Martyn has been an ELT professional for 30 years and in more than fifteen countries in UK, Europe, Central America and Africa. He has taught English at all levels and in many contexts from one-to-one in financial institutions to rural schools with classes of eighty students.
In my experience, all teachers genuinely feel they can make world just a little bit better. It’s this realistic optimism about life that makes them so inspiring to work with.
As a consultant teacher trainer and advisor he has experience in numerous education development projects around the world including both pre-service and in-service programmes in Ethiopia, Laos, Djibouti and Mexico. He has designed and taught on UK under- and post-graduate teacher development programmes for the University of St Mark and St John covering areas of teaching and training methodology, mentoring, and observation supervision. He has delivered teacher development seminars and workshops across Europe and the Middle East for ten years.
His management experience includes three years as Director of Operations for a group of language schools in the UK and Ireland, responsible for all academic, administrative, and HR functions of the organisation. In this role he oversaw the project management of professional development systems, including 360 appraisal and mentoring support initiatives, as well as a syllabus review and reform project.His main professional interests lie in two main areas. First, the processes of professional development and how this is fostered by management within organisations to create a culture of support and learning. The other related area is in the approaches and practices of mentoring and teacher supervision.
Martyn Clarke NILE Consultant Trainer