Alongside psychological issues, voice problems are a major cause of illness among teachers. I recently attending a workshop on how to look after your voice as a teacher (held by Frank Gutjahr at Universität Trier), and in the post I'd like to share the practical tips I heard. They'll probably be relevant for anyone who … Continue reading Looking after your voice
Sarah Mercer's plenary on 5th April was a hit! Her topic "Connecting minds: language learner and teacher psychologies" struck a chord with many in the audience. If you couldn't watch it live, you can catch up here, thanks to the British Council and Iatefl Online! Plenary session by Sarah Mercer | IATEFL Online//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/platform.js">Plenary session by … Continue reading Sarah Mercer at #iatefl2017
April is Stress Awareness Month - a perfect time for reflecting on your own well-being and how you tackle stress in your life and work! The aim of this article is to raise awareness of some of the more theoretical work that has been done in the area of (tackling) stress and burnout, particularly among … Continue reading Stress Awareness Discussion Points #teacher5aday
Preparing for IATEFL 2017? First-time at the conference? Here are some tips to help you enjoy it and benefit as much as you can!
TLEAP: Teaching & Learning in EAP Issues in EAP Discussion Group #tleap is an active online community of EAP professionals who discuss issues and share ideas regarding English for academic purposes. The members are EAP teachers and others who are interested in this area of language teaching, from adjunct tutors to full-time lecturers, and even materials writers … Continue reading Introducing #tleap
On Saturday 14th January, I hosted a Meetup for the Materials Writing Special Interest Group of IATEFL. The idea was to enable some informal networking for anyone in the area who is involved in writing ELT materials. One of the activities we did involved editors/publishers and teachers/writers posing questions for each other on posters, and … Continue reading MaWSIG Meetup – Questions from Editors
Many teachers have just started a new teaching term, maybe a new job in a new school, or teaching new students. And we all know the statistics on just how many teachers suffer from stress and burnout. I know this first hand! 😦 And so I thought it might be a nice idea to share simple little things that … Continue reading It’s the simple things in life…