Learning Teaching: Becoming a Better Teacher Every Day

Higor's ELT blog

In this comeback column, I’d like to discuss one of my favorite topics in ELT, which is that of Teacher Development (TD); or, as is often the case, the lack thereof.

Jim Scrivener, in the book I borrowed this article’s title from, says that any teacher who has stopped learning (…) has also stopped being useful as a teacher. I agree. I believe it’s indisputable that a teacher – and any professional for that matter – owes it to himself* and to his students to concern himself with his development, and to dedicate time and allocate funds to it. Teaching English as a foreign (second) language is no easy feat, and English is not ‘easy’, and I believe it’s high time our segment (school owners, coordinators and especially teachers) understood that, and realized, for instance, that an interactive whiteboard costs just about the same as a CELTA course, and…

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  1. Higor Cavalcante says:

    Hi Brett,

    Thanks for the reblog.

    Best wishes,


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