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August 12, 2009

“Re-Imagine” TESOL in Beautiful Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

If you feel the need to re-invigorate your passion for TESOL related learning and teaching, it might be time to prepare for the “Re-Imagine” TESOL conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The convention...

... will kick off on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 5:30 pm with the opening plenary featuring Howard Gardner and will wrap up on Saturday, March 27.

Just to remind you, Howard Gardner is a pioneer in the exploration of multiple intelligences which is an idea that maintains that there are many different types of "intelligences" ascribed to human beings. In response to the question of whether or not measures of intelligence are scientific, Gardner suggests that each individual has and expresses varying levels of different intelligences, and thus each person has a unique "cognitive profile." The theory was first laid out in Gardner's 1983 book, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and has been further refined in subsequent years. Gardner categorizes the seven intelligences as linguistic, logic-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal and intrapersonal.

If you represent a school or agency, click here to schedule an exhibithttp://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/convention2010/exhibitorlogin.html.

To sign up to attend this conference, click here http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/convention2010/exhibitorlogin.html..

To join TESOL, click herehttp://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/seccss.asp?CID=273&DID=1747.

I love gatherings like this, they energize me to keep slogging though the difficult times and remind me that many are alongside me one way or another.

It is good to remember that we are all always learning. And it is always more fun to learn together. We can learn as much from the past as from the present.

Let me know what it is about English that you find confounding, infuriating or endlessly intriguing.

Listen, read and speak. Make your new language your own.

My best to you as you make your way through this intriguing , constantly shifting linguistic landscape.


About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf prefers international and independent films, foods he can't pronounce, music no one else has heard of and riding his bicycle in foreign cities.

Posted by mmorf at August 12, 2009 12:32 PM

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