A new teacher can feel like they’re starting out blindfolded with one hand tied behind their back.
The focus of the chat will be on supporting teachers that are new to the ELT profession and we are looking forward to hearing your stories whether you are new to the industry or not. We would like to extend a welcome to all new and experienced teachers and hope that this will be an opportunity to get a few tips together that novice teachers can follow.
We will structure that chat around the following questions:
What has helped you as a new teacher?
How can new teachers support each other?
How can experienced teachers support new teachers?
This topic was suggested after there was a lot on interest in a post on the #AusELT Facebook page recently about using teacher post-lesson reflections effectively. As this is a familiar concept to most of us from pre-service training and in-service observations, perhaps we can use this as as a jumping off point. Some questions we could consider here are:
Is this useful? Why?
Could we do it better? How?
Is RP really a skill that can be developed?
How can practising teachers, trainers and managers also benefit from RP?
What are some problems or obstacles to effective RP?
What are some useful ways to ‘operationalise’ it for individuals or institutions?
Looking forward to discussing these questions or any others you care to bring with you on Sunday.
If you are new to Twitter, please come along, we are a friendly bunch (send a tweet to me @sophiakhan4 and I’ll look out for you!)