Delta Publishing Catalogue

The Developing Teacher

Practical activities for professional development

Winner of the Duke of Edinburgh/ESU Award for Best Entry for Teachers.

Author: Duncan Foord

ISBN: 9781905085224

Series:Delta Teacher Development Series

The Developing Teacher suggests that teachers themselves are the most powerful agents of change and development in their own professional career.

The Developing Teacher is ideal for teachers who wish to take control of their own development, for those people in positions of responsibility for teacher development, and for complementing courses in language teacher education.

The Developing Teacher contains three distinctive parts A, B and C which focus in turn on theory, practice and development:


  • An examination of different aspects and issues in teacher development.
  • A discussion of how teachers learn and what prevents teachers from learning.
  • A survey of the literature on language teacher development, helpful for those studying MA or Diploma courses on the subject.


  • A bank of activities organised into five circles of expanding development, embracing all aspects of the language teacher’s life.
  • Activities that take little time, often adding ‘a developmental twist’ to regular classroom practice
  • Procedures that follow a step-by-step outline, making them easy to understand at a glance – perfect for the busy teacher.


  • A view of further teacher development, promoting reflective practice.
  • Longer-term projects – diary, portfolio and teacher development programme.
  • Step-by-step guides to each project, enabling and empowering teachers to commit to their continuing development.

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2Introduction B.pdf47.18
3Introduction C.pdf44.57

Duncan Foord

I was born in London in 1961. A friend of mine called Gerry, who is a kind of memory man, can tell you what was number one in the charts on the week you were born. In my case Walking Back to Happiness by Helen Shapiro he tells me, but you might want to check on that. Anyway here is some more crucial information about me. I have been in ELT since 1984. I started my ELT life as a language assistant in a secondary school in Lyon, France. I’ve also worked in London, Oviedo, Prague and Barcelona. I’ve taught English to all sorts of people (and a bit of German once), trained teachers on Trinity CertTESOL and Dip TESOL courses and worked as a Director of Studies and school manager. I am co-founder of OxfordTEFL, a teacher training and language training school with centres in Prague and Barcelona so I’ve had quite a bit of involvement with both the academic and business sides of ELT. I work for Trinity College London, moderating CertTESOL courses. I have completed Cert, Dip and MEd TESOLqualifications. The Developing Teacher is my second book. The first is the Language Teacher’s Survival Handbook, co-authored with Lindsay Clandfield and published by Its Magazines.

I have lived in Barcelona for the last 18 years.