Category Archives: Roles

Power to the Learner?

At the InnovateELT conference this year titled “Power to the Learner”, I asked the question, ‘What do students say they get from their teacher?’. I wanted to know how closely their experience aligns with what the ELT profession says about … Continue reading

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Coaching – the future of professional development

In this three-minute talk, Jack Richards, co-author with Theodore Rogers of Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching, makes his prediction for the future of teacher training and development. Has he been reading From English Teacher to Learner Coach? “Good teaching … Continue reading

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Business English Coaching with Phil Wade

I’m pleased to introduce Phil Wade. Phil is an English teacher and coach specialising in business English. He’s also authored e-books on business English and is an active online member of the BE coaching community. In our first interview, he … Continue reading

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Cups

In some UK primary schools they are using coloured cups as a very simple and powerful tool to help teachers and learners to direct and measure their learning. Here is how it works. The children each have three coloured cups: … Continue reading

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Nudging towards reading

Last weekend I gave a talk at TESOL Spain on coaching learners in reading. Thanks to all of you who came. I promised to post some of the links that were mentioned, which I will do here, but I also … Continue reading

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ELT Coach – Job Description

I’m hoping you can help us write the job description for a learning coach. It may be helpful to build towards a practical guide to coaching by outlining some of the roles a coach can play for the learner that … Continue reading

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