George Siemens writes that "Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known." I think that statement applies to both teachers and students. This post goes out to all you ESL teachers out there.
Are there major changes on the horizon for our profession? I haven’t gotten past the first few pages of the report, but it sure looks like it will be an interesting read.
So you’ve got a teacher’s certificate. A DELTA or CELTA course under your belt. Or maybe you’re like me and have been at this for a few years.
Are you ready to reinvent yourself? Am I ready to adapt to the chaging market? I really agree with Siemens’ Connectivism theory. It’s not so much what you know, but your ability to know more. The ability to adapt and reinvent if necessary.
My question as I read English Next 2006 - How is TESOL chaging and how is it going to change, and what does that mean for me? Shouldn’t every teacher of English be asking themselves the same questions?
May this be a blip on our radar screens…