Coaching-Informed Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

The most recent event I attended was the IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference in Berlin, 11-13 October. Read here about the workshop on maintaining and nurturing client relationships I facilitated.

Talking about creating a Thinking Environment in Class

Conference talks in 2016 around the topic of  applying the 10 components of a Thinking Environment in my university classes:

+ In Paris, at the TESOL France colloquium.
+ In Munich, at the BESIG conference.
+ In Birmingam, at the IATEFL conference.

The Thinking Environment is a way of being in the world

Developed by coach, Nancy Kline, The Thinking Environment lends itself beautifully to the learning environment. It is an ideal way to encourage and nurture communicative language learning in a calm, thoughtful way.

Very pleased and excited to announce the publication of A-Z of Coaching. Co-authored with Ben Dobbs, edited by Catriona Watson-Brown and published by Julie Pratten of Academic Study Kit.

Ben and I have written a collection of thought-provoking photocopiable activties for ELT teachers who are intrested in applying coach-approach teaching methods.


You can order a hard copy from the Cambridge International Book Center

or from,