We Teach Well
Professional development for English teachers that improves student engagement and outcomes.
A chance for teachers to explore how AI could be used to support their teaching and learning.
A co-operative and collegial project designed to empower teachers as they engage with this new technology
We provide your teachers with the support, encouragement, and knowledge they need to excel in teaching English language and literature.
Empowering and further educating your teachers will lead to increased student outcomes and engagement.
Because it is always about the students.
The past few years have been eye-opening. While the use of education technology was steadily growing before 2020, there is no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated it.
This has created so many possibilities for teacher professional learning networks that are not limited by geography. We can now reach teachers and students in places we couldn’t before.
We know that teachers are pivotal to student success and digital tools enable them to access high quality professional development no matter their geographical location.
Teachers no longer have to travel long distances or for many hours to access high quality professional development.
We serve teachers and schools in 3 ways.
Professional Development Courses
Teachers who are confident in their subject knowledge are better able to engage students in their learning. And engaged students will remain in school longer.
By embracing the options that digital technology provides, we can produce high quality, subject specific, curriculum agnostic, borderless professional development options that build confidence in English and literature teachers.
WTW World Lit Podcast. Decolonising Literature
Our World Lit podcast is central to our mission.
While we love literature in English, we are aware of how the English language has been, and still is, used to undermine cultures. It frustrates us that you can still see courses in ‘English Literature’ being taught around the world, but the texts that are studied are not English. They are Indian, and Russian and South American among many others.
The internet has provided educators with opportunities that were not even imagined when we started teaching. When researching literature most of us needed to go to the library and find works by other (usually white) academics who had worked with that author or culture.
But we don’t have to do that now.
I can only imagine how wonderful it would have been to speak to a teacher in St Petersburg about how to teach Chekhov.
In the WTW World Lit Podcast – Decolonising Literature we speak to teachers and writers in other countries about their literature. About the culture and history that lies behind the texts we are teaching.
Online Coaching for English Teachers
Again, utilising technology we can offer valuable coaching for English teachers who want to increase their subject knowledge and pedagogy.
There is no single body of knowledge to be taught in English and literature. Poetry, novels, plays and films, amongst other texts, are used to teach students the skills they will need when they leave school. We wrote about this on our blog.
As new issues arise and new texts are released, it is necessary for English teachers to keep current. That can be hard to do in the business and immediacy of a school setting. Our coaching programs give them the space and help to do this.
What Our Colleagues Say
Carolyn is an excellent mentor always ready to help out her students and anyone around her with her skills and expertise. The work “weteachwell” is doing is important and highly relevant in today’s education landscape where creativity and arts education needs to be encouraged along with digital learning, to develop 21st century skills.
Exciting opportunities we have had to share with teachers.
We have a long way to go, but we know that it starts with teachers.
Teachers are at the centre of great teaching and learning, and if they get equal access to high quality professional development and support, their student’s outcomes will improve.
We Teach Well Blog
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