Susan Hillyard

Susan Hillyard

Teacher trainer, SHELTA

Buenos Aires, Argentina


This plenary explores the idea of changing your approach to teaching. It will encourage you, the learner and teacher, to change your mind-set and open up your “box” to both receive and transmit new ways of looking at old things. It is essentially about changing perceptions and then learning how to tap into your true creative self to find your element. You will then go on to find out how you can transfer these newly-learnt processes into the daily lived lives of your students in your classrooms. I will facilitate the process through lots of practice and some theory.

How can you find your creative self?


Susan Hillyard has a B.Ed. (Hons.) degree from Warwick University, UK. She has played many roles in her long career: Teacher, Head of Dept., Teacher Trainer, Conference Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Materials Writer, Researcher, On-line tutor, TIE consultant and Webinar Presenter. Presently she is founder and Director of SHELTA, Susan Hillyard’s English Language Teachers’ Academy and a freelance consultant on EMI for the British Council in China. Her interests lie in Inclusion, Drama for ELT, Spoken English, Global Issues, World Englishes, Teacher Development and Trainer Training.

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  1. What an amazing session! Creativity IS incredibly important. Without creativity we cannot go forward, and it also makes life much more enjoyable. Thank you, Susan, for the great work you are doing, and for this inspirational presentation.

  2. Wow!
    Dear ALL of you……I’ve just read the fantastic answers, comments, creative ideas in the chat box which I’ve saved to my PC and I’m thrilled. The sun is just rising on the new day here but I’m already wide awake and excited by you all! Please join my website at:
    to receive news and have access to some presentations. We can make a better world together!!!
    Love, peace, happiness and health! Susan H

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