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Well, when I sat down to write my reflections on TESOL France which was a huge success, I focused on faces rather than the sessions I attended.
I saw the faces of teachers who arrived from the different corners of the world to update their skills, to learn more or to share what they’ve already known.
I saw the faces of teachers…
Those were the ones who crave for making a difference in their schools, classes…
Those were the ones experienced or unexperienced, young or old, with a guarantee of a contract or the worry of where they will end up next year.
Those were the ones who didn’t care about the cold weather or the distance…
Those were the ones most probably who won’t be praised because they have spent their weekend talking about their classes or techniques they have been using.
This is a post to pay tribute to them.
I know there are loads of teachers who complain about their classes, students.They complain about the unmotivated but they never try to motivate.
There are teachers who just do what their coursebook tell them to do. Nothing less, nothing more…
Yet there are those faces I saw at the conference with great enthusiasm still in search for a better way to reach their students.
I am glad that they exist.
BTW, soon I’ll write about my reflections of the sessions I attended and give a brief summary of what I did there 🙂