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: 9783125013582

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


Duncan Foord is the Director of OxfordTEFL, Barcelona. He has 30 years experience in language teaching, teacher training and school leadership and management. He is the author of “From English Teacher to Learner Coach” (with Dan Barber, The Round 2014) The Developing Teacher (Delta Publishing, 2009) and The Language Teachers Survival Handbook with Lindsay Clandfield (Its Magazines, 2008). He is lead trainer on the OxfordTEFL Leadership in ELT course (on line and face to face). He is a regular speaker at conferences and runs workshops for teacher groups around the world on teacher development, school management and leadership. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.