Next webinar: The Elusive Art of Giving FeedbackAnia Kolbuszewska
Most recent webinar: Making the Transition from Teaching and Learning to Managing and Leading –  Andy Curtis

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Our next webinar: 22nd May 2017, 1pm UK time


The Elusive Art of Giving Feedback – Ania Kolbuszewska

This webinar has now taken place. The recording can be viewed from this link.

Before you started carrying out classroom observations, chances are you were told to stick to the “sandwich” approach to giving post-observation feedback and you’ll be fine. Chances are also that this didn’t really help.

As a form of communication, feedback is governed by rules which apply to contexts far wider than post-observation alone.

In this webinar we will examine features of successful feedback as well as some of the less obvious, yet essential do’s and don’t’s of feedback giving. We will also explore how varying attitudes towards conflict may affect the feedback process and outcome. Finally, we will look at a possible way of gathering information on how successful we are in giving feedback to our staff.


Ania Kolbuszewska has been involved in all things ELT for close to 30 years. She currently works as a freelance language coach, trainer and educational consultant. She has trained teachers, trainers and managers; she has also been providing business and academic consultancy for private language schools and public schools in Poland, where she is based, as well as internationally. A former Eaquals Board member and Director of Eaquals Accreditation and Consultancy Services, she continues to work as an inspector for this international quality assurance organisation. She is the author of the “Eaquals Self-help Guide to Teacher Development” and co-author of Eaquals management competency framework. A founder member of IATEFL Poland, Ania has been an active IATEFL-er for many years. Her interests include quality management, social communication and gardening, for which she regrettably never has enough time.

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Our most recent webinar:

Making the Transition from Teaching and Learning to Managing and Leading  - Andy Curtis

This webinar has now taken place – the recording can be viewed here http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p1ef0uauwhj/ 

As I stated in some of my earlier work, “teachers go into teaching, but fall into leadership”. By that I mean, most of the teachers I’ve met made a conscious decision to become a teacher, whereas many of them report that they ‘found themselves’ in management and leadership roles. Perhaps ironically, many of those teachers were so successful in the classroom that they were ‘promoted’ out of the classroom, into management and then leadership roles. And, unlike teaching, which requires years of formal training and qualifications, many educational managers and leaders have had little or no formal training in management or leadership, which they are expected to learn ‘on-the-job’, ‘making it up’ as they go along.

In this webinar we will, then, start by making some distinctions between managing and leading, as the two can overlap, but they are not the same thing. We will then look at how classroom management skills can be transferred and translated into educational leadership skills. We will also consider some of the challenges of moving into management and leadership roles, as well as some of the common pitfalls and mistakes made, and how to avoid them. At the end of the webinar, there will be time for a brief question-and-answer session with the presenter.


Andy Curtis received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, and his Ph.D. in International Education, both from the University of York in England. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a professor in the Faculty of Education there. Prior to 2007, he was the Executive Director of the School of English at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and a professor at the School for International Training in Vermont, USA. 

Andy is currently working with the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, which is based in California, USA. From 2015 to 2016, he served as the 50th President of the TESOL International Association, and he is currently serving (2016-2017) as the Association’s Past President. He is is based in Ontario, Canada, from where he works as an independent consultant for language teaching organizations worldwide.

The recording of this webinar can be viewed here: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p1ef0uauwhj/

Upcoming webinars:

The Elusive Art of Giving FeedbackAnia Kolbuszewska22nd May 2017, 1pm UK time


Past webinars:

The following list is of all the webinars that LAMSIG has previously held.  To watch the recording of any of these click on the title of the webinar

How to do ELT Management ResearchGeorge PickeringJune 2014
Coaching and Mentoring in ELT Loraine KennedyOctober 2014
AppraisalsJenny JohnsonFebruary 2015
Peer observation - how can we make it work?Andy HockleyJune 2015
Revitalising Coasting TeachersJosh RoundNovember 2015
Lost in TranslationFiona ThomasFebruary 2016
The New ManagerLiam BrownJune 2016
Encouraging teachers to take charge of their own CPDFiona DunlopOctober 2016

IATEFL is also running a number of free webinars for members.

Details can be found at the following link