“Utopia is on the horizon. I move two steps closer; it moves two steps further away. I walk another ten steps and the horizon runs ten steps further away. As much as I may walk, I’ll never reach it. So what’s the point of utopia? The point is this: to keep walking.”
Here’s a (very) brief overview of the IATEFL opening plenary Empowering teachers through continued professional development: frameworks, practices and promises given by Gabriel Diaz Maggioli on April 4.
Where are we in terms of professional development? Do we keep walking?
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Practical ideas and tips for the classroom:
This year I’ve decided to change my IATEFL blogging format and explore visual thinking tools. All posts this week will outline some ideas from the Conference and feature a number of graphic organizers/visual thinking tools that may well be used in the classroom.
This post uses the A3 visual thinking technique. It’s very simple yet it has great potential as a learning tool.
Learn more about it here.