Modern English Teacher blog
Modern English Teacher's resident blogger David Dodgson has worked in ELT for 20 long and fruitful years.
He has worked in Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Turkey and Gabon, gaining experience with young learners, adults, EAL students and exam preparation classes, and holds an MA in EdTech and TESOL and the Trinity DipTESOL.
Having spent all of that time abroad, David is currently relishing the challenge of teaching in the UK for the first time as EAL Coordinator in a leading independent school.
He started blogging several years ago as a way to reflect on his teaching and learning experiences and has also written for publications like MET, ETp and TESL-EJ. You can find his personal blog at davedodgson.blogspot.com.
David’s interests include supporting learning with technology, and teacher self-development. He also uses digital games as authentic materials for language learning, and blogs about it at eltsandbox.wordpress1.com
Back to Class, but not Back to Normal
Making Groups Work
Revisiting Reflections: A Blogging Retrospective
We all know the value of reflection for our development as teachers. It helps us learn from experience and focus on key areas. But do these reflections always need to be recent? What can we learn from revisiting our past reflections? That is the focus of our post this month as David Dodgson offers a retrospective on his first blogs from a decade ago.
Remote Reflections – A term of online teaching
Independent Interactions – keeping language skills active during lockdown
Staying in the loop with feedback cycles
7 Tips for Establishing a Remote Teaching Routine
How are notebooks still a thing in 2020?
Number Crunching – Data and Assessment
20 Things I’ve Realised in 20 Years of Teaching
20 years is a long time in English Language Teaching. To mark two decades since taking his Trinity Cert TESOL, David Dodgson shares 20 ideas and reflections he has had in that time. From the need to experiment and reflect to the importance of considering different points of view and challenging established ideas, whilst not forgetting some classroom basics, he has compiled a thought-provoking list. What would you add?