Omid Kalantar

Omid Kalantar

Omid Kalantar is an English Language Teaching (ELT) professor and researcher at Universidad Nacional de Educación (UNAE) in Ecuador. He is a former Cambridge Examiner and has worked with thousands of candidates over the past decade. His expertise and research interests lie in developing fluency, accuracy, and complexity in language production, ESP, and materials development.

Mentoring support group 2023

This group was set up in 2021 to support mentors of teacher-research who are actively engaged in mentoring. We are working towards bringing teachers to present on their teacher-research at an IATEFL Research SIG Teachers Research! conference being planned for…

EVO 2023

In January and February 2023 Seden Eraldemir Tuyan (Cağ University, Turkey), together with Ana Garcia Stone, Ruben Mazzei, Mariana Serra and Richard Smith, led a series of weekly input sessions and discussions using Zoom and Canvas on how to mentorteacher-research, as part…

EVO 2022

NEW! Click here for slides from Richard’s and Seden’s TESOL Convention presentation (24 March 2022) about the 2022 EVO  ​You can see a video of their 20-minute presentation here Further Details Further detailsIn January and February 2022 Richard Smith (University…

Teacher-research mentoring community

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EVO 2020

Introduction With the support of the TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online (EVO) initiative and IATEFL Research SIG, in January and February 2020 Richard Smith (University of Warwick, UK) and Seden Eraldemir Tuyan (Cağ University, Turkey) hosted a series of weekly input sessions and discussions…

History of MenTRnet

MenTRnet Mentors Mentoring Teacher Research
The Mentoring Teacher-Research network (since February 2024 known as MenTRnet) was originally set up by Richard Smith in August 2019 in association with a Facebook group, to support dissemination of his book Mentoring Teachers to Research Their Classrooms (2000, British Council). The network was further built up by means of a series of input sessions and discussions (EVO2020) in January–February 2020 and, from May 2021 to November 2021.

Mentoring Teachers to Research Their Classrooms: A Practical Handbook

Book Cover of Mentoring Teachers to Research Their Classrooms A Practical Handbook
Interest in teacher-research for purposes of professional development has been on the increase for several years, and the needs for effective mentoring in this area are widely recognised. However, there has been a lack of guidance and material support regarding how mentors can help teachers engage in research. This book bridges the gap by offering insights, practical ideas and activities based on direct experience within teacher-research mentoring projects and programmes internationally, in particular in Latin America and South Asia.