Daily Archives: January 31, 2011

Scott Thornbury Asked Two Questions: 1. Is TEFL Really a Profession? 2. Is Teaching Even a Profession? (#CCK11) (#ELTChat) (#sirken)

Welcome to the debate. I can see the fire in your eyes, you’re ready to give your opinions, to share your facts, to state your truths. First, as in any good debate, we need to define our terms. Definitions are … Continue reading

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Mapping My PLN: A Response From The President

Mapping My Professional Learning Networks A global assessment of my social networks, mapped out on Linkedin and Twitter. Maps are useful in providing perspective, aren’t they? Response: Karl Donert National Teaching Fellow, President at EUROGEO Liverpool, United Kingdom Karl Donert … Continue reading

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23 Educator Roles: An Imagined Interview With Stephen Downes (#CCK11)

Me: Twenty Three. Twenty three roles? What have you been smoking? Hey, I’m a teacher. One person. Only one, just one. Not twenty three. I stand in front of the class and talk to everybody. That’s what one teacher does, … Continue reading

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