Ever since I finished kindergarten, I knew I wanted to teach. In January 1998, it all began in Seoul. Since then, I’ve moved from the classroom to management to a mixture of both. I currently work and reside in Toronto, Canada and do design work for education on the side.

Main interests

  • public spaces for exploring teacher identity and development
  • critical and inclusive pedagogies
  • concision

Current professional roles

Talks and workshops

I typically centre my talks around critical/intensive reading, academic writing, teacher identity, and most recently, social inclusivity issues.

Recent/Upcoming talks

8th ELT Malta Conference 2019, Attard MALTA, 18-19 October2019
This talk will make you gay (or your materials anyway)
This is an updated version of a talk given at IATEFL 2019.

Past talks

You can watch segments of a few talks I’ve given online on my Youtube playlist or you can cycle through them below.


Aside from nearly 200 posts on this site, here’s a bibliography of other publications.

Seburn, T. (2018, April). Fake news, questioning, and happiness proteins. Garnet Education [blog]. https://www.garneteducation.com/fake-news-critical-questioning-and-happiness-proteins/

Seburn, T. (2018, Spring). LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the language classroom: attitudes and considerations. TESL Ontario Contact.

Seburn, T. (2018, April). Up for debate. EL Gazette.

Seburn, T. (2017, September 17). ARC: Engaging learners with texts by digging deeply into the meaning. American TESOL Institute. https://americantesol.com/blogger/arctysonseburn/

Seburn, T. (2017). Learner-sourced visuals for deeper text engagement and conceptual comprehension. In K. Donaghy and D. Xerri. (Ed.), The Image in English Language Teaching (pp. 79-88). Malta: ELT Council.

Seburn, T. (2017, July). Critical readers in the misinformation age. EFL Magazinehttps://www.eflmagazine.com/critical-readers-misinformation-age/

Seburn, T. (2016, December 6). The age-old age debate: is technology a turn-off for older teachers? Pearson English. https://www.english.com/blog/age-old-age-debate/

Seburn, T. (2016, January). Beyond the comprehension question: perspectives on using Academic Reading Circles for deep reading. ELTAS Newsletter.

Seburn, T. (2016, January). Unconventional: publishing with the round. EFL Magazinehttps://www.eflmagazine.com/publishing-with-the-round/

Seburn, T. (2016). Academic Reading Circles (2nd Ed). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Seburn, T. (2015, August). Because grammar (and cats). TESL Ontario Contact.

Seburn, T. (2015). R is for racism. In PARSNIPS in ELT: Stepping out of the comfort zone (Vol. 3). Digital Platform: Smashwords.

Seburn, T. (2014, January 9). Give credit where credit is due? Garnet Education blog. https://www.garneteducation.com/give-credit-where-credit-is-due/


Master of Arts (with Merit), Educational Technology and TESOL. University of Manchester, UK
TESL Canada Certificate (Standard 2 Permanent)
TESL Ontario Certificate (lapsed membership)
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy. Western University

For a full CV, including projects, publication details, and a complete list of all talks given, please visit my LinkedIn profile. linkedin-logo

If you’d like to get in touch by email, please do: tyson.seburn@utoronto.ca

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