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Your Name and Title:

Mrs Saadet Roach, Teacher Trainer

School, Library, or Organization Name: 

Yüce Schools , Ankara-Turkey

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Miss Burcu Tekneci


Country from Which You Will Present:


Language in Which You Will Present:



Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): Language Teachers. All levels.

Short Session Description (one line):

The session will focus around what makes a good language teacher and how to motivate ESL teachers.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): 

Everybody tells teachers how to be good teachers neglecting the teacher himself. The session will focus on how to help teacher help themselves.


Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session (if any):

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A good teacher knows the subject matter first and foremost, but is also extremely passionate about it. They have to be patient, and is often times a surrogate parent. They have to know they're going to be underpaid, and under appreciated, and overworked, but they do it because nothing brings them more joy than when a kid grasps a concept for the first time. Loving kids is also a must! Even if you have every other quality here, if you can't stand kids or only like them when they're good, it's not the job for you.

Dear Mazharuddin Shaikh,

Thank you for your reply. I've shared it with a colleague of mine who came to my office to seek help. How wonderfully you've put it. Loving kids. It summarizes everything.

Have a great day. 

iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit 2012 Session Acceptance

Thank you so much for your session proposal for the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit!  We're please to let you know that your submission has been accepted! Your proposal is now in the "iEARN accepted proposals" list on the website. Here are some important tasks for you.

1.  Because we have sessions being presented from all different time zones, as a speaker you actually schedule your own session time at http:// http://iearn.youcanbook.me. This allows you to see the available slots and to pick something that works within your time zone, work schedule, or other constraints. We're quite proud of how this works, as it is one of the benefits of a virtual conference, but if you should fun into any difficulties finding a time that works for you, email me directly (dmidness@us.iearn.org).

We encourage you to do this quickly, as proposals are being reviewed in the order in which they were submitted, so your priority for selecting a session time depends on you scheduling right away. When you do select you time, be sure that the scheduling system has the correct time zone for you!
To schedule your session, you should open http://www.globaleducationconference.comto your presentation proposal (you can do a search on your name to find it, or click on "My Page" in the top menu and then click on the "discussion" link on the left side to find it). Open the session booking link from above in another tab. You will find it easiest to copy the information from one to the other rather than re-type it.  Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

2. As a presenter, you need to make sure you are a member of the iEARN conference "presenters group" on the network website. Most of our announcements to speakers will be sent to the members of this group, so as not to email all site members. Join the group (or check to make sure you're already a member) athttp://www.globaleducationconference.com/group/iearn-2012-conferenc....

3. Presenters are responsible for knowing how to use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).  We will have a cadre of volunteers on hand during the conference to help with any issues, but you need to go through the moderator training for Collaborate if you are not a seasoned user. There will be a variety of training resources at the GEC Collaborate website, and we email the speakers group in some weeks alerting you to actual live training sessions.

Again, we are so delighted to have you participating in the 2012 iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit.  Thank you!

iEARN Conference Planning Committee


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