Our July and August topics looked at the theme of managing resources.
Despite it being a holiday for many people in the northern hemisphere, we received several excellent posts on the topic, including ideas for warmers and how to deal with stories and world events in the news. There was an insightful post about communicative competence with higher level students and others which looked at syllabi, the coursebook and how to go beyond these. We had various engaging posts which focused on technology and its place in the learning process and a look at some of the best ways to teach grammar, including whether the coursebook provides the best stimulus.
Topics for September and October 2018
Online or face-to-face Continuing Professional Development? Most of our professional development takes place both online and face-to-face, but how do they differ and what are the specific advantages of each? Can a teacher develop professionally without being part of an online community of practice or is it now essential to interact in both physical and online spaces?
From teacher and classroom research to practice. How do you link your research as a teacher to what you do in the classroom? How do you share your research with colleagues and what benefits does this have?
Are you a member of a teacher association or special interest group? How do you benefit from being a member? What do you think are advantages and drawbacks of teacher associations?
Other people's blogs. How many bloggers' posts do you follow and regularly read? How do you benefit from reading these blogs and what impact does it have on your teaching and your own blogs?
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