eltonix is the creation of Sarah and Claire, who started working together in 2017 as Academic Managers responsible for Young Learner and Adult education and teacher development and training. We hit it off straight away as friends, and found we had similar values and ideas of professionalism and integrity in the workplace.
We have had the privilege of working in many different countries and teaching contexts and are also Cambridge CELTA and Trinity TYLEC tutors.
We shared our experiences, our reflections, and what we thought could be done to revolutionise teacher development and reflective practice, and this was the start of eltonix!
I’m Claire and I have worked in EFL/ESL as a teacher, trainer, manager and consultant worldwide, but mainly in the UK, Australia, Colombia and Greece. I have always been interested in inspiring students and teachers, so teacher development has always been my area of interest and career path. I’ve been very privileged to have worked with teachers all over the world in their contexts. I’m interested in student-centred learning, fostering creativity and critical-thinking in the classroom, reflective practice, and adapting materials to create a more dynamic and engaging learning experience. I also actively support inclusive classroom practices for all English teachers and students.
I live in Portugal where you can find me walking my 3 dogs, drawing, or cooking and eating. I love reading graphic novels – drawing them too! I enjoy travelling and I’ve been very lucky to have visited many countries.
I’m Sarah and I have worked as an EFL/ESL teacher in Senegal, Japan, Ecuador and Turkey. I was a teacher and mentor in Thailand and France and am now based in Greece where I initially worked as an academic manager and a teacher trainer. My areas of interest are teacher development, creative thinking, reflective practice, holistic child development, teaching and learning with ADHD and encouraging a sense of progress through learning to learn techniques. I am also an advocate for inclusive classroom practices which provide a safe learning environment for all teachers and students.
I live in Greece where I’m currently trying, or rather struggling, to learn Greek – wish me luck! You can find me at my local taverna, walking my dog around the Acropolis or on the beach, or curled up on my couch with a comic book, a cup of tea and three naughty cats!
eltonix is consistent in the services and products we provide, and we set high standards for ourselves.
eltonix is committed to listening and guiding by establishing and maintaining excellent relationships so that we can better support our teachers. We are committed to treating everyone with respect.
eltonix values creativity and innovation which is reflected in our approach.