Building a support network

After spending five years researching language teachers’ social capital, and ten years supporting language teachers through various online and face-to-face projects, perhaps the time has come to write a post about support, after all that’s what this blog is all about. Why support is important What I have learnt from my recent research, and this mirrors the […]

Pie in the Skype?

Contrary to what many people might think about Japan, technology is not something that is embraced all too widely in education. So when an opportunity arose to engage in an online exchange with a junior high school in Japan, I jumped at the chance. After teacher visits to our school to strengthen relationships, multiple emails to ponder […]