Join TDSIG committee!
With a new year comes new opportunity! TDSIG needs an enthusiastic social media innovator who will continue existing and create new ways to develop our voice on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by fostering relationships with our online community. Here’s a brief...
Post-CELTA professional development 5: 10 techniques for dealing with your first observed lesson
There are several steps we can take to make sure that our first observations turn out well regardless of the particular situation or the person observing. With this in mind, here are my tips on getting through your first observed lesson.
Post CELTA professional development 4: the 5 keys to avoiding a bad first year as a teacher
Adam Simpson is back with his series on issues and experiences for the post-CELTA teacher... Welcome back to the fourth installment of my series of posts looking at your early career as a language teacher and how to make the most of this time. I’ll continue where I...
Post-CELTA professional development 3: approaches to lesson planning
In today’s post, I’ll begin with a couple of fairly standard ways of planning your lesson. If you’re just starting out as a teacher, I recommend following these styles for a bit. In the second part of the post, I’ll offer some alternatives for when you start to feel a bit more comfortable and confident. I’ll round off with a kind of checklist that will help keep you on the right track.
Post-CELTA professional development 2: what teacher education awaits you in the first five years?
Welcome back to the series where Adam Simpson takes you through issues and things you may experience after completing an initial teacher training course. Over to Adam... This is the second in a new series of posts in which I’ll offer simple solutions to the most...
Post-CELTA professional development 1: working within time constraints
In your new career as a teacher, a key skill you’ll need to acquire – or enhance, or even develop – is proficiency in time management. One thing that teachers need to do is maintain some kind of balance between the long-term goals of the particular course, the immediate educational needs of the learners and the large amount of bureaucracy and paperwork that comes with being a teacher. Between grading exams, writing lesson plans, as well as actually teaching, you’ll often feel like it’s impossible to fit everything into the amount of time available.
Web Carnvial: Call for Speakers
We're very excited to announce the theme of our 5th Web Carnival: Race & Queerness in ELT. It's consists of a month-long Community of Practice (November 2020) discussion online and a 2-day web conference (5-6 December 2020). For the latter, we encourage you to...
Sustainable online teaching & learning Q&A
On April 19 during the IATEFL Global Get-together, four SIGs (Andy Hockley from LAMSIG, Lawrie Moore from LASIG, Sophia Mavridi from LTSIG, and Cecilia Lemos from TDSIG) came together to discuss Sustainable online teaching & learning in a panel discussion As a...
TDSIG Membership Winners Announced!
We are pleased to announce the winners of our TDSIG Membership Giveaway