Michelle has been an English teacher - primarily Business English - for the last 21 years. Based in Southern Germany. Currently, her focus is on coaching and mentoring fellow teachers while teaching at Universities in Germany and the UK.
Having achieved a post graduate certificate in Business & Personal coaching in 2013, she continues to explore how that learning can be applied to the EFL and EAP classrooms. Michelle completed a Master's in Coaching in Education in December 2017, with Distinction, and has now embarked on a PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of York in the UK.
Additionally, Michelle has participated on two Thinking Environment training courses: a one-day intensive with Nancy Kline and a two-day Time to Think Foundation workshop with Sophie Stephenson.
All these ingredients come together to inform and build the case for integrating a Thinking Environment into the classroom. Watch this space!
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MELTA News Winter Issue No. 87, Dec. 2015
"What does an Entrepreneurial EFL Teacher look like?"(p. 18)
Modern English Teacher, 23 3, July 2014.
"Can an English teacher successfully transition into soft skills training?"
IATEFL TDSIG Conference Newsletter, May 2013
Business Issues (IATEFL BESIG Journal), Sept.2013
"A Lesson Plan: GROWing your business English learners."
IATEFL BESIG Stuttgart Conference Selections, March 2013.
"A Presenting First at the BESIG Conference."
IATEFL Annual Conference, Brighton, 10-13 April 2018
LangEdu2017: Language Education Across Borders Conference, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria. December 7-9, 2017
BESIG Annual Conference, Malta, November 10-12, 2017
TESOL France 35th International Annual Conference, Paris, November 18-20, 2016
IATEFL BESIG 30th Annual Conference, Munich, November 4-6, 2016
STEM Symposium, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, September 29, 2016
IATEFL 50th Annual Conference, Birmingham, April 13-16, 2016
Dialogin Intercultural Conference, June 13-14, 2014
On behalf of ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, with Petra Greiner.
Springboard Annual Conference, June 14, 2013
IATEFL Annual Conference, Liverpool, April 8-12, 2013
IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference, Prague, Nov.8-10, 2013
"English for Coaching at Work." With James Schofield.
IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium, Paris, June 16, 2012
IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference, Bielefeld, Nov.2010
"What is your vision for your future?"