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 examples of how I provide development tips in published resources, such as these two from One Stop English:

I can’t say these are examples of teacher tips done well, just that they represent tips for teachers shared through published resources!

Michael asked whether teacher development should be a focus of coursebook materials. I think yes. In my experience this is common these days. The coursebook package as a whole generally includes quite a lot of support for teachers and opportunities to develop. This isn’t something that’s always made explicit and may be just a by-product of using a resource.

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