Blogging for professional development (British Council webinar)

On Thursday 21st May 2015 I was honoured to present as part of the British Council webinar series. Since blogging is such a central part of my teaching and my life, I’m often asked about it. In this webinar, I tell you:

  • where to find blogs connected to teaching;
  • what to do with the posts you read;
  • how to keep up with the blogs;
  • how to start your own blog.

Sandy's blogging webinar

Here is a recording of the webinar, including a list of many of the blogs which were shared by myself and the participants during the talk. Here are my slides:

All of the links in the presentation should be clickable. If any of them don’t work, please let me know. If you have a favourite blog to read, feel free to share it in the comments so that others can follow it too. And if you start a teaching blog, I’d love to hear about it. Good luck!

There’s a summary of the webinar on tekhnologic’s blog.

10 thoughts on “Blogging for professional development (British Council webinar)

  1. Hello, Sandy! Just watched the webinar in recording. For some reason, you can’t see the slides from about the middle of the webinar… Anyways, it was really interesting and I was relieved to find out that I’m not the only one with FOMO 😉
    Thank you!


  2. Hi Sandy! Thank you! I´ve started blogging not so long ago. One reason if it is reading other teachers´blogs, just like yours. Thank you! Your posts are very much inspiring!


  3. I have been thinking about blogging but I have a fear of not finding ideas to write about as I am newely qualified English teacher and haven’t started working yet. I enjoyed your webinar and I love your blog posts.


    1. Hi Karima,
      Thanks for the message. Just because you’re newly qualified, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find things to write about, although it’s true that it’s easier when you’re working. Perhaps you could start off by reflecting on the process of becoming a teacher and what teaching/being a good teacher means to you?
      Glad you enjoyed the webinar,


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