There’s nothing like a few days with several hundred English teachers to motivate me & get the ideas flowing.
To ask my students “STOP-START-CONTINUE”, what do you want me to stop/start/continue doing?
Birmingham is a great place for a conference:
I want to start vlogging with students, I must get familiar with and use imovie maker or something like that, – any suggestions?
And maybe do a “Humans of…” series like the Humans of New York series.
I have pile of apps & sites to check out; voice thread, newsela (which provides current affairs articles of varying difficulty), fotobabble, move note, and tons more. A lot came from a great forum on apps in ELT, and a fab talk from the great girls at elttechlessons.weebly.com.
I have a pile of books to add to my must-read pile;
And a pile of magazines and freebies to look through;
I must download the British Council publication “Creating an Inclusive Learning Experience for English Language Learners with Specific Needs”
How to get a cabbage, a goat and a wolf across a river (and something for Monday!).
A load of great spelling ideas from Anette Igel.
To look out for EU projects like PopuLLa, CLOHE, and others.
A load of other stuff that I need to think about.
And most importantly, that “your vibe attracts your tribe” and I’m lucky enough to have some wonderful conference buddies who are doing some fantastic things:
not to mention the fantastic ETAS team!