IH Journal of Education and Development

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Articles in the ‘Special Interest Column – Developing Teachers’ Section

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How do you create a cohesive team of teachers, across a country the size of India? How do you keep them motivated, without a traditional bricks-and-mortar teaching centre, meeting them face-to-face only a few times a year? This article discusses makes practical suggestions for managing the challenges, based on our experiences in India. Over 20,000 learners ...

What is this article? To reflect the face that this is my first entry as the new columnist of the teacher training/teacher development section of the IH Journal, I’d like look at where many of us first start our ELT careers, by doing (and presumably obtaining!) a pre-service, initial qualification such as CELTA. This article will ...

Management matters column

You’ve been teaching for a while. You’ve done the Delta or the Trinity Diploma. You want to move out of being in the classroom full-time but don’t fancy spending the rest of your life as a teacher trainer or writing materials. You’ve got a lot to offer, and you could definitely do a better job ...

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Delta: the stepping stone to management and teacher training? Delta: a long, hard slog, which breaks your teaching down completely, then builds you back up again taking your teaching to a whole different level? Delta: one of the most fruitful experiences of your life? Delta has many faces and everyone who does it has a completely different experience. ...

No matter how good you are at independent professional development, there comes a time when nothing less than a piece of paper with an official stamp of approval will do. It looks great on your CV, and a good course provides you with time to try out and reflect on what you’ve learnt. In this ...

Observations Observation: a word to strike fear into your heart? Or something you can’t get enough of? However you feel about them and whatever your level of expertise, observations should be a key part of your development as a teacher. There are as many forms of observation as there are types of teacher, and I don’t ...

By Sandy Millin, IH Newcastle I was lucky enough to be sitting on the train home from the IATEFL 2013 conference, which took place April 8th-11th in Liverpool when I wrote this piece. If you don’t know it, IATEFL is the International Association of Teachers of English as Foreign Language. It is one of the largest ...

By Sandy Millin, IH Newcastle Starting your first teaching job can feel a little bit like being thrown in at the deep end. You have had a few weeks of training, with a few hours of classroom practice. Within your first two or three days of teaching, you’ve already doubled the amount of hours you’ve spent ...

by Sandy Millin Do you remember your first year of teaching after you qualified? How did you feel? For me, there was a lot to get my head around: a new country, a new language, new books, a new lifestyle and a whole new way of looking at my language. I’ve heard it said many times ...