Start timeFriday 7 June, 16:00
End timeFriday 7 June, 17:00
A key factor in the humanising of language teaching is the role of the teacher. A subject that is oft forgotten and ignored. Yet without doubt we (plus our students) are the biggest single resource in the room. We need to treat ourselves at least as carefully as our interactive white board (if we are lucky to have one) or our text books or our special pens! Sometimes we feel like we are “on the educational conveyor belt”. How do we rediscover our reasons for teaching?
The workshop examines:
• What is the humanistic side of teaching? And what do we mean by this? Is it more than a truism? What are the assumptions and values that will help us in this quest?
• How can we as the teachers “humanise” the classroom and is there a method or does it just happen?
• How can a teacher and their students do more work at their best? What do we do on the “bad” days?
• What can we do as teachers to develop more? And do we really have to?
• How can we create a spa philosophy, so we can relax more and achieve more at same time?
The result will be guidance on lean development – a way to self -coach yourself to a better you
These questions will be examined through activities, discussion and reflection.
About Mike Shreeve
Mike Shreeve has taught in state schools, language schools and management academies. He has also worked in a business and professional context. The connecting principle is an interest in people and their psychology.
Mike is CELTA trained and a qualified coach who aims to enable students to realise some if not all their learning potential. He has taught for the last few years in Pilgrims summer teacher training school the coaching with NLP course and teaching “difficult learners”.
He has recently been involved in a large teaching project to enhance coaching and feedback skills to Ethiopian teachers- a welcome return to a country he worked in when qualifying as a teacher. Outside of this he coaches individuals (mainly teachers, business owners and professionals) and is involved in several education projects. Until recently he has been a school governor.
Outside of professional life, Mike lives in Brighton and enjoys walking and contemplating the South Downs and is (healthily)obsessed with playing tennis.
Workshop - Finding your coaching voice