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From Activities to Reflection in Teacher Development

I’ve just returned from a visit to a project that is promoting mentoring as a strategy for the professional development of English language teachers. During the visit I observed English lessons in secondary state schools and also sat in on … Continue reading

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11 Models for Professional Development and 11 Claims About Them

This year I’ve had the opportunity to experience or learn about a range of different professional development (i.e. for in-service teachers) initiatives in various ELT contexts worldwide. If I attempt to categorize the different approaches to professional development I have … Continue reading

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Teachers as Tour Guides?

After a longish break for the summer (mostly spent relocating to Slovenia rather than sitting on a beach somewhere) I am now resuming my monthly reflections on various aspects of English language teaching. My blogs are normally inspired by a … Continue reading

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