Saturday, 19 January 2008

10 Reasons to Attend Teaching Conferences

Updated 19 February 2012
  1. Going to conferences is a great way to network.
  2. Fine-tune your skills by talking to other teachers.
  3. Training sessions can be put on your CV and make you more marketable to employers.
  4. Learn new teaching methods and tips to help you become a better teacher.
  5. Employers often attend conferences so you can learn who's hiring and even get a job.
  6. There are often book fairs where they offer great discounts.
  7. Raffles are often held so you can get free stuff.
  8. Keynote speakers are often world famous and have insight about key issues in teaching.
  9. Learn about other teaching events, TEFL courses, masters degree, and PhD programmes.
  10. Talk to other teachers and find out which schools are fantastic and which are not.
Need more convincing? Conferences are a great way to network and networking gets people jobs. 
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