Monday, April 30, 2012

Aims of my blog

First and foremost, I intend to share the materials I got at the TESOL convention with all my colleagues. I will do my best to publish links to articles and most important documents via this blog, after getting the authorization of the authors,themselves. Hope everyone would help in spreading the word to make the most of all the materials shared. Second, I do think it is high time I started blogging about my teaching principles, my own reflections in the domain, my trials and errors, what I learned. I would be very pleased if I get your comments in reply to my posts. Last but not least, I would be so happy if many of my colleagues start blogging, sharing ideas, tips, lesson plans and links.

My attendance at the TESOL Convention in Philadelphia from the 28th of March till the 1st of April.

Full of enthusiasm and energy that I took part, as a first time attendee, in the TESOL convention from the 28th to the 31st of March 2012, in Philadelphia. This attendance meant and means a lot to my future because it has perfectly been an eye opener. Being at the TESOL helped me to a very large extent on so many levels: personal, interpersonal and professional. I really cannot claim that these skills are clear cut, they are rather overlapping.
Over this short span, I acquired new skills. Personally, this occasion was a wondrous occasion to share thoughts, worries, experiences with people of the field from all corners of the world. In fact, it has boosted my ability to reflect and learn from the teachers’ trial and error. Furthermore, I am more and more committed to engage in a critical assessment of my own beliefs and applications in the teaching domain. So many burning questions are boiling up inside of me!