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Tag: PLN

Teacher training and Development

#ELTchat 9 years in

N.B. A shorter version of this post originally appeared in the Garnet Education Blog   The story behind #ELTchat Back in 2010, a bunch of us TEFL people thought that we should start a Twitter hashtag for teachers in English Language Teaching.  Twitter hashtags (#) had already been around for a couple of years, mainly for…
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CPD in your pajamas

This is an article I wrote with Shaun Wilden in July 2017 and am including a short introduction just to put new friends in the picture of how these particular ideas came to be and how we navigate our careers and learning these days. I met Shaun in 2010, when my online PLN (Personal Learning…
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Life as it used to BI

<![CDATA[BI=Before Internet   Our collective memories get so easily altered with the advent and use of new technologies. It’s so common amongst people to resist new tech and for teachers to insist that what they are used to is ‘good enough’ and ‘didn’t they learn without this new tech just fine’ themselves? Then, somehow, the…
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Tagged Again

<![CDATA[I was first tagged by Doug Peterson and did my first post here but then Maria Theologidou tagged me again with a fresh set of questions. Photo Credit: SnaPsi Сталкер via Compfight Normally, I would have thought, this is quite enough – but the whole ELT blogosphere has been having a blast tagging one another…
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Autonomous Professional Development Begins at Home – IATEFL 2013 Talk

<![CDATA[Just got back from Liverpool IATEFL 2013 where I went for my annual inspiration shot – connecting with the profession and the latest ideas and concerns was an incredible experience once again This year, and for the first time in a long while, I did a joint presentation with Shaun Wilden, co-moderator on the weekly…
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#ELTchat: the loss of eltchat.com – Plan B

<![CDATA[For the last – well, almost two years now, since September 15 2010, #ELTchat has kept us on our toes and forged hundreds of professional and personal relationships amongst its followers who turn up on Twitter every Wednesday to talk about topics they have suggested and voted on – a community of peers which was…
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My Nominations for the Edublogs Awards 2011 – #eddies11

<![CDATA[ I still remember how much I enjoyed being nominated for some of the awards as a new blogger and tweeter in 2009 and how much this encouraged me to keep blogging and to try to keep getting better. Some people may still think these nominations have no value – well, they do; it’s our…
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My 11 from '11

<![CDATA[Am taking up  Adam Simpson’s challenge, well, not really a challenge, more like an invitation but such a nice way to look back at what I have blogged about this year.  Adam said, “Choose the best 11” but I must confess I don’t write as many posts as all that. Some people seem to be able to churn…
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Happy 1st Birthday #ELTchat!

<![CDATA[ Happy Birthday #ELTchat and all #ELTchat followers!     It’s been an amazing year and I am very proud and grateful to have been a part of this! I look forward to many more birthdays and many more new directions that this great PLN will take me to! Thank to all who follow and…
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Survey on the use of Social Networks for Foreign Language Teachers

<![CDATA[Dear PLN, Many of you are aware that since earlier this year,  I have been involved in an EU funded project – aPLaNet – whose aim is to help Foreign Language Teachers develop and maintain their own PLN in an autonomous way. Creating one’s PLN takes time, effort and commitment,  and those of you reading…
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