Teacher As Author Issue

From materials writing to blogging, there are many ways in which every English teacher is also an author. In this month’s issue, David Dodgson, Katherine Bilsborough, Chris Mares, and Dorothy Zemach (the trainer of the upcoming iTDI Advanced Course, Self-publishing for ELT Teachers) offer their thoughts, perspectives, wealth of personal experiences, and useful practical ideas to help any teacher find their own way as a writer.

Dorothy Zemach
Dorothy Zemach

Which is Better, Writing for a Publisher or Publishing by Yourself?

Katherine Bilsborough
Katherine Bilsborough

9 tips to help teachers become materials writers

Dave Dodgson
Dave Dodgson

Writing Teaching

Chris Mares
Chris Mares

The Teacher as Author

Across Cultures

Teaching English, or indeed any foreign language, goes hand in hand with teaching and learning about intercultural communication. In this month’s issue, Christopher Graham (the trainer of the upcoming iTDI Advanced Course, Intercultural Communication) explains how desire for cross-cultural communication can motivate students, Michael Griffin suggests a practical way to explore local cultures beyond stereotypes, and Naoko Amano shares her personal, passionate story of travelling across cultures while staying in Japan.

Christopher Graham
Christopher Graham

Late in Naples, or using cross-cultural awareness to motivate students

Naoko Amano
Naoko Amano

Across cultures through passion for music and dance

Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin

Exploring local culture beyond festivals and food

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The Better Teacher Issue

What makes a better teacher? Is it the role we play in our students’ learning, or the principles that underlie our teaching, or certain personal qualities we possess (or don’t)? In this issue, our international team of bloggers – Ruthie Iida, Aziz Soubai,and Theodora Papapanagiotou – in their own different ways look for the answers to the question of what can make any of us a better teacher.

Theodora Papapanagiotou
Theodora Papapanagiotou

Teacher, Learner, Supporter

Ruthie Iida
Ruthie Iida

Learning and Language Boundaries

Aziz Soubai
Aziz Soubai

Four qualities to be a better language teacher

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Extensive Reading Issue

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Do you teach reading, or especially Extensive Reading classes? What are some ways we as teachers could use to help ignite the passion and joy of reading? In this issue, our bloggers Stewart Gray, Chris Mares, and Kate Cory-Wright suggest some ideas and share their tips for a better reading experience for students.

Chris Mares
Chris Mares

Making stories your own

Kate Cory-Wright
Kate Cory-Wright

Teenagers HATE reading!

Stewart Gray
Stewart Gray

Creative and critical follow-up activities for Extensive Reading classes

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Looking Ahead

The beginning of the year traditionally is the time to think about the future, make plans and set goals. In the first issue of this year, our bloggers Patrice Palmer, Kevin Stein, Ruthie Iida, and Matthew Turner look at the year ahead in their four very own different ways – they talk about comfort zone and dreams, contemplate the creative benefits of joining a gym, and get a reflective approach to changing jobs. What are YOU looking forward to this year?


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Patrice Palmer

Stepping out of your comfort zone


Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner

From Job to Job: What to Bring, What to Leave


Ruthie Iida
Ruthie Iida

Fit and Feisty in the New Year


Kevin Stein
Kevin Stein

And then there are dreams