The links below take you to a selection of blogposts containing videos of me in action. Until 2017, this list included presentations, but since then, many of my online talks have been recorded so I’ve stopped duplicating them. I have decided to only list them on my Presenting page. Apologies for making you click a lot! You can watch various presentations I have done on my YouTube channel, on this YouTube playlist, or on Vimeo. As of 2017, I will only add new links to this page if there are videos of me which are not presentations.
Please let me know if any of the links are broken or if the videos are no longer available.
In the classroom
March 2013 – excerpts from another lesson recorded for Delta.
May 2013 – International House Teachers Online Conference 60 (IHTOC60): Ten blogs in ten minutes
An introduction to ten of my favourite blogs, given in a 10-minute slot.
April 2014 – IATEFL Harrogate 2014: 19 Things I’ve Learnt as an EFL Teacher
My first ever Pecha Kucha, a 6 minute 40 second presentation. The link explains more about what exactly Pecha Kucha is and takes you to the video.
April 2016 – IATEFL Birmingham 2016: Taking back time: How to do everything you want to
A video of my 30-minute presentation. Although the image quality is not great as it was shot on my camera, the audio is fine and I think you get an idea of my presentation style.
May 2016 – Innovate ELT, Barcelona: Five things I’ve learnt from five years of blogging
Though the picture quality isn’t great as it was recorded via Periscope, you can hear the sound fine. There’s also a YouTube interview in the same post where I discuss blogging for teachers with Milada Krajewska.
April 2017 – IATEFL Glasgow 2017: I was part of the first ever IATEFL Pecha Kucha debate, on the proposal team for the motion This house believes teachers should be paid more than bankers.
April 2013 – Teaching English British Council
“Sandy talks about the tips & ideas for continuing professional development that we can get from the IATEFL conference; how we can help students to build and retain vocabulary and what we can do to make our students love English.”
April 2014 – Teaching English British Council/IATEFL Harrogate 2014
“Paul and Ann ask Sandy and Adam about the ingredients for a successful blog and the inspirations behind their blogs.”
April 2016 – Teaching English British Council/IATEFL Birmingham 2016
About halfway down this post you can find Paul Braddock interviewing Chia Suan Chong and I about time management and why native speakers need to improve their communicative competence. You can also watch Chia’s young daughter Natalie, who joined us!
April 2017 – IATEFL Glasgow 2017
Discussing the new IATEFL blog, which I am one of the curators of.
March 2019 – IH World Facebook Live
A Q&A session on helping new teachers survive and thrive
May 2021 – Teachers Teacher Teachers – Around the World: Poland
A Q&A session with Anita Modestova.
January 2022 – Sponge chats
Interviewed by Jim Fuller, covering lots of different topics connected to teacher training and academic management
May 2022 – IATEFL Belfast 2022
Interviewed by Nikki Fortova, as part of the final live show from the conference (it starts at 3 minutes in and lasts about 10 minutes)