The British Council has produced a series of short evidence-based ‘How to’ guides for individuals and institutions who have a stake in designing and delivering professional development opportunities for English language teachers. These short guides provide a series of practical recommendations and a list of key associated research sources designed to inform the organisation of professional development programmes and interventions for practising English language teachers. They also serve as self-access guides for teachers who are enrolling on formal professional development programmes or pursuing self-directed professional learning.
The aim of this guide is to raise awareness of the key universal issues that impact on teachers’ job satisfaction and to consider practical, achievable ways for teacher educators to support teachers in maintaining resilience and physical and mental health and wellbeing through creatively considering how to engage in continual self-reflection, adopt positive teacher behaviour, and nurture a positive classroom climate.
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