Sandy is the Director of Studies at International House Bydgoszcz. She has worked all over the world as a teacher, manager and CELTA trainer. She blogs regularly and is active on Twitter, as well presenting webinars and attending conferences.
Describe your desk
As clean as possible! It doesn't matter how messy the floor or the drawers are around it, but I find it difficult to work if there's anything on it other than the books/computer/paper I need for whatever I'm doing right now.
How do you approach cover design?
I find somebody else to do it for me :) For my first book, this was Luke Meddings at the round, the publishers who invited me to put together my first book.
ELT Playbook Teacher Training contains a selection of 30 tasks to help trainers to reflect on what they do, centred particularly on areas that seem to cause the most problems for those new to teacher training, for example transitioning from teaching, planning training, giving feedback after observations, and running training sessions. There is also an associated online community at #ELTplaybook.
ELT Playbook 1 contains a selection of 30 tasks to help teachers to reflect on what they do, centred particularly on the areas that seem to cause most problems for those new to our profession. There is also an associated online community where participants can choose to share their reflections and learn from others using the book, taking the first steps to building up an online support network.
A book of techniques that can be used to adapt speaking activities from coursebooks. These are divided into four categories: preparing to speak, adding repetition, extending speech and having a reason to listen. It's designed for language teachers at all stages of their careers.