A PLN for ELT Professionals

What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 12th?

Review   Last week’s #ELTchat got the year started with two great discussions on how to overcome colleagues’ resistance to online professional development and ¬†on the principles that govern our materials preparation.   In response to the chats and the experience of sharing in the discussion and, on that particular day, the moderation of #ELTchat,…
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Convincing colleagues that online professional development (PD) is as effective as face-to-face – summary for #ELTchat 06/01/2011

Chat summary contributed by Sandy Millin Tell them about all the amazing people you meet / blogs you read / ideas you get / fun you have. Highlight how much you can learn in how little time. A big problem is where to start: blogs may be less overwhelming than Twitter. Show them a sample…
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Principles when preparing your own teaching materials – a summary

For today’s chats, we were fortunate to have had one of our fellow #ELTchatters offer to write a summary of the main points from the transcripts. I suggested this as there were quite a few new followers who mentioned that it is sometimes difficult to follow the transcript – there are so many retweets, it’s…
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How can we convince colleagues that online Professional Development is as valuable as face-to-face?

Transcript for January 5, 2011 9 p.m. GMT 9:00 pm Marisa_C: For the next hour my tweets will be dedicated to #ELTchat – pls join into our conversation ! 9:00 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: For the next hour my tweets will be dedicated to #ELTchat – pls join into our conversation ! 9:01 pm vickyloras:…
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What principles do you follow when you prepare your own teaching materials?

Transcript for January 5, 2011, 3 p.m. GMT 3:01 pm janetbianchini: Hi all from a cloudy Abruzzo – what is the #ELTchat topic today?? 3:01 pm europeaantje: @Fuertesun @SueAnnan #ELTchat topic is cats ??? 3:02 pm Marisa_C: Hello and welcomt to #ELTchat our topic is What principles do you follow when you prepare your own…
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#ELTchat January 5, 2011

What would you like to talk about in our next #ELTchat session? The top choice will be discussed at 9 p.m. GMT and the second choice at 3 p.m. GMT. Find your own local time for each chat here for 3 p.m. London time and here for 9 p.m. London time. This is our first…
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Propose a topic for the 1st 2011 #ELTchat on January 5th

On behalf of all the moderators on #ELTchat, Happy New Year everyone! We all took a short break last week but we have noticed some of you missing your Wednesday chats! Here is a new and fresh page for topics proposed for our next #ELTchat this coming Wednesday on January 5th. Two friends have found…
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Should ESL teachers learn a second/foreign language? Can this help us to become better teachers?

Transcript for December 22 – 9 p.m. GMT 9:00 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: #ELTchat for the next hour my tweets will be dedicated to our next topic – please join us for the last #ELTchat of the year 9:00 pm cecilialcoelho: #ELTchat for the next half hour my tweets will be dedicated to the last…
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How can we overcome teacher burnout?

Transcript from December 22 – 3 p.m. GMT All times are GMT 3:00 pm DahlD: RT @eshwaranv: #eltchat begins in 2 mins… Topic: How can we overcome teacher burnout? Be there! 3:00 pm ShellTerrell: My tweets for the next hour dedicated to #eltchat plz offer suggestions to avoid teacher burnout 3:00 pm Marisa_C: For the…
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#ELTchat – 22 December

What do you want to talk about in the next #ELTchat session? The top choice will be discussed at 3pm London time and the second choice at 9pm London time. Please remember this will be the last #ELTchat for 2010! We look forward to seeing you online!