This is my first proper video post (although I did record some voice-overs for this post) and it was brought about by an article I read this morning.
One of the things anyone can do to develop as a teacher is to participate in interesting communities on Facebook or follow people who post articles that are related to teaching. I often check Facebook on my mobile and don’t have enough time to read said articles, but add them to my saved list.
Last weekend I finally had time to check out some of the things I had saved recently and two of those were related to teacher development, which inspired this post. Teresa Carvalho wrote about becoming better at English and Pete from Elt planning wrote about developing as a teacher.
In this article I’m going to look back at 2015 and also look forward to 2016 in terms of my own development.
A couple of days after my blogpost about error correction in one-to-one lessons I had an interesting discussion on Facebook about using phonemic symbols with students.
It had never occurred to me that a teacher would be against it, but apparently that is the case. So I’ve decided to write about the reasons why I think using them is beneficial for students.
Last Friday I had the opportunity to take part in the first Braz-Tesol’s Teacher Development SIG event in São Paulo. I’m going to summarize the highlights of the workshops I attended and also share something I do in order to develop my English whenever I attend seminars or conferences.
If you don’t live in São Paulo, some of the same speaker will be at the Braz-tesol’s local chapter event in Goiania this Friday.
Last Thursday I had the chance to take part in a webinar by Higor Cavalcante, which you can watch below. He talked about the importance of language development for teachers and it got me thinking about both language development and professional development as a whole. So today I’m writing about the steps I think teachers can take to become better professionals.