insights and experiences
  • opportunities to apply for scholarship(s) to attend IATEFL conference in the UK each year
What are you waiting for?

For further information about IATEFL and how to join the Teacher Development SIG, contact IATEFL. If you are interested contributing to the TDSIG community with your own TD-related content, contact us.

Meet the committee

Sinead Laffan

Sinead Laffan

Joint Coordinator

Tyson Seburn

Tyson Seburn

Joint Coordinator / Online Team

Adam Simpson

Adam Simpson

Bulletin Editor

Fiona Mauchline

Fiona Mauchline

Bulletin Editor

Willy Cardoso

Willy Cardoso

Book Editor

Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell

Book Editor

Cecilia Lemos

Cecilia Lemos

Associate Liaison

Mike Harrison

Mike Harrison

Online Team

Angelos Bollas

Angelos Bollas

F2F Events Coordinator

Christian Tiplady

Christian Tiplady

Online Community Team

Matthew Noble

Matthew Noble

Online Community Team

Rich Portman

Rich Portman

Online Community Team