Updated: May 24, 2020
I've been planning to write this post for ages but the end of the school year was so busy that I couldn't get round to it 😥 But here I am !! 🎉 🎉
This post is a little bit different than my usual stuff. There'll be no velcro, no tape, no laminating involved 😅 It's all about professional development! And what's the best part of professional development? CONFERENCES!!
I've attended many conferences this last 5 years. I have one that will forever be my favourite: IATEFL Conference. It's an annual event, taking place in a different British city each year. So far I've attended 3 and boy have I learnt a lot! But here's the thing: I only learnt a lot from conference number 2 and conference number 3. I literally have no recollection of my first IATEFL conference and it is not because the parties were so good 😝 It's because, as silly as it may sound, I didn't know how to attend a conference.
So in this post I'd like to share with you what I've changed after conference number one. Now, it is basically what I do every time I attend a conference 😊
I know, I know ... for some of you it may seem obvious but it wasn't for me. I though "if something is interesting I will remember it, surely!". Well, on day 3 of the conference I could barely remember what my name was after the amount of information that I was fed.
How you take your notes is up to you. I really dislike handwriting anything so I now when I go to a conference I have my laptop with me (it's tiny and weighs close to nothing).