I am originally from Devon in the south-west of England, but am now based in Liverpool. I have been working in ELT as a teacher and teacher trainer for over twelve years, predominantly in the region of Middle East and North Africa (MENA). I hold a Master’s in Islamic Studies and a motorbike licence (among other things…!). When I’m not working, you’ll find me walking in the UK’s beautiful national parks, riding my road bike, or having a hot chocolate with friends at one of my favourite cafes.
WHY ‘POP-UP TEACHER TRAINING’?
Pop-up restaurants are becoming popular all over the UK. In the US, food trucks are appearing on every corner. From nomadic shops to temporary studio spaces, mobile libraries to supper clubs, we are finding increasingly innovative ways to unlock the potential of physical space. The services offered by these businesses are location independent, flexible and often delivered remotely. So I thought…why not teacher training too?
Teacher training can be delivered anywhere – in classrooms, teachers’ rooms, living rooms, cafés, conference halls, hotels, even online ‘spaces’ on the internet. I’ve trained teachers at all of these locations and others besides. One of my first ever teacher training sessions was delivered to two aspiring managers in a storeroom, amongst stacks of boxes and piles of paper! At the end of the day, if teachers want to develop and learn, it doesn’t matter where they do it. It is this principle that underpins my work as a ‘pop-up trainer’.
“Rose is a dynamic and enthusiastic trainer, who successfully communicates her enthusiasm to all those she works with. She creates interesting, relevant and useful training sessions which are well adapted to the needs of her trainees and models effective teaching techniques through her training sessions.”
– Jancis McGrady, Al Azhar Project Manager – British Council Egypt