Teachers of the month

Becoming a Teacher of the Month might seem like an overwhelming responsibility, but never fear!

We’ve designed a special programme to help you benefit from this experience, reduce the time you spend on lesson prep, and give you all the support you need to make it as smooth, pleasurable and helpful as possible.

Read on to see what you will be doing so you can pick your month for teaching wisely. At the end of the page you’ll be able to pick your slot several months in advance so you can plan ahead and be ready to go when it is your turn.

The role of the TTT Teacher of the Month as we see it

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TTT Teacher Training:

Every month 26 new teachers volunteer to provide quality education for 200+ TTT participants, and we are ready to support you when you become one of them every step of the way. 

Here is what you will do when you are teacher of the month:

1

Join the WhatsApp group for Teachers of the Month

Here you can hang out with your fellow TOMs and get support from each other and the TTT team. Anita, Natalia, Heather and Lisa will always be here for you.
2

Get access to the TTT Teacher Training module

Here we have videos to cover all aspects of your TOM experience.

Want to know more about what TOMing is all about? - We have a video about it!
Want to know how to access the Zoom account for your lessons? - There’s a video for that, and to help you with the basics of Zoom if you are not Zoom confident.
Want to know more about the lexical approach or exam preparation classes? - There are videos for these too.
Wondering how to get feedback on your teaching from your students? - Watch the video.

All in all there are about 70 minutes of videos of different aspects of the TOM experience.

You do not have to watch them all at once! But you will want to watch them before you start teaching, so you will get access to these two weeks in advance.
3

Get your Pacing guide

Plan lessons according to the schedule prepared by the TTT team.
4

Get invited to 5 Workshops

Attend five lesson planning workshops to help with the lesson planning. These are 100% practical: the whole idea behind them is a guided face to face (virtually speaking) collaboration of TOMs, as well as the opportunity to explore further some aspects of the TOM experience introduced in the Teacher Training Module.

Please look at the workshop schedule below (note the times change each month!) to help you choose your best fit month. Then you can choose your month, up to three months in advance, and get closer to reaching your full potential as a member of Teacher Teach Teachers!

We want you to get as much from being the Teacher of the Month as possible.

In one month you will get 7.5 hours of practice teaching adults/teachers/high levels/exam preparation classes with regular feedback on your actions from the group participants. Who are themselves teachers, but TTT teachers, which means supportive to the max!

The teaching practice will be supplemented by 8.5 hours of CPD. That’s theoretical input from invited speakers, group brainstorming, guided collaborative lesson planning and regular self-reflection.

So sign up!

Workshops Schedule (Year 1 and Year 2)

All these dates are set in stone. Please choose your teaching month carefully, so you could make the time to attend all the workshops.

October at 1 p.m.

24 September - Planning a sequence of lessons
1 October - Planning lexically
8 October - Giving and getting feedback
15 October - Revision and recycling
5 November - Reflecting on teaching experience

November 3 p.m.

22 October - Planning a sequence of lessons
5 November - Planning lexically
12 November - Giving and getting feedback
19 November - Revision and recycling
3 December - Reflecting on teaching experience

December at 1 p.m.

19 November - Planning a sequence of lessons
3 December - Planning lexically
10 December - Giving and getting feedback
17 December - Reflecting on teaching experience

January at 3 p.m.

17 December - Planning a sequence of lessons
14 January - Planning lexically
21 January - Giving and getting feedback
28 January - Revision and recycling
4 February - Reflecting on teaching experience

February at 1 p.m.

21 January - Planning a sequence of lessons
4 February - Planning lexically
11 February - Giving and getting feedback
18 February - Revision and recycling
4 March - Reflecting on teaching experience

March at 3 p.m.

18 February - Planning a sequence of lessons
4 March - Planning lexically
11 March - Giving and getting feedback
18 March - Revision and recycling
1 April - Reflecting on teaching experience

April at 1 p.m.

25 March - Planning a sequence of lessons
8 April - Planning lexically
15 April - Giving and getting feedback
22 April - Revision and recycling
6 May - Reflecting on teaching experience

May at 3 p.m.

22 April - Planning a sequence of lessons
6 May - Planning lexically
13 May - Giving and getting feedback
20 May - Reflecting on teaching experience

Workshops Schedule (Year 3)

All these dates are set in stone. Please choose your teaching month carefully, so you could make the time to attend all the workshops.

October at 1 p.m.

24 September - Establishing expectations
1 October - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
8 October - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan.
15 October - Follow up on lesson observation. Choosing the lesson focus
5 November - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

November 3 p.m.

22 October - Establishing expectations
5 November - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
12 November - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
19 November - Follow up on lesson observation. Choosing the lesson focus
3 December - Follow up on lesson observation

December at 1 p.m.

19 November - Establishing expectations
3 December - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
10 December - Follow up on lesson observation Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
17 December - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

January at 3 p.m.

17 December - Establishing expectations
14 January - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
21 January - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
28 January - Follow up on lesson observation. Choosing the lesson focus
4 February - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

February at 1 p.m.

21 January - Establishing expectations
4 February - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
11 February - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
18 February - Follow up on lesson observation. Choosing the lesson focus
4 March - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

March at 3 p.m.

18 February - Establishing expectations
4 March - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
11 March - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
18 March - Follow up on lesson observation. Choosing the lesson focus
1 April - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

April at 1 p.m.

25 March - Establishing expectations
8 April - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
15 April - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
22 April - Follow up on lesson observation. Choosing the lesson focus
6 May - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

May at 3 p.m.

22 April - Establishing expectations
6 May - Follow up on lesson observation. Reflection
13 May - Follow up on lesson observation. Adding the procedure into another teacher's lesson plan
20 May - Follow up on lesson observation. Review

TO BECOME A TEACHER OF THE MONTH, JUST FILL IN THIS FORM!


If you are a teacher of the month, study this module.

If you have finished your teaching round in TTT for now, we kindly ask you to share your experience with us, so that we could make it better in the future. If you could fill in this feedback form, you’d help us a lot: https://forms.gle/hr7zWxbByiAyVost5

FAQ

Where are the pacing guides?
You will see the first lesson called ''Pacing guides, workshops schedule, slides for the final lesson''. You will find the guides there.
Why is it important to stick to the pacing guide?
If you don’t stick to the pacing guide, the next teacher of the month won’t know what to do, also the planning during workshops will be difficult because all groups are on the same pages now and that’s actually one of the points of doing the planning together.
When are the workshops?
Scroll up and find your month. The workshops schedule is on this page :)
Where are the slides for the final class?
Click on Workshops on the platform: http://platform.teachers-teach-teachers.com/teach/control/stream/view/id/141581177
Inside the folder you will see the first lesson called ''Pacing guides, workshops schedule, slides for the final lesson''. You will find the slides there.

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