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Continuous Professional Development (CPD): a necessity or a trend?

Read more ...CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and it normally refers to the knowledge and skills obtained beyond the formal education (i.e. after completing a Bachelor’s Degree). It is also a way to keep up-to-date with the latest trends in your profession and move a step further from your comfort zone. Therefore, both newly qualified teachers and...

The Unique Teacher-Student Relationship

Read more ...The teacher-student relationship has always been included in the list of relationships that contribute to the psycho-emotional growth of the child. It is definitely not restricted to the transmission of knowledge since it shapes the child’s personality. The teacher is the one who can boost internal motivation and make a person feel important inside and...

A Teacher’s individual research and scientific methods in language classrooms

Read more ...There is no doubt that teachers are more effective in their profession when they are aware of the basic principles of language learning. Additionally, a teacher’s individual approach to teaching influences student performance in classrooms where they have the chance to deepen their professional knowledge and eradicate misconceptions about language...

From Story Reading to Story Telling and Story Devising

Read more ...Part 3 of this series of articles on story telling will start by suggesting that stories be implemented more frequently in the English classroom since they are powerful tools and involve children in an enjoyable way in the learning process. Story telling is mostly associated with young learners, but I propose a broad use of this tool involving all ages...

Vocational Qualifications: or finding one’s own Voice

Read more ...As teachers who perpetually vie for fulfilling the optimum outcome for a multitude of profoundly different personalities, the practice years that elapse might already have dissolved the fallacious expectation of the perfectly skilled, fully competent image of teacher that could address what the future might withhold.   By Marina...
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