Connected Development - Teacher Reflection and Online Networks IATEFL 2017

By David Dodgson | A collection of posts previewing and summarising my talk at the IATEFL 2017 Conference

#IATEFL 2016 - Self-motivated Professional Development

Time to move onto this month's second cycle of ten then...<p>You may have heard that there is a gathering of language teachers taking place in …

Reflections in Open Space - My MA Dissertation

Since blogging first caught my interest as a reflective platform and self-development tool for teachers, I have written a lot about it: academic …

Connected Development: How blogging has aided my reflection and development (Part 2)

<b>Yesterday's post</b> (cunningly titled as above but with <i>'(Part 1)'</i> on the end) focused on examples of how blogging has helped me reflect on the daily …

Connected Development: How blogging has aided my reflection and development (Part 1)

You may have heard (or read) these words from me a lot:<p><b>"I would not be the teacher I am today had I not started blogging."</b><p><i>(or you may be reading them</i> …

Reflective Teacher Blogging: looking back and moving forward

In the summer of 2015, I had one of my first articles published in the TDSIG Newsletter and it was a summary of findings from my MA research into …

#IATEFL 2014 – Blogging and Social Media for CPD

Another year, another IATEFL conference that I wish I could have gone to… At least there is the extensive online coverage of live and recorded …

Reflecting on your teaching outside the classroom

It has helped me become more aware of my students and what they respond well to and it has helped me become more aware of the beliefs and ideals that …

Teaching

How does blogging help you to be a better teacher? - Dave Dodgson

I started blogging in 2010 when I was introduced to the idea through the MA course I was studying at the time. Since then, it has become a major part …

Teaching

Connected Development - Blogging's not dead!

Over the last few years, I have heard this one a lot. The glory days of ELT blogging (if they ever exisited) have dwindled and died. Hardly any …

Connected Development - A Preview of my #IATEFL Talk [Video Post]

<i>Ahead of speaking at this year's IATEFL Conference as the Diana Eastment Scholarship winner, the good folks at LTSIG asked me to make a short video</i> …

Metablognition

I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging recently for a number of reasons: first and foremost, I did some research into blogs as a platform for …

Blogging is…

As those of you who have followed this blog for a while may know, blogging has become the focus of my current MA research. It is now nearly two years …

Steps towards my Thesis - Critical Reflection Through Blogging

Much like my fellow Englishman in Turkey Adam Simpson, I have plenty I want to blog about at the moment but hardly any time. I’ve had some …

Connected Development - Why blogging still matters

We are once again on the verge of the annual IATEFL Conference to be held this year in Glasgow.<p>I will be there and I will be talking about, among …