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Professional development

How low can you go?

Author(s):Andrea Sarto

Andrea Sarto describes writing a graded reader at an elementary level and how he managed to develop characters and plot with a limited number of words.

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Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing

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Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing leads the academic writing researcher through the EAP landscape using one orientation device: ethnography.

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From Research to Action – Using Articles to Inform Practice

Author(s):David Dodgson

In the second post of this series about research in the classroom, David Dodgson highlights how two Modern English Teacher articles informed his approach to introducing mobile devices with his teenage learners.

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Creating Motivation, Helbling Publishing

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The writer of Creating Motivation, Chaz Pugliese, gives us tips and tasks that have worked for him over the years to create a positive learning environment.

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Digital teachers’ rooms – using online platforms to enhance physical space

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Rose Aylett describes putting the teachers’ room online.

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Development opportunities for the organisation

Author(s):Roy Edwards
Roy Edwards examines management’s role in teacher development.

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6 Tips for a Top Teaching CV

Author(s):David Dodgson

In the second post in his series on career development, MET resident blogger David Dodgson offers some advice on expanding and putting together your CV ready to grab the attention of potential employers. Drawing on his own experience as a recruiter and an applicant, he discusses what to include, what to highlight, and how to present it. As always, your comments and tips are welcome in the comments.

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A CELTA of two halves

Author(s):
Jacqueline Douglas and Alastair Douglas describe a 50-50 split on a recent CELTA course.

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How practical is your teaching qualification?

Author(s):
Rachel Appleby compares MA and CELTA courses in terms of theory and practice

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Department-based seminars: a forum for higher education

Author(s):Chunmei Yan
Chunmei Yan suggests an alternative approach for EFL teacher development in China. 

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Who’s afraid of transparent teaching?

Author(s):Stephen Reilly

Who likes being observed? What are the benefits? Stephen Reilly discusses ways of making lesson observation more interesting and useful.

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Horses for courses

Author(s):Karin Krummenacher

Karin Krummenacher advocates differentiation and flexibility on initial teacher training courses and suggests a revised timetable to cater for current candidates.

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Classroom research as a part of teacher-trainer development

Author(s):Alison Shepherd

What is the best practical way to improve teaching performance? Alison Shepherd describes using Lesson Study to improve teacher training practice.

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