Our recommendations: a reading and watching list

March 23, 2020

How many times have we come across an article, a video or a webinar and thought: I’d love to watch this now, but I’ll save it for later? We understand that many of us have found ourselves with a little more time in our hands and might use it to catch up with some reading and watching. 


We put together a list of recommendations for you - here you’ll find some plenaries, articles, blog posts, and more. The idea is that this list grows with your recommendations: please leave a comment suggesting an addition to this list (but be careful not to infringe copyrights)



Our favourite latest blog posts:


What makes an effective learning experience? 3 key principles from the science of adult learning by Laura Patsko for the Learn Jam blog


Moving a school online: reflections from week one of using Zoom by Sandy Millin


Teacher Wellbeing: a SMART approach by Sarah Mercer for the OUP ELT blog 



Plenaries, talks and interviews:


Motivated teachers inspiring change by Marcela Cintra at BBELT 2020


Interview with David Crystal for Cambridge University Press ELT


Every kid needs a champion - TED Talk by Rita Pierson


Interview with Luis Otavio Barros for New Routes


Future directions in ELT: where are we headed - IATEFL 2019


Interview with Mark Hancock and Taylor Veigga for Talking EFL 



Recorded Webinars:


Students without borders: educating global citizens with Mariela Gil


Enjoyment and engagement in early literacy with Lucy Crichton


Changing the role of video with Ben Goldstein


Teaching grammar to young learners in a real-world context with Joan Kang Shin for National Geographic Learning ELT



Videos and articles about Methods & Approaches


What is TBL?  with What is ELT?


Communicative Language Teaching with Jack C. Richards


Preparing to Demand High


Videos and articles on teaching skills and systems:


G is for Grammar McNuggets by Scott Thornbury 


Accent and Identity by Sandy Millin


Humanizing Pronunciation by Mark Hancock


The Internet as a virtual textbook: reading from Pavilion ELT blog



Teaching career tips:


7 things you need to know before you start teaching abroad from Pavilion ELT blog


Continuing professional development from Oxford University Press ELT



We hope you enjoy this list and find it useful! Please help us make this list more complete by leaving a comment below. 







Andreia Zakime is a teacher and teacher trainer based in Barcelona. She is a Cambridge CELTA tutor and one of the co-founders of What is ELT?

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