*****We are postponing our Staffroom (which was scheduled for Saturday 14 March 2020) until a later date. With the announcement today of the closing of Berlin schools and all the current uncertainty about how to proceed with our daily lives in general, we’re going to play it safe and will hold it another day, post corona-madness. ******
Please pass the word to anyone you know who was thinking of coming.
This March, we’d like to invite you back to the ‘ELTABB Staff Room,’ an interactive workshop in which Eltabb members bring their own teaching ideas/issues/questions to the table and explore them with others.
It’s no secret that many freelancers don’t have much contact with other teachers; the Staff Room is a space to meet with our peers, exchange important information and simply have the time to talk about what’s on our mind.
In this Staff Room, Phoebe Blackburn will lead us in a discussion on teaching green – can we make our teaching more environmentally friendly?
Climate change is on many people’s minds these days, on young people’s minds in particular, many of whom we are teaching. What, if anything, could or should teachers of English do about it?
Some of us probably already try to use less paper, turn lights and computers off in our classrooms when not in use, perhaps fly less for meetings and conferences, and, in terms of content, use texts, articles or discussion points that may refer to the topic. This Staff Room aims to create more awareness and discussion around what ELTABB teachers feel about the issue, what, if anything, they are doing on the topic, whether there is more teachers can or might want to do, what students are expecting or needing, and will conclude with some ideas or actions that can be taken forward for those interested. Do come along and bring your thoughts, ideas, initiatives already tried and tested and experiences on the topic.
We hope to see you there! For those who can’t make it, please post your ideas and questions below in the comment section and we’ll be sure to include them in the discussion.
This event is free for ELTABB members and Die Neue Schule teachers. Non-members 10€. Please RSVP via the Ning or email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: the correct address is Sigmaringer Str 35 (NOT the address on the Neue Schule website)
**Also note that the time for this event is 3pm-5:30pm
When: March 14, 2020 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Where: Die Neue Schule (Sigmaringer Str. 3, Berlin, 10713)
Cost: Free for ELTABB members; €10 for guests.
Registration: Members register on the Ning; guests register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org