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Are you a professional…or is it just another job? JoAnn Miller, Macmillan Publishers [email_address]
 
Two questions…. <ul><li>Do you consider yourself to be a professional EFL teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a professiona...
You can do a lot with your time…
<ul><li>What would you like in life that you don’t have now? </li></ul>
Being a professional can bring you… <ul><li>a higher salary </li></ul><ul><li>a full-time position </li></ul><ul><li>a bet...
<ul><li>“ Teachers  of the future will need to develop a new vision of professionalism; at the heart of that vision is the...
<ul><li>Professionalization simply means recognising the special skills and experience required to become a professional  ...
Professional Continuum ______________________________________ Employee   Professional Where are you???
A little quiz <ul><li>You need: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>A pencil </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>...
How many points will you get? Write the number from 1-100…it’s your prediction.  Peek at what your neighbors write……
Basic Education <ul><li>Teaching certificate (fewer than 200 hrs)  1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching certificate (more th...
Additional Education  (for each: occasionally- 1 point ; regularly- 2 points ) <ul><li>Attendance at local / institutional...
Technology <ul><li>An email account—checked daily  1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Know what the following are:  2 points </li><...
Sharing <ul><li>Normally share lesson plans and ideas with colleagues  </li></ul><ul><li>    1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Wri...
Sacrifice <ul><li>Spend time outside of class helping students with problems      2 points </li></ul><ul><li>Spend at-home...
Responsibility to students <ul><li>Rarely miss class </li></ul><ul><li>Always arrive on time </li></ul><ul><li>Never leave...
Responsibility to institution <ul><li>Prepare required materials and turn in ON TIME or EARLY </li></ul><ul><li>Always att...
Responsibility to self <ul><li>Always give the maximum </li></ul><ul><li>Are honest with yourself (especially when grading...
Grading…add up points _________________________________________ 0 25 50 75 100 Employee     Professional Now, compare your...
<ul><li>What can you do to be even more professional? </li></ul><ul><li>Any ideas? </li></ul>
Self-Evaluate <ul><li>Reflect on how you can improve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you doing now that you could change? <...
Be responsible <ul><li>Buy a calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Get a watch </li></ul><ul><li>Leave home 10 minutes earlier </li><...
Keep up-to-date <ul><li>Sign up for and participate in courses </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate on-line opportunities </li></...
Internet Journals
On-Line classes <ul><li>Net-Learning (Argentina)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English teachers' and translators' development cou...
Don’t just take--give <ul><li>Share ideas / materials with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Give presentations at conventions ...
Join a professional organization <ul><ul><li>Asociacion Colombiana de Profesores de Ingles (ASOCOPI), Colombia </li></ul><...
Join a professional organization <ul><ul><li>TESOL:   http://www.tesol.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( discount to ...
 
 
Lesson Plans Activities Quizzes Teaching Tips For members only….
Any other suggestions?
 
Handout available at:  www.efltasks.net Take time to look around….there are a number of downloadable and online activities...
Thank you very much <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.efltasks.net </li></ul><ul><li>Handout of links availabl...
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Are You A Prof Col Wb

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Are You A Prof Col Wb

  1. 1. Are you a professional…or is it just another job? JoAnn Miller, Macmillan Publishers [email_address]
  2. 3. Two questions…. <ul><li>Do you consider yourself to be a professional EFL teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a professional? </li></ul>Talk about it for a minute with the person next to you…introduce yourselves if you don’t know each other.
  3. 4. You can do a lot with your time…
  4. 5. <ul><li>What would you like in life that you don’t have now? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Being a professional can bring you… <ul><li>a higher salary </li></ul><ul><li>a full-time position </li></ul><ul><li>a better schedule </li></ul><ul><li>higher level students </li></ul><ul><li>job security </li></ul><ul><li>professional recognition </li></ul><ul><li>networking opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>a variety of experiences </li></ul><ul><li>travel </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>“ Teachers of the future will need to develop a new vision of professionalism; at the heart of that vision is the idea of constant self-improvement through critical reflection and other forms of professional learning.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Realising the Potential of Partnership. A discussion paper by John Furlong, http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/whoswho/furlong-henewprof.pdf) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Professionalization simply means recognising the special skills and experience required to become a professional fish harvester . </li></ul><ul><li>In any occupation recognition of professional status gives an individual a sense of pride, achievement and security. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalization is the first step in securing the fish harvester's place in the fishery of the future. </li></ul>Let’s look at another field The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters, http://www.ccpfh-ccpp.org/eng/proaccueil.html educator . educator’s schools
  8. 9. Professional Continuum ______________________________________ Employee Professional Where are you???
  9. 10. A little quiz <ul><li>You need: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul><ul><li>A pencil </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>A calculator </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Your fingers and toes </li></ul>
  10. 11. How many points will you get? Write the number from 1-100…it’s your prediction. Peek at what your neighbors write……
  11. 12. Basic Education <ul><li>Teaching certificate (fewer than 200 hrs) 1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching certificate (more than 200 hrs) 2 points </li></ul><ul><li>University degree in teaching languages or linguistics (B.A., Licenciatura) 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s degree (2 years of work) 7 points </li></ul><ul><li>Doctorate 8 points </li></ul>
  12. 13. Additional Education (for each: occasionally- 1 point ; regularly- 2 points ) <ul><li>Attendance at local / institutional events </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at national professional conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance at international professional conventions </li></ul><ul><li>Registration in continuing education programs </li></ul><ul><li>Active interest in learning new technology </li></ul>
  13. 14. Technology <ul><li>An email account—checked daily 1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Know what the following are: 2 points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blog, wiki, socialmedia, twitter, secondlife </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use blogs, wikis, socialmedia or virtual worlds with students 3 points </li></ul>
  14. 15. Sharing <ul><li>Normally share lesson plans and ideas with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li> 1 point </li></ul><ul><li>Write materials and exams for institution 2 points </li></ul><ul><li>Give talks to other teachers at your school 2 points </li></ul><ul><li>Give talks at events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>local 2 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>national 3 points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or international events 4 points (all possible) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Write articles for professional journals 8 points </li></ul>
  15. 16. Sacrifice <ul><li>Spend time outside of class helping students with problems 2 points </li></ul><ul><li>Spend at-home-time to develop materials or ideas </li></ul><ul><li> 2 points </li></ul><ul><li>Spend own money to attend conventions </li></ul><ul><li> 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>Do more than is required at home institution (publications, research, reorganization, idea input) </li></ul><ul><li> 6 points </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer in a professional organization </li></ul><ul><li> 4-6 points </li></ul>
  16. 17. Responsibility to students <ul><li>Rarely miss class </li></ul><ul><li>Always arrive on time </li></ul><ul><li>Never leave early </li></ul><ul><li>Always prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Do just “a little bit” more than needed </li></ul><ul><li>Add 6 points if ALL items are true </li></ul>
  17. 18. Responsibility to institution <ul><li>Prepare required materials and turn in ON TIME or EARLY </li></ul><ul><li>Always attend required meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Make responsible suggestions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t just complain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add 6 points if ALL items are true </li></ul>
  18. 19. Responsibility to self <ul><li>Always give the maximum </li></ul><ul><li>Are honest with yourself (especially when grading) </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy your work </li></ul><ul><li>Are a member of a professional organization ( Asociacion Colombiana de Profesores de Ingles (ASOCOPI), TESOL, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep up-to-date (reading journals, Internet, courses) </li></ul><ul><li>Add 6 points if ALL items are true </li></ul>
  19. 20. Grading…add up points _________________________________________ 0 25 50 75 100 Employee Professional Now, compare your results with the people around you….
  20. 21. <ul><li>What can you do to be even more professional? </li></ul><ul><li>Any ideas? </li></ul>
  21. 22. Self-Evaluate <ul><li>Reflect on how you can improve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you doing now that you could change? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your life, your family, your obligations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stop wasting time by setting priorities—what’s more important? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job? Hobby? Relaxation? </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Be responsible <ul><li>Buy a calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Get a watch </li></ul><ul><li>Leave home 10 minutes earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Remember a deadline isn’t the day you’re supposed to turn something in </li></ul>
  23. 24. Keep up-to-date <ul><li>Sign up for and participate in courses </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate on-line opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to and read a professional journal (even in the library or on-line) </li></ul><ul><li>Surf the Internet for ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Read educational blogs </li></ul>
  24. 25. Internet Journals
  25. 26. On-Line classes <ul><li>Net-Learning (Argentina) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English teachers' and translators' development courses ($90-110US for 4-6 week courses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.net-learning.com.ar/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Barnes and Nobel Book Clubs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>good English practice (Free + book) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookclubs/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TESOL’s CALL Electronic Village Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free online sessions on a variety of topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January 11 - February 21, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Registration Jan 4-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2010 </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Don’t just take--give <ul><li>Share ideas / materials with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Give presentations at conventions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TESOL--Boston, USA—March 24-27, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASOCOPI--October 8-11, Medellin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get involved in action research </li></ul><ul><li>Write an article for a journal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MEXTESOL Journal: http://www.mextesol.org.mx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteer in a professional capacity </li></ul>
  27. 28. Join a professional organization <ul><ul><li>Asociacion Colombiana de Profesores de Ingles (ASOCOPI), Colombia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.asocopi.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$88,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts, HOW magazine, Special Interest Groups </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Join a professional organization <ul><ul><li>TESOL: http://www.tesol.org / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( discount to annual convention and other events, scholarships, TESOL Resource Center) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ 25US (Global Electronic Membership) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 32. Lesson Plans Activities Quizzes Teaching Tips For members only….
  30. 33. Any other suggestions?
  31. 35. Handout available at: www.efltasks.net Take time to look around….there are a number of downloadable and online activities for all levels
  32. 36. Thank you very much <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.efltasks.net </li></ul><ul><li>Handout of links available at: www.efltasks.net Presentations Tab </li></ul>

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