IATEFL Day 2

When the day starts with a plenary such as Silvana’s on day 2 of IATEFL you know two or three things.  1. it’s going to be a very good day, 2. things are going to change for the better and 3. Silvana’s profile is going to skyrocket. I hardly know were to start.  I didn’t…

ELT Ireland – the first Conference

Ok, first of all I stole the name of my presentation from Josh Round’s brilliant blog, Be the DOS!  It’s catchy and a bit of publicity for him over here on the Emerald Isle, and Josh kindly gave me permission! Second, in the midst of moving house that very weekend – luckily to a location…

IATEFL Day 2 and 3 – High Expectations, and Networking

Ah! IATEFL was great, it really was! Just brilliant.  Inspiring. It always is. Been busy since I’ve been back, lots of work waiting upon my return, so finally getting around to my blog now. Following on from day 1… As I didn’t attend a specific stream on day 2, but many talks from many areas,…

IATEFL Day 1 – Vision

From getting the train from the Boro early this morning, to retiring to my room at 7 to stay (with my feet up!), day 1 at IATEFL 2014 has been filled with inspiration. That was almost the buzz word I chose to summarise today, but in the end I plumped for ‘vision‘ as this tied…

Conferences…why bother?

I’ll tell you why, if you are someone who is wondering if ELT conferences are worth it.  Worth the money (and very often it is teachers who self fund to attend).  Worth the time (you may have to use annual leave to attend, or give up a weekend). I’ve had teachers say to me ‘I…