This website is where I keep essays from my Masters in TEFL /TESL (2009, with Distinction, University of Birmingham), my evolving teaching philosophy, a summary of my current research interests, and random blogging thoughts as they arise from my classroom experiences.
Since 2018, I have been an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Kyoto Notre Dame University with an excellent team of colleagues from Japan, the UK, USA, and Canada. I teach in the Global English Course and support students Before (BSA), During (DSA), and After (ASA) study abroad.
In the fall of 2010, a group of international collaborators, supported by hundreds of teachers worldwide, began developing the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi), a global
initiative for teachers by teachers dedicated to offering practical, affordable and excellent online teacher development, believing that ALL teachers deserve the same opportunities to improve.
Since 2012, iTDi has trained thousands of teachers in over 100 countries through iTDi Global Webinars, iTDi Advanced Skills Courses, the iTDi Blog, and our popular online iTDi TESOL Certificate. We offer online training, face-to-face training, and blended learning solutions for Ministries of Education (MOEs), Corporate clients, and individual teachers.