“The Eureka Moment” – My IATEFL 2013 Talk

Photo by Omri Epstein

It took me a while to decide how to upload my talk to the blog. The following elements which made me proud at the talk itself also made it very difficult for anyone not present to understand:

* Hardly any text on slides, no reading aloud of slides

* Letting the audience actively experience some activities

The following is an adapted version. All the text you now see on the slides are for the benifit of the reader. I know that, theoretically I could have recorded myself, filmed myself and all sorts of things. But I also knew that I would never get any of that done now that I’m back to normal life again. This way, I worked on it over several nights, and here it is!

Important Notes:

All photos in the slides were taken either by Gil Epshtein or by Omri Epstein.

Thanks to Sandy Millin for posting her tweets from the talk.

Thanks to Anthony Gaughan for talking about my talk (second topic) when he was interviewed at the conference.


10 thoughts on ““The Eureka Moment” – My IATEFL 2013 Talk”

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to re-do the slides Naomi. I LOVE the chart, and it really made me think about whether I’m giving enough opportunities to my weaker students to succeed rather than just giving them extra help / attention to enable them to ‘keep up’ (answer: probably not). Thanks for sharing.

  2. I saw the slides and was shocked: What’s got into her? Why so much text in the slides?! 🙂
    – that was before I read your introduction 🙂
    Thanks for posting this!

    1. Ah Leo, now we know – you are one of those who don’t read the instructions first, LOL!
      Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Simply Brilliant, Naomi.

    I did notice you talk listed in the programme but chose to attend another. And now I know what I missed.
    Keep up the good work!

    People like you are truly amazing teachers!

    Best Wishes


    1. Thank you for your supportt, Anil!
      I know exactly what you mean – there were so many good talks at the conference, impossible toa ttend them all!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Naomi,
    I was sorry to miss your presentation at IATEFL. Thanks for sharing it here! I love the chart idea!

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