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Reflective Practice: Part 2 The Coaching Partnership

The coaching role in reflective practice You can reflect on your own, and you can reflect with others. Sometimes you want to do it by yourself, that’s only natural. But for real learning and progress to occur, it is advantageous
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Reflective Practice Part 1: Developing an Open Mind

Introduction Reflective practice is the process which supports and maintains professional teaching expertise. It is an iterative process which lends itself to the professional development of all teachers, regardless of whether they are student teachers or teachers who have been
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CPD: A Route from Reluctance to Engagement

Two things strike me these days as I work with teachers in schools; 1) is that CPD is high on the educational agenda again, and 2) that besides for a notable number of enthusiasts, CPD seems to make many teachers
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Teachers who won't engage with CPD. What can you do?

Teachers who won't engage with CPD. What can you do? 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 teachers, they
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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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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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