Food for Thought: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” – Fran Lebowitz And read, think and speak before you teach. Encouraging your students to read is hypocritical if you don't make time for it yourself. Not having new ideas, experiences and perspectives is a sin if your job is to motivate and share knowledge with a [...]


Teaching is…Gracie Barra

The following was written by my Gracie Barra Roma Termini jiu jitsu teammate Ana Požeg in our WhatsApp group chat following an outstanding training seminar with the great Victor Estima. Originally in Italian (at the bottom of the page), Ana was kind enough to translate it into English. Thank you. Oss. Teaching is one of [...]

Marjorie Rosenberg, what’s your WHY?

This is a real honour! Marjorie Rosenberg has spent a lifetime in ELT, including as IATEFL President from 2015 to 2017. You can read more on her extensive work on her blog Learner as Teacher and website Age: 69 Hometown: Graz, Austria (originally from New Jersey and then New York) Previous teaching experience: teaching [...]

Sandy Millin, what’s your WHY?

Age: 33 Origins: England Current roles: Director of Studies, IH Bydgoszcz; CELTA trainer. Previous teaching experience: 10 years, mostly in various IH schools, including in the Czech Republic, the UK, other countries in Europe, South America, Asia and North America. WHY? To enable others to communicate. To help to spread professionalism through English language teaching. HOW? [...]

Bronte Rose Ainsley, what’s your WHY?

Age: 23 Hometown: Billingham, North-East England Current roles: English Teacher at IH Palermo London School Previous Teaching Experience: English Teacher at IH Riga Satva WHY? Is it bad that my WHY is a little selfish? Of course I share many of the same goals as the other teachers in this series: to enable communication, the [...]