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Re: [TDSIG] Digest Number 83

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  • kalina nikolova
    I ve been thinking about that a lot lately and we might be talking about burn out, which should be approached psychologically. There s a lot of stress in the
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      I've been thinking about that a lot lately and we might be talking about
      burn out, which should be approached psychologically. There's a lot of
      stress in the profession and we should train teachers not only to reflect,
      but also to de-reflect.
      Kalina


      >From: "Jan Kelly" <jankelly@...>
      >Reply-To: TDSIG@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <TDSIG@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [TDSIG] Digest Number 83
      >Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 16:36:51 +0100
      >
      >Thanks for your comments so far and I hope there will be many more to come.
      >I'd like to comment on something Terry said about the motivation to develop
      >I agree that newer teachers may lack the confidence to develop and may need
      >the help and guidance of more "experienced" teachers BUT what about the
      >army
      >of "experienced" teachers who've been in the job for years and have lost
      >motivation - how do we help those people, can we help them or do we just
      >see
      >them as a lost cause?
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      >To: <TDSIG@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2002 10:50 AM
      >Subject: [TDSIG] Digest Number 83
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      >There are 2 messages in this issue.
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      >Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Conference Deadline
      > From: "Diarmuid" <diarmuidfogarty@...>
      > 2. Re: TTEd and TD
      > From: "Terry Matfield" <terrymatfield@...>
      >
      >
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      >Message: 1
      > Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 21:16:44 +0100
      > From: "Diarmuid" <diarmuidfogarty@...>
      >Subject: Conference Deadline
      >
      >FROM IATEFL:
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      >
      >
      >Deadline for papers for the International Annual IATEFL Conference
      >The deadline for speaker proposals for the next IATEFL Conference is 30
      >September 2002.
      >The conference will take place in Brighton, UK between 22-26 April 2003.
      >Plenary sessions will be given by IATEFL Patron David Crystal, Kathleen
      >Bailey, Philida Schellekens and Ron Carter & Mike McCarthy.
      >Why not join over 300 other presenters and 1,400 participants at the
      >Conference from all around the globe?
      >For a speakers' proposal form contact richard@... or go to
      >www.iatefl.org
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      >Message: 2
      > Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 18:05:38 -0400
      > From: "Terry Matfield" <terrymatfield@...>
      >Subject: Re: TTEd and TD
      >
      >Answers to Diarmuid�s questions:
      >
      >how can teachers develop autonomously?
      >
      >In my view, we need constant balanced feedback to be able to define our own
      >strengths and weaknesses. This feedback can be most frequently obtained
      >from
      >our own teaching through techniques of reflective practice. We can also
      >draw
      >on peers and senior colleagues for some comparative feedback, confirmation
      >of our teaching beliefs and sometimes inspiration.
      >
      >"how do we encourage teachers who don't want to develop?",
      >
      >If they really don�t want to develop then they�re in the wrong job!
      >However,
      >very often a lack of self-confidence and/or support may result in this kind
      >of sentiment. I believe we must be self-motivated as much as possible but
      >newer teachers, especially, will need to be shown the way and provided with
      >support and praise to aid self-esteem.
      >
      >*Should* we encourage people to do things that they don't want to do?
      >
      >No, we should encourage them to want to first!
      >
      >Terry
      >
      > >From: "Diarmuid" <diarmuidfogarty@...>
      > >Reply-To: TDSIG@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: "tdsig" <TDSIG@yahoogroups.com>
      > >Subject: [TDSIG] TTEd and TD
      > >Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 11:40:41 +0100
      > >
      > >Jan wrote: 1. A number of people asked me why we have both Teacher
      >Trainers
      > >and Educators and Teacher Development Special Interest Groups in IATEFL.
      > >Jenny Johnson and I have come up with our own explanation for this but I
      > >would be very interested to hear your views.
      > >
      > >As I understand it, Teacher Trainers and Educators are concerned with
      > >helping other people develop. Teacher development is all about helping
      > >yourself develop.
      > >
      > >As for the other questions: how can teachers develop autonomously?" &
      >"how
      > >do we encourage teachers who don't want to develop?", I'd like to know
      >what
      > >the others feel. The last question is particularly interesting. *Should*
      >we
      > >encourage people to do things that they don't want to do?
      > >
      > >
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