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Doctor of Education

Female |CHENNAI, India

SBF: Why do I blog?

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This webinar is hosted in English

In this presentation, I would like to outline some of the benefits of blogging which I have experienced as a blogger and the reasons why I believe blogging is a great push forward for professional development and reflection on one’s practices as well as on larger issues related to education and teaching & learning foreign languages. It goes without saying that blogging as part of trainee teachers’ development is also highly desirable. And yet, getting trainee teachers to start blogging tends to be quite hard, an experience which many other colleagues in the same situation share with me. Some of the reasons why this happens will be discussed and as I have recently been preparing to start a blogging initiative, I would like to share some of my ideas with colleagues and invite suggestions from more successful teacher educator colleagues of ways to motivate and kick start reluctant trainee teachers into their own blogging experience.

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Doctor of Education
CHENNAI, India

Marisa Constantinides is a teacher, teacher educator, conference presenter and ELT author, Director of Studies of CELT Athens. Her main ELT qualifications are a Diploma in TEFLA and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Reading University. Marisa is a frequent conference presenter and keynote speaker and is one of the founding moderators of #ELTchat, a weekly discussion of ELT teachers on Twitter which was shortlisted in the 2012 ELTon Awards for Innovation in Teacher Resources.

She maintains the following blogs:
1. TEFL Matters
2. Teaching & Learning Foreign Languages
3. The Cambridge CELTA blog
4. The Cambridge DELTA course blog
5. ELTchat Blog

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