Friday 27 November 2015
The webinar took place this evening- 27 November 2015-and I could follow it online. The presenter was Fabiana Laura Casella : she is a passionate EFL teacher from Argentina.
She is an active and engaged teacher who loves sharing ideas,
trying new learning experiences and has in interest in her students.
In the webinar she described her life experience as an educator who is engaged in " self-development", " sharing experiences" and is trying to find " new ways in teaching".
Like me she loves learning and I could appreciate what she has done: she mentioned Shelly Sanchez Terrell as the teacher who inspired her:
What Shelly and Fabiana have in common is the idea that teaching is in progress and under construction: we never stop learning and devising new activities. We are now connected and we can take part in international events and learn more and more.
She has presented what she has been doing and she has focussed on blogging as an activity for teachers and also for learners.
When you start a new approach you need to think about it and start writing a blog is good way for being reflective and being an innovator. And students will benefit from these activities as well.
Students can learn from new learning activities: you just try and then you continue working and you develop a competence that is really important for life. The real world should part of our teaching.
She mentioned Twitter, skype, social networks for creating new experiences. I agree with her that we need to devise new teaching ideas so that our students of English can learn more.
I have seen that Fabiana is a " great researcher" who has links with today's world.
For this reason she suggested working with SKYPE, teaching by using social networks.
Taking a risk, this is what she suggested and I think that although I teach in a learning environment that does not offer many tools for teachers and students,we should all try to create more communicative and engaging activities.
I will be following FABIANA on Twitter: I have been a connected educator and I love learning from the others.