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Professional Development

Are you looking for an simple way to keep up your professional development as a teacher? Teacher professional development is any type of continuing education effort for educators. It's one way teachers can improve their skills and, in turn, boost student outcomes. Learning can take place in formal or informal settings.

Communication can change your… colours

    I bet you have all listened to this Cyndi Lauper song. Quite cheesy I would say as seeing the true colours of someone could lead not to love but to a million different emotions to start with. Nevertheless, the connection between colours and personality traits is quite interesting and easily digested when referring to human psychology. Lately, I am...

Teacher well-being - ‘Teacher what?’

  ..you think to yourself when you see this title and you smile ironically but you start reading the article because you still want to -slash- need to think positively! Let’s try to describe what a teacher’s (ir)regular day looks like: It’s Thursday afternoon and you’re heading to work. You have two or three different classes to teach today and you won’t...

Doctors specialize, shouldn’t you as an English teacher?

In my experience of 32 years in the ELT trade I have seen and worked in most sectors and I have one thing to say: it’s about time that the majority of EFL teachers who teach general English move on to develop their career in teaching ESP, Business English, modern Greek or even becoming a translator. By Maria Alafogianni, A simple EFL teacher...

Life-long learning -those were the days…

Author: ANASTASIA SPYROPOULOU
  It’s been a school year like no other. Τhere was a moment, last spring, when every parent suddenly realized how deeply their lives and livelihoods depended on an institution too often in the background and taken for granted: school. We hadn’t realized as a society how much we needed schools until they were closed. With almost no notice, adults and...

Improve your Teaching and Get Qualified at ACE TEFL

  ACE TEFL is a centre for teachers of English as a foreign language: a place where teachers can learn, develop and get qualified. ACE TEFL was founded in January 2021 by George Vassilakis and Alexander Makarios, two teacher educators with many years of experience of working with teachers in various contexts and capacities. ACE TEFL offers a range of...

Teacher development, teacher learning

The Indian poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore (1996) believed that just like a lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame, teachers can never truly teach unless they are learning themselves. As a child Tagore abhorred formal education and the subject he disliked the most was English. Later he wrote that “The main...

CPD for teachers: why do we need to unlearn, re-learn, keep learning?

CPD for teachers why do we need to unlearn relearn keep learningTry this thought experiment: you are in your class with your students, writing on your board (or typing on your screen projected on your board), the rules for ‘less’ and ‘fewer’. You give nice, solid examples, you feel proud of yourself, you test your students on this point, they do well, everything is settled. Then let’s say your students travel to the...