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Teaching from Within: Personal Development for Teaching Success


Sarah Mercer


Wednesday, 10 January 2018
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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Cost: Free for members; US$​50 for nonmembers
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Registration Deadline: 7 January 2018
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Who Should Attend?

Language educators and teacher educators at all educational levels

More About This Seminar

As teachers, our attitudes, emotions, and motivations define how we approach our professional roles. As Palmer (2007, p. 1) states, “we teach who we are’. In this webinar, we will focus on our professional wellbeing and specific steps we can take to ensure we are in the best possible frame of mind to teach to the best of our abilities in a sustainable way. 

What Will I Learn?

  • Explore concepts of sustainable professional development
  • Discuss the core components of professional well-being
  • Reflect on their own attitudes, emotions, and motivations in their professional roles
  • Consider other factors affecting their well-being in the workplace
  • Develop a personal action plan to support their ongoing professional well-being

About the Presenter

Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Austria, where she is Head of ELT methodology and Deputy Head of the Centre for Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities. Her research interests include all aspects of the psychology surrounding the foreign language learning experience. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of several books in this area including, Towards an Understanding of Language Learner Self-Concept, Psychology for Language Learning, Multiple Perspectives on the Self’ in SLA, New Directions in Language Learning Psychology, Positive Psychology in SLA, Exploring Psychology for Language Teachers, and Language Teacher Psychology.