I’ve gone to a good number of conferences, both online and offline over the past decade or so. You likely have too. Many of us often blog about our experiences soon after the conference is over. I’ve read about many of your experiences quite recently even. As someone who organises offline conferences, I’m […]
The Reform Symposium, an annual free e-conference just wrapped up this weekend and as usual, it offered an incredible mishmash of education-related sessions running the gamut of K-12 and higher ed contexts in both content and language learning situations.
I’ve talked about its virtues as […]
May 24, 2013
TOSCON13 opened today. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. 3 years ago to the day, I opened this blog, my own source of professional development. For me, TOSCON13 represents both a beautiful reflection of the journey I started here in 2010 and a celebration of professional development we’re so lucky to […]
Look at this image. What is Superman doing?
Yes, that’s what I first thought too. I’m sure we’re not alone. Given what we know about Superman and his adventures, a second look enables us to realise he’s not trying to extinguish the light coming from that bad guy with his bodily fluids. We […]
Hello everyone from Kaplan PLI,
Please find the slides to the workshop embedded below, which you can view online. I’ve left hyperlinks to the web tools we looked at below. Thanks for welcoming me to your school for tonight’s workshop. I hope to meet up with all of you at other professional development events. =)
Thank you to participants at my workshop Ideas for multilevels at the TESL North York/York Region conference today. I’ve embedded the slides using Issuu below, so you can browse through them on this site, full screen or download them to your computer. You can also have a clean copy of the handouts by clicking
I love all professional development events–a junkie for it, you might call me. I love it when teachers, instructors, educators, whatever term you are comfortable with calling us, surround each other in support and growth. The way so many come together to share ideas in individual or groups sessions fills me with an adrenaline […]
Do your students look forward to skimming an article for its main ideas? No? Shocking. There’s often a couple of hiccups we face with many reading and writing practice activities: they’re not always authentic; there’s minimal interaction between students; they’re not actually practicing reading or writing skills at all.
Many times over the years I have tried to find out about conferences and other TESL-related events available throughout the world in case I could find the opportunity to attend beyond my local events. This has involved me looking through the various well-known organisations, like TESL Canada, TESOL and IATEFL. These sites, through informative, tend […]