Martyn Clarke has worked in ELT classrooms as a teacher and trainer for over twenty years and in more than fifteen countries. He has taught English at all levels and in many contexts from one-to-one in financial institutions to rural schools with classes of eighty students.
Running a workshop for teaching colleagues is a very useful form of professional development for the following reasons:
- It can encourage us to focus on an area of teaching in more detail than we normally would.
- It gives us the opportunity to consider why we do things as teachers and colleagues.
- The semi-formal setting allows us to exchange ideas with a wider range of colleagues than usual.
- The change of dynamic can be motivational in a long teaching year.
Successful workshops usually happen as a result of good planning. Whether you are new to running workshops or have run them on a number of…
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