October 12, 2012 by gemmalunn
I’m currently teaching English in a Girls’ Middle School in Busan, South Korea. I first became aware of reflective practice (RP) through my Trinity Diploma course but didn’t start actively being involved until I attended the KOTESOL RP symposium in Busan back in April. Inspired by talks from Josette LeBlanc and Michael Griffin I started thinking about how RP could really benefit me and help improve my teaching. Turns out another Busan teacher was thinking along the same lines, John Pfrodresher, so after some discussions we decided to set up the Busan RP Special Interest Group (a separate post to come on this).
Over the past 4 months I’ve become more active online: through twitter, reading blogs by ELTs around the world and joining online chats, all of these have helped build and widen my personal learning network (PLN) something that has benefited me greatly. My motivation has soared, my knowledge / awareness of topics related to teaching has increased greatly and most importantly I have found a source of support and development that my current workplace does not really offer.
So, I’m starting this blog as a way of documenting my journey from an RP newbie to a not so newbie!