ETpedia Teacher Training provides both new and more experienced teacher trainers with pointers, ideas and activities to support both pre- and in-service teachers. In addition, you can use it in a variety of different teaching contexts, including in the classroom and online. Each unit of 10 tips is easy to use and will aid or inspire you whether you are dipping in for a quick idea or looking for more comprehensive guidance.
Here are 10 reasons to use it as part of your teacher training practice:
- Learn more about the different aspects of a teacher trainer’s role
- Get support with making the transition from teacher to trainer
- Make your training more engaging
- Get inspiration for preparing input sessions
- Recap techniques and activities you haven’t used in a while
- Supplement your repertoire with fresh new ideas
- Develop your mentoring skills
- Use alternative approaches to observation
- Fine-tune your feedback skills
- Integrate online training techniques.
Whether you’re a new teacher trainer looking for support, or a more experienced teacher trainer, this is the book for you. ETpedia Teaching Training is packed with ideas for beginning TT courses, input sessions, teaching practice, lesson planning, lesson observations, self-reflection, giving feedback, assignments and written tasks, different training contexts, further development and ending TT courses.
You can view a sample chapter from ETpedia Teacher Training here.
ETpedia Teacher Training is part of the ETpedia series. Each title offers practical tips and ideas across a wide range of topics. You can explore the full range here.
“I don’t often fall in love with books at first glance, but I have to admit I was pretty close to it when I opened my kindle version. For a new CELTA tutor or teacher trainer in a different context, this book will be a ‘go-to’ resource for many years to come.” – Sandee Thompson, Modern English Teacher, April 2021.
“Transferability, thy name is ETpedia! This book has accessible and immediately applicable resources, ‘top tips’ and ideas for using in a wide range of contexts, and is a refreshingly easy yet informative and practical read. The fully photocopiable resources are well selected, professional looking, and deal with a wide range of areas”. – Rufus James, English Australia Journal, 2020. You can read the full detailed review here.
“Given the current, emergency shift to online teaching, I was delighted to read Unit 43 on online and blended teacher training, and further tips on using online forums. There is useful input on mentoring, dealing with difficult trainees and self-reflection; the Appendix is extensive. This highly-practical book will certainly be welcomed by teacher trainers.” – Pete Sharma, EL Gazette, July 2020. You can read the full book of the month review here.