How to contribute to this blog

Dear CELTA candidates, 

This is a blog which was created for your development during the course – and hopefully, afterwards, as well.

How you can contribute: 

Under posts of lessons – your own or others’ – it doesn’t matter – you can add a reflection about

  • something you learnt from this lesson that you will now try to use in one of your lessons
  • something which you noticed that you also do and want to try and change
  • an activity which you liked and why you liked it
  • an activity which did not work very well and how you would adapt it in one of your future lessons

Please be kind to each other – you know from experience that teaching in front of one’s tutors and one’s peers can be nerve-wracking, at least at first.

Get used to being observed and receiving feedback 

Teaching is not a holy profession. All other employees are subject to regular job appraisals on the job, and obesrvation is how you are going to be judged by your future employers, so it’s in your interest to be calm, efficient and cool about it.

After all, it’s only a bad moment in a lesson or one lesson in a series of lessons, not the end of all life as we know it!

Commenting on other blogs 

This can be done on line or from your email, if you have received the post via email it will prompt you to comment if you wish

Writing your own posts 

You can log into the blog and write your own posts

Published by Marisa Constantinides

I train TEFL teachers at CELT in Athens Greece and online - our main courses are Cambridge CELTA and Delta. I interact with educators from all over the world through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and through blogging

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