The Leader in the Mirror

My first webinar of 2019 will be a webinar for the TESOL Affiliate Network on January 11th. I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to talk about what teachers want from their teacher associations. Here’s the description for the webinar:

If you are a leader in a language teaching association (LTA), chances are you feel that you’ve benefited professionally from your membership and participation. It’s hard to imagine teachers choosing not to join, and yet the majority of language teachers around the world don’t belong to any association. My experience as an ELT author, and now a director of a teacher development institute has given me the chance to talk to teachers in countries around the world. Some belong to LTAs, some don’t, and still others have no idea they exist. What do teachers want from language teaching associations? What do they need, professionally? In this webinar I’ll share some of their voices, and what I’ve learned about building a community of leaders.

Is there anything you’d like to share with your association leaders? I’d love to hear from you! I created a short Google Form to allow teachers to share their own LTA experiences anonymously. If you’d like to add your voice to my presentation, here’s a link to the form (and thanks, in advance):

Survey: Language Teacher Association Membership

If you would like to join the webinar, it’s open to all.

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019

Time: 14:00 UTC (That’s 09:00 in New York and 23:00 in Tokyo. You can check your time here)

Register for the webinar

Thanks for your help, and I hope to see some of you on Friday!

The leader in the mirror webinar

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

About Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto has taught English and ESL in the US, and EFL in Japan. An EFL teacher and teacher trainer since 1985, she has conducted workshops throughout Asia, the USA and Latin America. Barbara’s motto is ‘Always try new things’, so these days, when she’s not teaching, writing, or giving workshops, she’s exploring the potential of new technologies for collaboration and professional development. You can often find Barbara online working with teachers around the world as Program Director for International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi.pro) or on her new blog for English teaches who work with young learners, Teaching Children English.

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