Publications

A selection of benefits for our members

Currently, as a benefit to its members (and occasionally everyone!) we produce three types of publications – podcasts, books, and an eBulletin. In addition, members soon will have access to our archive of newsletters, which began in 1986 and ran through 2016.

We’re into the podcasting generation, yes we are. Every other month, we’ll be talking about issues with guests that impact our development. You’ll recognise some of our guests! Maybe you? Currently we’re posting to our Soundcloud channel, but soon to other platforms. Either way, subscribe and don’t miss out.

We’ve been brainstorming a few different projects, all of which when published will be shared with members only. Sometimes they will be eBooks, other times print, and sometimes both! Right now, our editors are working on the following:

  • TDSIG Selections (forthcoming 2018): a collection of articles from members over the years on themes including What is Teacher Development?, Gender in ELT, Teaching and Training, Teaching in Context, Teacher Research, and much more!

Every other month, your inbox will smile when our eBulletin, comprised of contributions from members and invited guests, appears from our editors who lovingly collate and polish it into TD themes! Our eBulletins have regular sections that we encourage you to not only read, but get involved with by submitting your own contribution (details below). Check out our first issue, which is open access to everyone.

  • 4+1 Photo Comp We share four member photos each issue of either of a) you in TD mode or b) something you associate with TD and ONE of them will win a prize. You’ll find out if you’ve won in an upcoming issue! But first, a little advice
  • Quote Unquote Is there a quote that defines your teacher-outlook? Want to share it? Pick one, write a brief line or two about why you chose it and let us know. Here are a few to give you some ideas.
  • The TDQ There are TDSIG TDQ question bank to choose from and write about. Ideally for one issue, choose a few to answer within about 100 words each. And of course, if you’d like to add a photo, even better.
  • TD Stories We’re interested in sharing our learnings with everyone. So, tell us a reflective story about something that you planned, but it didn’t go quite the way you expected, and what you learnt from it all. No more than 500 words, please.
  • The TD Toolkit We’re also collecting your reviews of favourite TD books, blogs, apps and online resources. What’s your go-to resource? What tips for using it? Pick one and within around 250 words, let us know why you love it.
  • Themes
    Aug 2017 – An introduction to the new TDSIG (open access)
    Oct 2017 – New semester’s TD resolutions (sent to members, Oct 13)
    Dec 2017 – Reflective TD
    Feb 2018 – Keep your mojo going
    Apr 2018 – TD at professional events
    Jun 2018 – TD and learner feedback
    Aug 2018 – TD for short courses
    Oct 2018 – Experimental TD
    Dec 2018 – TD reading into practice
  • So you want to contribute? Yay!  Your contribution should be sent to editorstdsigebulletin@gmail.com (with subject line indicating section) about two weeks before the beginning of the publication month.