I am a teacher educator based in Ukraine but working internationally. My passion is reflective teacher development. ‘Inspired teachers inspire learners’ could be my mantra.
Having become a freelance ELT educational consultant I realized I can reach and inspire more teachers to love and value their jobs. Since 2010 I have been involved in (big and small, local and international, online and face-to-face) projects on curriculum design/development/review, training new trainers and coaching new mentors/academic managers.
About this blog:
Being a freelancer involves having busy times on a project, and quiet times between the projects. This blog is a bridge between both ‘worlds’ I am living in. I also see it as a means to reach (connect, and inspire!) my colleagues, peers and fellow trainers. Inspire to think together, or to act. Inspire to reflect and keep up. I will be sharing ideas from ‘behind the scene’ of a course, a training workshop, or a single session. Sometimes the ideas will be practical, sometimes the posts will analyze and (re-)consider my beliefs, but there always will be a lot of reflection. I am also hoping that one day this blog will help to write a book of my dream. We’ll see.
You can also read how this Page evolved over time in my post here.
A couple of places which can tell you about me and what I am doing:
guest posts I had honor and pleasure to write [Note: the blogs themselves are worth reading and following]
in 2015 I shared a reading lesson plan for TEFL Equity Advocates (The lesson’s reading materials were based on Mike Griffin’s post) and shared a post on Substituting a Lesson for Another Teacher through the Belgian English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)
in 2014 I wrote about Thoughts on Being a Non-Native Speaker Teacher Trainer and on Reflective Practices
I am open for feedback, blog post ideas, collaborative projects, discussions and partnerships. Let’s stay in touch.
Note: All views expressed on this site are my own, not of any institutions I work with
Chance favors the connected minds – so let’s stay in touch
- via Twitter: @ZhenyaDnipro
- via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- via comments on this blog