Reflections of a Teacher and Learner

Reflections of a Teacher and Learner

What do you need to know about me? Well, if you’re interested in this blog, odds are you work in EFL or education so let’s start there. 🙂

I’ve been working as an EFL teacher in Turkey for since 2000. I initially did my teacher training in Barcelona, Spain and Turkey was the first stop on an international adventure of language teaching and travelling. 11 years on, I’m still here as over the years, the desire to teach language has overtaken the desire to travel.

I currently work with children in a private primary school but I have worked with adult learners as well, teaching both general English and prep classes for exams like IELTS, TOEFL and FCE. As a teacher, I believe in promoting learner autonomy and critical thinking skills and I see effective use of technology and taking a leaf out of the Dogme ELT/Teaching Unplugged book as the way to do this.

Beyond that, I have a growing interest in drama in class and I have a growing ambition to work in teacher training (check out the Presentations & Workshops page to see what I’ve done so far). I see self-development as a key to becoming a successful teacher and blogging is a big part of that for me (but you’ll have to read more about that on the About This Blog page!)

If there’s anything else you want to know, keep reading the blog. You can also connect with me on Twitter (@DaveDodgson) and find me on Google+
 

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Reflections of a Teacher and Learner