Developing myself and others (Teaching English associates)

I haven’t had time to write on my blog in the past few months, but I did manage to do a couple of very short pieces for others while I was on one of my recent long bus journeys.

One of these was for the British Council Teaching English website as part of their monthly blogging challenges. I wrote on the theme of professional development, with the title ‘Developing Myself and Others‘. Click on the link to read the post.

I’m currently assistant course tutor on a CELTA in Vancouver which runs until the 19th December. I’ll then have a few days in Seattle, then head back to the UK for Christmas, where I’m hoping to apply for my Russian visa and get back to Sevastopol, at which point I might have time to blog again!

5 thoughts on “Developing myself and others (Teaching English associates)

  1. Naver forget to take your umbrella with you to Washington state Sandy ! Switcing gears now , would you possibly give me a hand as I have been emailing countless applications to teach overseas foe the past 3 years but in vain . Do ou have any siver bullet i.e. persons or schools in GCC countries that hire a solid serious TESOL teacher . Have a safe flight all the way back to Aberdeen UK Sand.


  2. Dear Sandy

    I read your post on British Council with interest, it seems our backgrounds are quite similar, CELTA, DELTA and now CELTA trainers, I’ve just done my first course after training.

    I just wanted to share something that a friend and I are doing in Geneva and may be useful for you in Sevastopol (hope that is correct). Every month, we get together with a group of teachers from all over Geneva to share ideas/knowledge/successes/concerns etc. We have just started up and for the moment, there are between 8 and 12 participants. We hope, in time that more people will come. For the new year, we would like to invite a few speakers and really create a teaching community in Geneva. We have even given ourselves a name: ‘teacherholics’. Good luck with your idea, I hope it works out, it is a good initiative and I’m sure the other teachers will benefit from it.


    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks for the comment, and apologies for the delay in replying.
      I like the idea you have in Geneva, and I hope it works well. It sounds exactly like something I’d love to do in Sevastopol, but unfortunately I won’t be back there now for anything other than CELTA, at least for a couple of years. Good luck with what you’re doing there, and if you’re interested in writing a guest blog post about it, I’d be happy to host it!


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