Watch our exclusive interview with Richard Smith at the Teacher Educator Conference 2014 (TEC14).

During the interview, Richard summarises his approach to teacher development and outlines how focusing on the strengths of working in difficult contexts can help teacher development.

He explores the issue of dealing with the constraints of working in difficult contexts and looks at how teachers can develop professionally in order to feel more empowered in their work as educators.

Richard Smith works at the University of Warwick, UK. He coordinates the TELC network as well as IATEFL's Research SIG. He has written and contributed to several publications and research papers available on the TeachingEnglish website. His seminar 'A short history of ELT' is available to watch here

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