I am an experienced training professional with more than 20 years' experience in adult education, ESL teaching, teacher training and curriculum writing.
I enjoy working with teaching professionals in Canada and internationally.
Custom training and workshops can be developed. Recent training includes:
Plain Language, Report Writing and Speech Writing Workshops, CARICOM Guyana
Curriculum Development Workshops for the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce, Ethiopia
Report Writing Training for Farm Radio International, Ethiopia
Growth Mindset for Professionals with Southern Library Services, Canada
I provide individualized instructional coaching to help teachers develop their professional skills. TESL Ontario provides PD hours for instructional coaching with me.
Course development including online courses; English language curriculum, and e-books.
"Today I linked to your blog and found several helpful tips for our trainees. With your permission, may I share the Top 5 Mistakes New Teachers Make with our externship group? I think it would be so valuable! I will also be passing along your blog to my instructors in the course. Thank you for this fresh and insightful resource! "
"I just wanted to tell you how helpful your posts have been for me. I received great student feed-back which has led to being offered an extension on my contract so I am in China another year. You have truly been a great help in terms of resources. Thank you. "
"I just wanted to write and say a very sincere thank you for all that you share in terms of free resources as well as the wisdom and knowledge that you are passing on through your blog. I really enjoy reading your blog posts. Please continue your excellent work. "
"Patrice is flexible and a pleasure to work with. She has a good working knowledge of Growth Mindset and knows how to get people thinking about it and applying it in their work."
"Patrice is passionate, versatile, and engaging ESL teacher. She is supportive, kind, knowledgeable and personable. As a mentor teacher Patrice provided not only constructive ways to improve my skills but also modeled successful management of the ESL classroom. Patrice's students enjoy their time in her classroom and learn valuable academic skills in her courses."
"Patrice is kind, patient, detail-oriented and very knowledgeable. She spent hours to correct our work in detail. Her support was beyond essential and the knowledge and resources she shared with us are priceless. Her teaching demeanor with all students is impressive which makes her a great role model for all future teachers!"
"It is with great pleasure that I write this about Ms. Palmer. I am rightly proud of having been her student. As an immigrant, who is not a native speaker of English, I was feeling nervous when I had to attend a Canadian college, but she greeted me warmly, and I felt at home. Ms. Palmer deeply cares about her students. All my classmates were healthcare professionals. Student respect is obvious in her classroom, and she built up a good rapport with us. Mrs. Palmer has the intellect, passion, and communicative skills of an outstanding seasoned teacher."
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