TDSIG Book 1: Early Selections has arrived!

As a benefit to TDSIG members, we’re very chuffed to announce that our first paperback book has been published: TDSIG Book 1: Early Selections!

Over the last 30+ years, TDSIG members have had a wide variety of opinions, contributions, and even some rants on the nature of teacher development throughout the contexts in which we teach. Until now, it’s been a bit of a shame that such a wealth of content has been hidden away, collecting dust, in our archived newsletters.

During the last year, we’ve been reading through pages and pages dating all the way back to our beginnings in 1986, to see where we started from and the issues that were present to these times. What we began to notice, however, was that for all the years that have passed, certain themes remain at the heart of teacher development today. Such themes include What is teacher development?;Teaching and training; Teacher research; Gender in ELT; and my favourite, What is the point of TDSIG?. This volume collects articles written by past members between 1986-1992.

All current members of TDSIG (and until supplies run out all new members) will receive a copy of this publication in the post as part of your membership dues. After that, you’ll have to wait until our second print run AND our next publication.

Until then, please check out the preview below.

Your friend,

Tyson Seburn
TDSIG Coordinator

New TDSIG members will receive a print copy of TDSIG Book 1: Early Selections – while stocks last – why not join today?

TDSIG Book 1: Early Selections has arrived!

As a benefit to TDSIG members, we’re very chuffed to announce that our first paperback book has been published: TDSIG Book 1: Early Selections!

Over the last 30+ years, TDSIG members have had a wide variety of opinions, contributions, and even some rants on the nature of teacher development throughout the contexts in which we teach. Until now, it’s been a bit of a shame that such a wealth of content has been hidden away, collecting dust, in our archived newsletters.

During the last year, we’ve been reading through pages and pages dating all the way back to our beginnings in 1986, to see where we started from and the issues that were present to these times. What we began to notice, however, was that for all the years that have passed, certain themes remain at the heart of teacher development today. Such themes include What is teacher development?;Teaching and training; Teacher research; Gender in ELT; and my favourite, What is the point of TDSIG?. This volume collects articles written by past members between 1986-1992.

All current members of TDSIG (and until supplies run out all new members) will receive a copy of this publication in the post as part of your membership dues. After that, you’ll have to wait until our second print run AND our next publication.

Until then, please check out the preview below.

Your friend,

Tyson Seburn
TDSIG Coordinator

New TDSIG members will receive a print copy of TDSIG Book 1: Early Selections – while stocks last – why not join today?

PS – If any of the articles speaks directly to you and you’d like to respond with an article of your own for consideration in a future publication, please send a 500-1000 word submission (Microsoft Word or Google doc only please) to tdsig@iatefl.org and we’ll be in touch!

PPS – Hugest thanks to former Coordinator, Sinéad Laffan, for getting the ball rolling on this adventure; to my fellow editors, Chris Farrell and Willy Cardoso, for the hard work in reading, selecting, and thematically organising this book; to the entire TDSIG committee for diligently retyping everything from before saving digital copies seemed to be common practice; and finally to the entire TDSIG membership past and present, particularly those who contributed the articles to our original newsletters!

THANK YOU 💜