Welcome to…me! (It’s always awkward, starting up a new blog when you know there’s nobody out there to read it yet). So, let’s see…I’m publishing this thing five weeks out from starting as a CELTA trainer-in-training here in Boston. I want to keep this blog as a record of my thoughts, experiences, and (I hope!) development as a new CELTA course teacher trainer – a process I’m sure will be an extremely challenging and complex one as it unfolds. I really hope that keeping this blog/diary will help me through it all…and maybe even provide some kind of light along the way for a fellow traveler.
As a reflective EFL and ESOL teacher since 2004 I’ve written a few (now defunct) blogs and posted regularly on various teaching forums. I’ve enjoyed reading the proliferate ELT blogs out there on the internets and of course – perhaps most importantly – I’ve always sought out and valued ‘teacher talk’ in various staffrooms. That’s ultimately what led me to get into teacher training – I’m as fascinated by the way teachers think and act and learn as I am by how students do. This blog is a continuation of the same interest and engagement brought into this new phase of my career.
I’m extremely excited about getting started on my new job five weeks from now…I guess we’ll see how it goes!