Career development tips for teachers

Professional development advice

In this video, our author Luke Vyner interviews teachers to find out what they do to develop professionally. Watch the video to find out their ‘best piece of career advice’ and hear what tips they have to share with others looking to develop their teaching careers.

Filmed at the IATEFL conference in Birmingham, the video features attendees from the 2016 conference – see if you can spot some familiar faces, including our IATEFL scholarship winner and friends from NILE!

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Our interviewees' top tips for career development

     
  • Keep up to date with the latest research and talk to other teachers
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  • Reflect on your own practice and make changes to your teaching based on this
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  • Attend seminars and conferences like IATEFL
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  • Teach the student not the lesson plan
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  • Put yourself in your students' shoes
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  • Be passionate in what you do
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  • Become a life long learner
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  • Start and finish on time
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  • Use resources sites to share quality resources and lesson plans with peers