Teacher Development SIG

Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 10:39am

The Teacher Development (TD) SIG is a network for those who want to help themselves and others become better teachers. Our activities include retreats, mini-conferences, social and networking events, and forums and presentations at JALT's annual conference. TD`s comprehensive newsletter, Explorations in Teacher Education, welcomes stimulating articles!

SIG Officers

Bill Snyder
Tracy-ann Tsuruoka
Michael Ellis
Amanda Yoshida
Matthew Turner

Joining or renewing membership

You can easily join JALT or renew your JALT membership online.


JALT membership offers numerous benefits including: Member-rate admission to JALT conferences such as the annual JALT international conference; free or member-rate admission to JALT Chapter and SIG meetings and events; access to the latest JALT Publications, and more »

Upcoming Events

Atsuko Watanabe
Ken Tamai
Sunday, 11 June 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm


In EFL teaching in Japan and around the world, almost every teacher's career path takes the form of a unique and eventful journey. We often take this for granted, but it is exactly these journeys, these narratives of teacher identity formation, that enrich our profession and serve our students.

At this, the sixth annual EFL Teacher Journeys Conference, we aim to explore the winding but meaningful paths of teachers in our field towards greater self-awareness and improved classroom practice. Our featured speakers bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the conversation, and will offer insight into the kind of professional narratives and practices that enrich EFL teaching.

Whether you teach at a primary or secondary school, a cram school, university, or eikawa, chances are your identity as an English teacher has been enriched by personal and professional journeys. You may be a Japanese teacher of English whose experience studying abroad kindled a passion for English that you still convey to your students. Or maybe you are a sojourner who has taught in many other countries and cultures before landing in Japan.

No matter where you are in your journey as a teacher, we hope you will join us on Sunday, June 11 in Kobe to tell your story through either empirical research or personal narrative, or to listen to the stories of other teachers trekking along on a similar path.


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