This episode is the second in a series of interviews with ELT influencers, chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. We hear from Jane Willis, who clarifies aspects of Task-Based Learning, for Jo, who is a teacher in Colombia and one of the competition winners.
Show notes including Jane's bio. and useful links are available at: http://bit.ly/developod24
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This episode is the first in a series of interviews with ELT influencers, chosen by our TDSIG competition winners. We kick things off with an interview with drama specialist David Farmer, who was chosen by Thais Olivieri. Tania asks him about introverted learners and how drama can be used for more than just getting students speaking.
David Farmer’s website:
To access his free online course:
Other useful links to drama related materials
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In this episode, Christian, Tania and James look back on the past three episodes and reflect on the themes of teaching online, mental health and the impact of Black Lives Matter on ELT.
Emergency Remote Teaching Playbook https://mailchi.mp/078478802be2/free-playbook-emergency-remote-teaching
Episodes of Developod discussed:
Episode 19 - Teaching Online https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/developod/episodes/2020-04-15T15_59_04-07_00
Episode 20 - Mental Health With Phil Longwell
Episode 21 - Avoiding Burnout With Rachael Roberts
Continuing on with the theme of Mental Health, in this episode Tania interviews Rachel Roberts, a teacher, teacher trainer, materials writer, avid blogger, and life coach. Using their own personal experiences as examples, they discuss the causes of teacher burnout, key symptoms and warning signs, and ideas and resources to help avoid and deal with unhealthy stress levels.
To mark Mental Health Week in the UK, in this episode Christian interviews Phil Longwell, a teacher, teacher trainer and mental health advocate. They discuss Phil's personal experiences with mental health issues, what ELT employers can do to help their employees, and what teachers can do to manage their own well being.
Phil's blog: https://teacherphili.com/
IATEFL Q&A on Phil Longwell’s Webinar on Mental Health in ELT:
Screencast Recording from Phil Longwell on Improving the Mental Health of English Language Teachers:
Blog from Phil Longwell on Covid-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Mental Health First Aid Training Courses e.g.:
Understand the Physiological impact of lockdown on our Wellbeing and Mental Health on Maudsley Learning and Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust’s course (the UK's premier mental health training organisation): https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/psychological-impact-of-covid-19
Help Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression with the University of Reading: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/low-mood-during-covid-19
Manage Mental Health and Stress on Coventry University's course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/managing-mental-health
In this episode, the Developod team talk teaching online. In the last couple of months, teachers the world over have suddenly had to move from their face-to-face classrooms to virtual spaces, so Christian, Tania and James go through some basic tips for teachers and share their thoughts about what this could mean for the future.
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The platform James used was zoom.us. He also mentioned Google Docs and Jamboard. To read his blog posts on teaching online, go to theteacherjames.com/category/teaching-online, and for further reading, check the post "Getting Ready For Our Digital Future" for an extensive bibliography of articles and webinars.
In episode 17, Tania interviews Patrice Palmer, a specialist in teacher well-being. They discuss teacher autonomy inside and outside the classroom, including aspects such as self-care, representation and mentoring. Christian and James then reflect with their own experiences on the subject.
Bogler, R. & Somech, A. Influence of Teacher Empowerment on Teachers’ Organizational Commitment, Professional Commitment and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Schools. Teaching and Teacher Education: 20 (2004), 277–289
In Episode 16 of Developod, we catch up with the TDSIG committee who give us their quick tips for quick PD. From TDSIG, we wish a wonderful festive season for those celebrating. See you in 2020!
The ebook on TD mentioned in this podcast may be found at: https://eltplaybook.wordpress.com/
Lucy Norris, independent education consultant, writer and professional development facilitator, talks about the ‘Teaching for Success’ self-study guides that she has helped to produce for the British Council and how they may be integrated into professional development.
Teaching for Success Self Study Guides:
Teaching for success: Establishing a culture of Continuing Professional Development (Webinar) - Lucy Norris:
World Teachers’ Day Web Conference: