ELT Articles

Teacher Training

Our Teacher Training articles provide you with professional development ideas to help your teaching staff keep their skills current and relevant. Use these ideas in your regular professional development sessions or just pass them on to your teachers to use as they see fit.

Personal Professional Development Plan

The start of a new academic year is an ideal time to have your teaching staff evaluate where they are at with their own learning. Having them develop a Personal Professional Development Plan is a great way to get your staff thinking about what they would like to improve about their job performance or what they would like to learn.

Making 'Small Tweaks'

In his book, Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World's Best Athletes, Greg Wells puts forward the idea that it is the 'small tweaks' that differentiate top athletes from the rest of the pack, not big, drastic differences. Things as simple as breathing deeply to relax before a performance, sticking to a pre-performance routine and strategically managing jet lag make a lot of difference in the performances of elite athletes.

We can take the same approach when working with our teachers to improve their teaching...

Your Teachers and Technology

We can't leave it up to our teachers to stay on top of the technology changes that are affecting English language teaching. First of all, there are simply too many changes to keep up with. And second, our teachers have varying levels of interest and proficiency in technology. Here are some simple ideas to try to keep your teachers informed and interested in the impact of technology on English language teaching...