Dear Blogathon runners,
I have been thinking of writing something about the importance of conferences and workshops in professional development such as allowing teachers to refresh their skills and keep abreast of new tools and methodoligies and providing an opportunity to network with others in the discipline.
Then I realized this is the last day of Blogathon when I read the farewell posts of my colleagues here. When I started blogging here I almost felt the same as you have all mentioned in your last posts. I thought I would use this blog to offer a review of my learning and teaching journey. And now I've got used to blogging.
Similar to ELT conferences, blogging also offers fantastic opportunities to connect to people with shared interest. Most importantly, I've engaged with social media and started to think more critically about the impact of blogging on me and my professional career.
I can definitely say that it was a pleasure to read all the posts here. I've read some of them twice or more although I haven't commented all. So this is the last one before I'm assessed on how I've done. But it is certainly not the end of my blogging journey.
I should also admit that going to Brighton for IATEFL was really an awesome motivator. Great thanks to British Council for their endeavour on motivating Turkish ELT teachers.
So Blogathon ends here but blogging lasts... I love you all! You are the best, forget the rest!...
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