Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsFor me, continuing professional development means actually there's a planned lifelong process and it demands a lot of patience from the person who does CPD. And it helps me to develop my personal qualities and professional qualifications. And also in turn it will help my organisation and teachers and in turn, the people. They help my students achieve a lot. To continuously develop, enhance my teaching skills, my classroom skills, and to update myself with what is happening around and how language is changing, the variety, so that I can take that into the classroom and be at par with what the students are bringing to the classroom.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsFor me, continuing professional development is a lifelong process in which I'm going to develop myself, my knowledge, my skills, and the teaching and learning process.

Professional development in practice

Professional development means different things to different people. In this video teachers talk about what it means to them.

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Becoming a Better Teacher: Exploring Professional Development

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