In this interview, Krishna talks about his work on understanding teacher motivation. What makes teachers more likely or not to invest in their own development? How can we support them? Krishna also discusses the Teacher Clubs that he has been involved in and AINET: the All India Network of English Teachers (

Krishna's talk presented and explored some of the key factors affecting English teacher motivation for professional development. His talk is based on a study involving 100 teachers working at secondary, higher secondary and tertiary levels and looks at the findings, which indicate that support, incentives, recognition, perceptions about professional development, career structure play a crucial role in sustaining and cultivating teachers’ motivation for professional development.

For discussion

Is professional development taken seriously where you work? Do you feel encouraged to engage with CPD? If so, what are some of the ways in which you are encouraged to focus on your own development?

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