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What can be done with experienced teachers who won't engage with CPD?

What can be done with experienced teachers who won't engage with CPD? Every school seems to have its share of teachers who are averse to observation feedback and continuing professional development (CPD). Trainers and managers assign negative labels to these
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10 Tips for ELT Teacher Job Interviews

10 Tips for ELT Teacher Job Interviews I have interviewed hundreds of English language teachers in my time, especially whilst working in London. I’ve watched some people perform brilliantly in interview, whilst others have struggled to show their potential. I
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Posted Under  | career coaching

Conferences are good for professional development

Conferences are good for professional development As I reflect on how much I enjoyed this year’s IATEFL conference in Manchester, I find myself thinking about the value of conferences for professional development. I am reminded of a school training and
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Looking for a new job? – Have the right questions ready

Looking for a new job? – Have the right questions ready Your Interview Questions Are you thinking of trying to find a new job? Is it time for you to move on from your current position? Yesterday, one of my
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Can CPD change lives?

Can CPD change lives? There are so many ways to answer this question, but here’s my first 3 minutes worth on the subject! So we are talking about continuing professional development here. So let’s first ask ourselves what it actually
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Posted Under  | teacher development

Do you see the coffee stains?

Do you see the coffee stains? On the theme of customer service standards, are you and your customers looking at the same things? Do your students and clients care about the things you focus on, or are they noticing other
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Posted Under  | customer service