I saw a few tweets about something called the iTDi Blog, and checked it out. Boy, was I impressed!
I asked Barb Hoskins Sakamoto if she would be open to writing a short description that I could post. Here is what she sent:
The iTDi blog is presented by the International Teacher Development Institute(iTDi). Every two weeks, six teachers from our community share opinions on the same topic. This week’s topic is “Staying Healthy and Motivated”. Past topics have included dealing with large classes, considering the role of homework, and defining error correction. The team of bloggers are all iTDi Associates and faculty members from our community, including Scott Thornbury (@thornburyscott on Twitter), Steven Herder (@StevenHerder), Chuck Sandy (@chucksandy), Barb Hoskins Sakamoto (@barbsaka), Chiew Pang (@aClilToClimb ), Cecilia Lemos (@CeciELT ), Yitzha Sarwono (@yitzha_sarwono), Tamas Lorincz (@tamaslorincz), Christina Markoulaki (@christina_mark), Marcia Lima (@bamarcia), Naomi Epstein (@naomishema), Nour Alkhalidy (@missnoor28), Anna Loseva (@annloseva), Vicky Loras (@vickyloras), Vladimira Michalkova (@vladkaslniecko) and Marco Brazil. Occasional guest bloggers are also welcome, and should contact Chuck Sandy for more information.
iTDi is a new venture created for teachers by teachers. Its mission is to help all teachers grow and improve education in the process by providing ongoing professional development opportunities for teachers around the world that are meaningful, accessible and affordable for all, within a safe, supportive online community. In addition to the iTDi blog, iTDI offers free Global Webinars, where teachers can interact with leading experts in ESL and EFL like Penny Ur, Scott Thornbury, John Faneslow, Adrian Doff and others. Their growing community currently includes teachers from over 70 countries, all sharing the belief that the best professional development comes from teachers helping teachers. The International Teacher Development Institute will soon launch its first online courses — Teacher Development and English For Teachers. They invite educators of all kinds to consider learning with them. For information, blog archives, and links to webinar recordings, visit itdi.pro.
I’d definitely encourage people to visit their site….