Sunday, 23 April 2017

#IATEFL2017 #IATEFLOnline Developing Teacher Talk

Jamie Keddie’s 3 suggestions 

      1. Let’s stop calling it Teacher Talk Time
       Let’s call it Teacher Talk
      2. Let’s embrace storytelling
      3. Give out the TT(T) mantra [if you’re 
          going to use it] with a post script:

Teacher talk is an essential skill for any   teacher. It is about speaking less and using your voice sparingly but that doesn’t mean teacher talk is inherently bad.  After the CELTA course, you’ll have to constantly work on classroom communicative skills. You’ll have to hone the effectiveness of your teacher talk.


A joy to watch and a serious issue to consider:  Not to stifle trainee teachers’ development by saying (or by implying) TT(T ) is bad but to develop teacher talk instead. One way Jamie suggests doing this is by embracing teacher-led storytelling.

Monday, 17 April 2017

#IATEFL 2017 Outside in: bringing new technology perspectives to ELT

This is an absolutely fascinating interactive discussion with a panel of experts talking about technologies from the perspective of their individual area of expertise.

Starting with a quote to highlight why it is important to embrace new technology:


Digital learning is learning facilitated by technology that gives students an element of control over time, place, pathway and pace.

I found it hard to summarise this session as it's packed with interesting insights so I decided just to choose a selection of quotes from the experts.


Outside in: bringing in new technology perspectives to ELT by Fiona Price
  
I really recommend, if you haven't already, that you watch the IATEFL Online session yourself.

Friday, 7 April 2017

#IATEFL2017 Infographic summary of Let's Listen to the Learners by Brian Tomlinson

Summary

Here is an infographic summary of Brian Tomlinson's presentation on Let's Listen to the Learners, some of the resources he referred to on how to involve the learners in their learning and, if you haven't already watched it, a video of the recorded #IATEFL 2017 session.  
Let"s Listen to learners by Fiona Price

Resources
Here are some of the great resources referred to in the session:


Made with Padlet

Video
If you missed the session, you can watch it here and go to IATEFL Online for the associated documents.



Wednesday, 5 April 2017

#IATEFL2017 Infographic Summary of Plenary Session by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli

I've decided to practise what I preach - 5 reasons to use Infographics - and continue developing my digital literacies by using infographics as a tool to post some summaries on #IATEFL2017 sessions as an IATEFL 2017 registered blogger.

This is my infographic which attempts to summarise Gabriel Diaz Maggioli's plenary session: Empowering Teachers Through Continued Professional Development: Frameworks, Practices & Promises

Empoweringteacher development by Fiona Price


If you haven't already, I really recommend watching this empowering plenary which includes lots of practical ideas - colleagues helping colleagues - for in-house PD within a differentiated framework:


 

 Visit IATEFL Online for details on the plenary session by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli and to see the supporting plenary documentation with illustrations by LucĂ­a Pascal.