Research in brief: Alderfer ESL Program Assessment Tool

What might be optimal ESL provision in international schools? Alderfer and Alderfer (2011) state that there is no unifying set of criteria to assess ESL […]

New teacher induction

I had to induct a new teacher at school once. They were fairly new to teaching and unfamiliar with our in-house product at the time […]

PGCEi Module 2: Understanding Learning and Teaching in International Contexts

Module 2 of the PGCEi (though Nottingham) is in two parts. Part A starts with framing unit. It introduces various theories of learning such as […]

Free access to Twinkl

Just a quick one! Twinkl ESL are currently offering free access to users in South America in response to school closures. Miranda’s doing a great […]

Teacher development and coursebooks

Prompted by a tweet from @michaelegriffin, here are some thoughts on how coursebooks/published materials/in-house resources can aid teacher development. Michael asked this: I shared some […]

How can Twitter support professional learning?

Twitter as a source of professional learning is an interesting premise. As someone who has been heavily involved in using Twitter as a source for […]

PGCEi Module 1: Educational Aims and Values

I’ve written a bit about why you should do a PGCEi but not much about the course content. So, here it goes… The first module […]

Team Tuesdays- Meet Steve, CPD Project for CESI

Name: Professor Steve Rutherford Role at the University: Head of the Education Division in the School of Biosciences, and Academic Lead for the AdvanceHE Fellowship […]

Review: EAL Hub

I know, this doesn’t happen often on ELT Planning. But here’s a site I don’t recommend. EAL Hub is… well, this: It sounds great in […]

Review: Rosenshine’s Principles in Action

Barak Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction (POI) is a list of research-based strategies which teachers can apply in their practice. The list of 10 principles (whittled-down […]

15 ELT educators to follow on LinkedIn

If you’re fairly new to LinkedIn as a teacher/writer then here are a few suggestions for who to follow. Some of these people are on […]

MA, PGCEi or Diploma?

Question from a reader: I’m after some advice. I can’t decide which professional development course to do. I have a CELTA plus five years’ teaching […]

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