What can you do when everyone loves your work but you?

by Tyson Seburn Anthony Gaughan wonders how often we are applauded as though our teaching is perfect. Regarding the context of his teacher training experience in Germany, he notes how much his practice had become a finely tuned machine. In this apparent perfection,...

Away from deconstructing and towards co-constructing

Fiona Mauchline echoed Mike’s words on teacher training being a deconstruction of teacher, where teachers tend to be spoken at and not spoken with. Mike said “I learnt as much, if not more, from the other participants on my training course as I did from the trainer....

Opening Day, Open Space

by Divya Madhavan It’s the start of IATEFL 2015! Every SIG holds their Pre-Conference Event today and at the TDSIG, our day is an Open Space, with four facilitators; Anthony Gaughan, Fiona Mauchline, Mike Harrison and Higor Cavalcante, who have travelled from near and...

Shaving and Innovation in Education

by Anthony Gaughan I recently started shaving with a straight razor. No, this isn’t going to be a post about how manly I am. It’s going to be about how I decided to make this change, and what this has to do with my becoming mistrustful of innovation as a force for...