Accountability: are we developing?

CPD ideas that may keep you moving by Marcela Cintra   One of the biggest challenges in English language teaching is guaranteeing continuous professional development. Often times, teachers complain about the demands of the teaching profession and the lack of time...

Accountability: are we teaching?

The TDSIG Blog is up running again after a busy #IATEFL Conference this year. Huge thanks to all our readers who have been sharing the posts and, especially to those who got in touch with us, we love hearing from you! We are very proud today to showcase the writing of...

Problematizing for teacher development

by Tyson Seburn The highlights of our TDSIG PCE day for me were inspired by its overarching theme from the morning talks which fueled much of the afternoon Open Space sessions: the development that can derive from problematisation. Why? How? Yes, those are the...

Peer-motivated teachers

by Anthony Gaughan   One challenge that arose from the open space conversations was how to encourage teachers to engage in CPD, and especially the recording of this development for governmental purposes, when there are no obvious financial motivations for doing...

Thoughts on teacher training from our SIG members

  Riin Kont-Kontson TTK University of Applied Sciences My initial teacher training prepared me for….sorry my mind went blank trying to finish this sentence. To be honest, everything I have learned has come from my practice as a university lecturer- there I have...