These links will take you to a selection of blogposts containing all of the conference talks and seminars I have done, along with some of the workshops. They are listed from most recent to oldest within each section.
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June 2021 – IATEFL 2021: What I’ve learnt about teacher training this year
June 2021 – IATEFL 2021: How to present at an international conference (part of the morning ‘How to’ track)
April 2020 – IATEFL Global Get-Together: Moving teaching online – panel discussion
April 2019 – IATEFL 2019: Examining the impact of a low level of teacher proficiency on student learning
Reflecting on my experiences of teaching beginner Polish as a B1-level speaker
April 2019 – IATEFL 2019: How to present at an international conference (part of the morning ‘How to’ track)
November 2018 – IATEFL online: Lesson planning Q&A (with Ruth Walpole) – this isn’t available as a blogpost, but IATEFL members should be able to log into the members’ area watch the recording.
April 2018 – IATEFL 2018: Introducing ELT Playbook 1: independent professional development for new teachers
April 2018 – IATEFL 2018: How to use social media (with Mike Harrison – part of the morning ‘How to’ track)
April 2017 – IATEFL 2017: partipated in the Pecha Kucha debate at an evening event
April 2016 – IATEFL 2016: Taking back time: How to do everything you want to
Tips to help you manage your time, since everyone keeps asking me how I manage to do all of this 🙂
This was part of the Leadership and Management SIG day during the main IATEFL conference.
April 2015 – IATEFL 2015: Write more! Making the most of student journals
How to encourage your students to write more frequently through journals, and how to set up a journal writing system.
April 2014 – IATEFL 2014: Stepping into the real world: transitioning listening
Why it’s important to train our students to deal with ‘real-world’ listening, and activities to help you do this.
I also presented a Pecha Kucha at the evening event.
April 2013 – IATEFL 2013: IH Newcastle Personal Study Programme
What the Personal Study Programme is, how it works, and how we plan to improve it in the future.
This was the first presentation of the Learner Autonomy Special Interest Group day during the main IATEFL conference.
March 2012 – IATEFL 2012: Go online: getting your students to use Internet resources
Presenting the results of action research on problems students and teachers face when using online resources, as well as links to many of the resources.
I won a scholarship which enabled me to give this presentation: International House John Haycraft Classroom Exploration Scholarship.
National and Local Conferences
February 2020 – IH Barcelona: Richer Speaking: how to get more out of speaking activities
July 2019 – ETAI (English Teachers Association of Israel): Richer Speaking: how to get more out of speaking activities
March 2019 – IH Torun: Online CPD
April 2018 – IH Torun: Making the most of blogs
November 2017 – PARK School of English, Brno: Stepping into the real world: Transitioning Listening
March 2017 – IH Brno: Making the most of blogs
May 2016 – Innovate ELT: Five things I’ve learnt from five years of blogging (plenary) and Making the most of blogs (workshop)
Why it’s worth reading blogs and writing your own, and tips on how to do so
April 2016 – IH Torun Teacher Training Day: Images in the classroom
May 2014 – Tip Top, Sevastopol: Teaching reading skills for exams
October 2012 – English UK North: Twitter for Professional Development
February 2011 – IH (International House) Brno conference: A Whole New World of ELT
An introduction to Twitter and blogs for professional development.
March 2011 – PARK School of English, Brno: Teaching 2.0 in the One-Computer Classroom
March 2010 – PARK School of English, Brno: two 20-minute swapshop activities (pre-blog – my first ever presentation!)
IH Director of Studies (DoS) / Academic Managers and Trainers (AMT) Conferences
January 2021 – IH AMT Conference: Clearer communication
January 2020 – IH AMT Conference: What I’ve learnt about teacher training this year
January 2015 – IH DoS Conference: Helping new teachers to settle in
January 2014 – IH DoS Conference: A brief introduction to online professional development
IH Teachers Online Conferences (TOC)
May 2020 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 12): Fortune teller decision maker
May 2019 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 11): Exploiting your materials with minimal preparation
May 2018 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 10): From survival to thriving: how to help new teachers
May 2015 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 7): The IH whistle-stop tour
May 2014 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 6): Five ways to raise your professional profile
May 2013 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 60): Ten blogs in ten minutes
A ten-minute guide to ten of my favourite blogs.
May 2012 – IH Teachers Online Conference (IH TOC 50): Twitter for Professional Development
Webinars and other online conferences
June 2021 – IH Bucharest: Stepping into the real world: Transitioning listening
November 2020 – IH Bielsko-Biala: Clearer communication
November 2020 – KOTESOL (plenary): Exploiting online CPD
October 2020 – ACEIA: Clearer communication
October/November 2020 – IH Kyiv / IH Torun: Group dynamics
September 2020 – CETA Symposium: Life after CELTA
What trainers could do to help trainees get ready to adjust to what happens after the course finishes
September 2020 – EFL Talks: Richer Speaking: how to get more out of speaking activities
June 2020 – IH Bucharest: 100 ideas for exploiting activities
December 2015 – BELTA Belgium: Christmas and New-Year Activities
May 2015 – British Council: Blogging for professional development
January 2015 – IH Live Online Workshop: Picture This: ELTpics and images in the classroom
August 2014 – TOBELTA Reading and Writing Conference: Making the most of student journals
…where I’m in one place, and the attendees are in the same room in another place.
November 2019 – British Council Rabat and Casablanca: Bridging the gap between classroom and real-world listening
April 2017 – Memorisation activities
Note: I’ve done a lot more in-school training than this, thanks to my 6 years as the DoS at IH Bydgoszcz, but most of them didn’t come with a blogpost!
May 2019 – IH Bydgoszcz: 101 things to do with a coursebook page (all of which take less than 5 minutes to prepare!)
March 2019 – IH Bydgoszcz: Being creative 3: One activity, multiple tasks – a minimal preparation workshop based on ELT Playbook 1
February 2017 – IH Bydgoszcz: Online resources to help students prepare for Cambridge exams
February 2016 – IH Bydgoszcz: Cambridge Exams: The Writing Paper
July 2014 – IH Sevastopol: Online Professional Development
January 2014 – IH Sevastopol: Teaching Essay Writing
December 2013 – IH Sevastopol: Christmas activities: ready to go!
May 2012 – IH Newcastle: Ideas for an IWB
January 2012 – IH Newcastle seminar for CELTA students: Twitter for Professional Development
September 2011 – IH Newcastle seminar for Delta students: Twitter for Professional Development
August 2011 – IH Newcastle: Twitter 101
April 2011 – IH Brno: Teaching 2.0 in the One-Computer Classroom
An introduction to various tools and activities that can be used with no or only one computer in the classroom (some of which are still relevant in 2021 as I review this post!)
February 2011 – IH Brno: Easy Technology for the EFL Classroom
A selection of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use technology tools
[Last updated: September 2021]