Now I have found a great article from Cambridge English Teacher which support all of these theories, so I thought I would share them with you. Here is a short introduction video.
The articles says there are 3 main reasons why professional development helps you as a teacher:
Have a look at the full version of all the articles HERE. I found it really interesting. Let me know what you think?
1. It Helps You Help Your LearnersDiscover more impactful ways to introduce language. More engaging ways to practise it. Smarter classroom strategies or planning practices. Substantial evidence shows that learners learn more when teachers learn too.*
2. Developing is MotivatingIt's all too easy to just "teach the same lesson" again and again. But if you're trying new approaches, reflecting, and improving your practice, then every lesson is different – which is essential to feeling satisfied and rewarded.
3. The Little Things Add UpTaking a long course or qualification is valuable, but so is learning one new thing from reading one short article. Often, that's all we have time for, and that's fine: just 15 minutes per weekday makes 60 hours per year.
The Teacher Abroad