I intend to share here some key points from the talks and workshops I manage to watch.
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One action shapes the action of what comes next.
Rethinking Proficiency as plural- proficiencies, multiple literacies.
Reframe and challenge our myths as English teachers.
Knowing what to say and how to say depending on the context.
discourse seen from four perspectives:
He explained the usage of photo radar charts .The idea came from video game pro evolution soccer.
Very often there are unrealistic expectations from the part of the students, so it's important dealing with them and the charts can certainly help.
Teachers should move from only keeping up to date to participating more actively.
She mentions that ELT bloggers have inspired her classes with the ideas they blog about.
Teachers need to build an online presence,a network.
The importance of using social media for Professional Development (Social Media & CPD)
She mentions the website www.teachingenglish.com
Adult learners need to have a perception of relevance when it comes to what they're studying.
Learning a skill is not simply a behaviour or a mental process. Appropriation has a connotation of
challenging the students.
The impact of emotional engagement in learning is highly important.
Recent findings in in cognitive science indicate the brain is "an organ of emotion".
Listening evidence to improve oral health.
Search strategies / Core skills required by the reading task:
*second sift : read further to assess relevance
*understand paraphrase and choosing information to use
The learning process is a result of active interactions within the school environment.
Students have to feel that the school is a safe environment.
Three elements: empowering students, cognitive development and creativity
The importance of praising the effort, not the person when giving classes.
Empathy plays a key role in establishing bond.