Teachers Teach Teachers

We teach and learn from each other

All about TTT in 20 minutes

TTT is a unique programme, watch this video to learn everything about it. Or read the website.
Our new groups start this June. Don't miss it!
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Teachers Teach Teachers

Is a self-study programme for English teachers who are ready to teach and learn from each other. The idea is very simple: TTT participants work in groups following one textbook and set off on a journey across the vast lexical fields of the English language. Every month a participant from the group becomes this group's teacher, picking up from where the colleague stopped.

Teachers love seminars, webinars and conferences. The truth is, though, that real professional development happens in your classroom. And there's nobody to help you there and tell you how you did. We're bringing CPD to your classroom. At TTT you'll be teaching other teachers and they will gladly provide you with some feedback. It's also gives you a chance to have a look at what other teachers do in their classrooms. You'll experience different teaching styles and as student and this will help

We also have webinars, speaking clubs, special interest groups and even Pilates on top of that!
We know, it's not something you do every day, so we'll try to show what we do and have for you on this website. Read carefully :)

Why do other teachers join us?

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English
We all miss speaking English and need regular practise. TTT is a place for you to become a student, learn English, have fun with it and tell all those stories you can't tell your 'real' students. You'll have 4 lessons in your groups per month and one speaking club.
2
Professional Development
You'll get to teach other teachers and learn from that. We also have 1 webinar with a follow-up per month (see the schedule below) and you can benefit from the discussions in our close Facebook group.
3
Community
Our colleagues usually share that finding a group of like-minded teachers from all-over the world is one of the best things that ever happened to them. we have meet-ups, attend conferences together, share ideas and support each other. Always.

How can I join?

We invite teachers who speak B2-C2 English. We can offer 2 different tracks:

General English

If you want to practice English and boost your teaching skills. We're following the Outcomes course books here and have extra webinars on the Lexical Approach, tools for teachers, Psychology for teachers and different Webinars by TTT participants.
The programme is designed for 3 years. We have lessons once a week and this is the fastest pacing guide possible.



English Exams

It's a short 6 months track only for teachers who are ready to take the exam in 6 months. We have webinars on different parts of the exam and mock-tests.





Choose your group:

Don't let the titles confuse you. Advanced is the highest level in the Outcomes series, and it perfectly suits C1 and C2 speakers of English. If your level is B2 or 'forgotten' C1, choose one of the Upper-Intermediate groups.

Waiting list:

If you're waiting for an opening, register your interest here and we will contact you in case someone drops out.

What is included into programme per month:

4 group lessons (each lesson is 90 minutes)
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4 group lessons
(each lesson is 90 minutes)
Every month one of you becomes the teacher for the group. Teachers change every calendar month. Other participants are students.
1 methodological webinar
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1 methodological webinar
Once a month. You can find all the webinars and materials on our platform. See the programme for the 2nd semester of Year 1 in TTT calendar above.
1 follow-up session
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1 follow-up session
The follow-up happens 2 weeks after the webinar. You have time to process the information, implement new ideas and think of some questions to the speaker. Then we meet online (with the same speaker) to ask questions, share our achievements and findings.
Teachers of the month support
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Teachers of the month support
Teachers of the month (the ones who actually do the teaching during the particular month) join a chat with immediate support, get access to a special educational module and have
4 online meet-ups with course consultants and authors of Outcomes to get ready for their lessons.
Community
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Community
Our colleagues usually share that finding a group of like-minded teachers from all-over the world is one of the best things that ever happened to them. We have meet-ups, attend conferences together, share ideas and support each other. Always.
We'll send a link to our closed FB group as soon as you join the programme.
1 live stream
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1 live stream
Anita Modestova goes online to answer the most burning questions of the month. She usually invites someone to join her to discuss something important for TTT community.
Special Interest Groups
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Special Interest Groups
Our SIGs meet once a month online (TTT Bookclub, TTT Methodology, TTT Linguistics). Each one has a closed FB group for sharing and cooperation.
Pilates
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Pilates
One of our participant asked for it and now we all are huge fans of Pilates. Staying healthy! :)
1 speaking club
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1 speaking club
Every first Monday of the month we'll be meeting just to talk and have fun. All groups together. You might want to volunteer to be a leader of the club one day :)

Our principles:

01.

This is a programme for teachers, by teachers.

It's flexible, we're open to all ideas you might have. Please share with us!
02.

We're all peers learning from each other. It's a safe place to experiment.

No criticism, only feedback.
03.

We respect copyright

You need to buy a legal (paperback) copy of the book to join the programme.
04.

The more you give, the more you get

We're happy to support your initiative. Be active!

TTT breaks and holidays

Your minimum TTT workload is:
2 events per week: something on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. (GMT+3) and your group lessons.
+ Pilates on Fridays. But this is your time to relax, so doesn’t count as studies 🙂
On top of that we have:
- TTT Cafes, an open speaking club for all the teachers (not only TTT members) - it’s usually on a third Saturday of a month at 4 p.m. (GMT+3).
- Bonus webinars. These are usually planned a month in advance and we’ll try to have only 1 per month.
- There will be one more speaking club (once a month on a Friday) at some point.


Basically, all the activities are there for you to choose from! Like when you join a gym, you don’t aim to attend all the sessions, right? So don’t feel guilty if you skip something. Even if you attend your group lessons only, the price is around 9$ per session! And if you have 2 events per week you pay 4,5$ per each!!!

Anyway, we record ALL THE input sessions. So you can watch them in your free time.

When you become a teacher of the month, your schedule gets a bit tighter: there’s a video module to work through + lesson prep + 5 workshops (once a week). So please plan your time accordingly when volunteering to teach.

Even when you enjoy something very much, you need some time off from it. So here’s our time-off plan:
- Winter break: 21 December 2020 - 10 January 2021 (3 weeks),
- Spring break: 24 - 31 May 2021 (one week),


No lessons, no webinars, no TTT activity whatsoever!

Feedback from our participants

Olga Belyakova
Olga Belyakova
This project is a great opportunity to become a part of Russian ELT community, to work on your language and teaching skills, to explore your CPD needs and to continuously grow both professionally and personally. Happy to be a part of this community!
Nailia Soldatova
Nailia Soldatova
It's a great community of professionals that helps me improve my language as well as my teaching skills. People are friendly and supportive here. Highly recommend it!

    FAQ

    Is it possible NOT to teach?
    - No! :)

    It’s a project for teachers who teach teachers. It's a place where everyone can feel safe and equal (no matter the experience and qualifications). We are 100% sure that you're doing something great in class, so please share it with us!
    And you don't have to be the first teacher in your group. After all, there're 9 other people!

    We also provide methodological help and support. And we're not charging extra for that!
    Teachers of the month have a special chat, access to extra webinars, and 4 live meet-ups where they all brainstorm ideas for their future lessons together! Together with Elizaveta Kostikova (in charge of tools and online), Natalia Ladygina (CELTA trainer, in charge of feedback) - Hugh Dellar or Andrew Walkley from Lexical Lab (isn't it cool to have one of the authors to help you with lesson planning?) and the final meet-up is usually with Anita Modestova (she's in charge of everything at TTT). So, we're expecting teachers to queue up for this teaching opportunity, not to run away from it :)
    Can I get a trial lesson/a trial month?
    - No.

    And here's why:
    The idea is that teachers teach each other and switch every month.
    If you join for one lesson
    a) this might be the first lesson for this particular teacher, and, we all know, first lessons can be overwhelming,
    b) next month - next teacher,
    с) you might be this teacher yourself :)
    This makes the concept of a trial period absolutely impossible.

    On top of that, you're not paying for each lesson. We have developed a programme, invited guest speakers, and provide a complex service: group lessons, webinars, SIGs and a lot of extra stuff. The programme for our General English track is for 3 years, so joining for 3 months is kinda a trial period already. The Exams track is just 6 months, so no time for trials :)

    We aim to keep the minimal price so that the majority of teachers from different places all over the world could afford it. We can't and won't cut down on the quality of our product, but we can reduce admin work, that's why we're asking you to pay for a minimum of 3 months.

    We believe in what we do – that teachers can teach teachers and learn from each other. And we're absolutely sure that if you join for a 'trial period' you'll stay, so why waste time? Skip the trial and see you in June :)
    What are the course books?
    For the General English track it’s Outcomes Advanced or Upper-Intermediate, 2nd edition. For the Exams track it’s Expert series.
    We have photos and links on our website. You need the course book only. The simple one, without the code. We're not using the workbooks either, but you can buy one if you want to do something extra.
    Do I have to buy the course book? Or can I download it?
    One of our key principles is that we respect copyright. You need to buy a legal (paperback or digital) copy of the book to join the programme.
    We also believe that buying a course book shows that you're going to take your learning seriously.
    Can I switch the group if my schedule changes?
    The groups will be doing the same pages of the book each week. It means the transition between groups's quite easy. So, yes, if there are places available.
    Still, we noticed that our participants usually try to stay in their old groups, or find their way to come back - the relationships and team spirit within the groups are unique.
    How do you become a teacher of the month?
    Usually teachers simply volunteer, because they know that our expert team will guide them through the whole process.
    Anyway, there are 10 people in the group and a teacher teaches the whole month. It means some of you will have to wait for 9 months for this opportunity! So the best strategy is to volunteer ASAP!
    If not, we can always use randomiser :)
    We really want to make lives of our TTT Teachers easier, so here's something we've done:⠀
    Created a special CHAT for TTT Teachers of the month. Here you can ask questions and help each other prepare for the lessons. Natalia Ladygina @ladygina_nat and Anita Modestova @modestova.pro are 'on-call' here too and always ready to help.
    Organised weekly meet-ups - a virtual Staffroom, where teachers can brainstorm ideas and lexis for the lesson together. There will always be someone from the TTT team to help.
    1st - an introductory meet-up to show you where's everything and to experiment with Zoom.
    2nd - a meet-up on feedback as it's what our programme is about. With Natalia Ladygina @ladygina_nat
    3rd - a lexical meet-up (for the General English track). As you might know, Hugh Dellar and Andrew Walkley from @lexical_lab are friends of the project, so they kindly agreed to supervise lesson preparations. Can you believe that?! We're thrilled! One virtual Staffroom meeting per month will be with one of them.
    - an Exam meet-up (for the English Exams track) with several guests (one each month) who know everything about CAE/CPE.
    4th - to sum everything up, reflect on this experience and get ready for the final lesson with @modestova.pro
    We've created a special module just for Teachers of the project with guidelines and ideas for the lessons. It means that everything will be in one place and always there for you to have a look at.
    We really hope this all helps and teaching at TTT will be a developmental and pleasant experience for everyone
    Who runs the courses?
    The pacing guide, the course structure and the academic programme is designed by Anita Modestova. But who are the teachers who teach you?
    Well … you, and your colleagues. That’s why we are ‘Teachers teach teachers’.
    The teacher of the month is one from your group. This means that one calendar month long this person does the teaching under our supervision and with your support and feedback.
    That's why we don't do trial lessons, or months - the teachers change and you have an opportunity to experience different teaching styles and teach yourself.
    How big are the groups?
    - 10 people maximum for the General English track;
    - 6 for the Exams track.
    How long does the course last?
    3 years - the General English track (both Upper-Intermediate and Advanced groups).
    6 months - English Exams (it's a sprint for teachers who are ready to sit the exam).
    How not to miss anything?
    We know we have lots of interesting events. To keep you up to date and informed we have:
    - information channel (WhatsApp),
    - your group chat (WhatsApp),
    - TTT Staffroom group on Facebook.
    We also send you a weekly e-mail with our plans for the week, TTT digest, and automatic reminders for all the events.

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