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In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Taking responsibility for professional development'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the articles you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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20 Dec 2021

Use these videos from Nik Peachey about Integrating ICT in the classroom to help with your professional development.

04 Apr 2017

British Council Teaching for Success is the British Council’s approach to teacher development in state education systems.

15 Mar 2017

In this article, Simon Borg and Jon Parnham write about the benefits of mentoring schemes in the context of a large-scale teacher...

27 Feb 2017

This article by David Petrie looks at three simple steps involved in action research.

10 Feb 2017

Much has been written about Teacher Action Research.  

10 Feb 2017

Much has been written about Teacher Action Research. 

21 Mar 2016

Dry mouth, tremor, disorientation, mental block, inability to focus and follow plans, student inattention, and –simply put– a bad hair...

18 Mar 2016

Why bother to reflect when ELT market values spontaneity?

07 Mar 2016

In order for learning to take place, a certain level of understanding is required to convert input into practice, and then practice into...

26 Oct 2015

Reflection is a slippery beast. It happens in the most inconvenient places and at the most inconvenient times. Washing up, walking the...

04 Oct 2013

‘Our teacher is always stressed. All he does is shout, shout, shout. He needs to calm down, stop taking it out on us’

I often...

15 Jun 2011

Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works - a...

01 Mar 2011

Is our evaluation of teachers any better than our evaluation of learners?

07 Dec 2010

"Nice board work." This was a killer phrase back in the days before the invention of the interactive whiteboard. It normally sat, all...

27 Jan 2010

All academic institutions have to demonstrate their commitment to providing effective teaching. Peer observation has an important part...

18 Nov 2009

I'm fortunate enough to be able to go to quite a few face-to-face conferences every year, generally as a speaker, though I also attend...

13 Feb 2009

Lifelong learning and continuous professional development in my opinion are much the same thing.

12 Dec 2008

Which voices do you hear in the course of your professional life, as you prepare, teach and reflect? Which ones are the strongest? Which...

02 Dec 2008

Over my years of learning, teaching and training I have become increasingly aware of the impact that teachers can and often do have on...

20 Mar 2008

Who were your favourite teachers at school or college?

Professional competence 1 - methodology article
28 Mar 2003

Here is a selection of top tips to help teachers of English develop their professional competence. They cover issues of professional...

Professional competence 2 - methodology article
28 Mar 2003

Here is a selection of top tips to help teachers of English develop their professional competence. They cover issues of professional...

Repertoire - methodology article
15 Jan 2003

All teachers have a variety of techniques and activities that they regularly use - their repertoire.

Action research - methodology article
20 Oct 2002

Action research can make you a "student of teaching" (John Dewey).