Pearson English Spring Days: Opening plenary

Presenter(s): Jeremy Harmer

Keep learning, and keep teaching with Pearson English Spring Days, an inspiring learning event designed to provide you with fresh ideas for now and the future.

Choose from over 40 sessions from 20 specialist speakers for professional development, expert advice, tips and conversation.

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In the midst of the disturbing life we find ourselves in a number of positive developments have helped to lighten the concerns that preoccupy us all. There is a heightened sense of community, for one thing, and a growing awareness, perhaps, of the value of people who keep our societies going.

And there is education! We miss it when it is not available. And so people have had to turn, instantly, to teaching online. For some that has has been 'business as usual', but for most educators it has been something of a shock!

This talk looks at examples, from everyday life and previous teaching experiences to see how we should react (and are reacting) to the online world. Is it a nightmare or a beautiful dream, a bee or a butterfly?