Welcome to LifeLongLearningTeachers !
a community for teachers' professional development, based on one belief:
if we work together, we can be each other's experts.
And together, we can grow.
|Laura Maffei - Blog Administrator|
Later on, when I eventually got to know about Etienne Wenger (blushing) I was shocked to see how perfectly reality resembled theories: I could re-read LLT and its evolution in time through Wenger's papers. And I suddenly understood we had built something that was going to last.
Our original idea was to create a very flexible and light web - no musts, no fixed rules in our community, just common passions (pupils, sharing, teaching) and common sense. Members had always been free to come and go and to contribute when and if they wanted. We eventually realized we had gone beyond the project. We closed LLT, as an eTwinning project, at the end of 2010.
But the community was not dead: just as any living being, it was evolving to a different stage. That's why it didn't dissolve, but widened instead. We went on meeting here, and we met lots of new teachers, from all over the world. Beyond the project first, beyond the European dimension then. Maybe it's because being a teacher is so special and exciting all over the world. And because teachers need each other.
That's in short the story behind this blog. We went from LifeLongLearningTeachers to The Next Generation of LifelongLearningTeachers when we became eTwinning Ambassadors and Teachers' Advisors.
We needed then another space where to "play" with trainees, have them familiarize with edu tech, meet in a safe place and, once again, we took advantage of the TwinSpace to share materials, lesson plans, documents etc. Together with Monika, we believe being a teacher can be a great adventure, and lots of fun - and the learning process itself can be a great adventure ad lots of fun, for both teachers and students.
Now you know where you are.
No super-experts here, just teachers feeling lucky to do the job they love and trying to improve by sharing.
Feel free to read, comment, contribute, give and take, or just have a look. That's why we are here.
PS thanks to all of the great people that made LLT, the great writers in this blog, and the great friends who keep coming. And welcome to all the others!