Back to teaching again after a fruitful TESOL-Spain Convention. Congratulations on the perfect organisation of the event! It is always very difficult to organise a big event as this is, and TESOL-Spain Convention board always makes everything very easy. Even unexpected situations were dealt with sucessfully!
As always, I have met many teachers involved in the essential task of improving education. I doubt whether other professions will be ready to spend a whole weekend sharing their ideas and getting involved in reflecting together. It is rewarding to see that we are “rowing” the education boat in the same direction, but contributing to it with many different experiences.
It is in Conventions like this when you feel you are part of a Community of Passionate Teachers who are committed to sharing their views, giving their opinions, asking questions out loud, and responding with their ideas. It is essential to consider this meetings as a chance to improve our students’ learning. If you remain isolated from the rest of the teaching community, it will be much more difficult to progress (and much more boring!).
Last, but not least, I’d like to thank University of Dayton Publishing for giving me the chance to come back to TESOL-Spain. I enjoyed meeting the UDP team and hope to collaborate with them in the future! TESOL-Spain, see you next year in Seville!