In this one-hour webinar, Jennifer will first lead participants in a discussion of some common fears first-year teachers face. Advice from veteran teachers in attendance will be encouraged. Everyone will then be asked to reflect on areas in which we can improve as teachers. Finally, attendees will examine the pros and cons of using so-called teacher talk, modified language for instructional use.
Teaching has been an important part of my life for well over 15 years. I have taught English as a foreign and second language since 1996. I began teaching English in Russia, and I presently live in the U.S. I have been working online as an instructor and content creator since 2007. I also like to create materials to share with other teachers. My Pearson-sponsored blog won the 2010 EDDIE Award in the category of ESL Website Blog. Students and teachers likely know me best as JenniferESL on YouTube. I am tremendously happy to have over two hundred thousand subscribers worldwide. In 2011, my channel was recognized in YouTube's "On the Rise" contest.
Since 2010, I have contributed more actively within professional circles. I have presented at the annual TESOL and MATSOL conventions in addition to giving professional development webinars. From March 2011 to March 2014, I served as a member of the TESOL Book Publications Committee. I remain an active member of the Materials Writers Interest Section.
I also have materials available offline. I have had the good fortune to be able to work with very skilled educators. I co-authored the Vocabulary Power series, contributed materials to New Password, and was on the writing team for Pearson’s hybrid series Next Generation Grammar, for which I also appear as the video Grammar Coach.
I am very excited to teach here on WizIQ, and I look forward to helping you reach your professional goals.
Language of instruction: English