40 years TESOL Greece

Margarita Kosior

Day: Saturday Time: 14:15-15:00 Room: SOLON (10th Floor)

Silent Discussion: The Power of Silence in the Classroom

Margarita Kosior

Silence doesn’t have to be intimidating; it can open up space for productivity, creativity and cooperation. Silent discussion is a learning strategy which helps explore a topic, allows each student to work at their own pace, engages all participants, and transforms the lesson into a memorable teaching and learning experience.

Keywords: Difficult Topics, Collaborative Learning, Engagement, In-class Discussion

Margarita Kosior, Educator, materials author, teacher trainer, conference presenter, storyteller. Hobbyist photographer and dancer. Thessaloniki, Greece.

Margarita Kosior's Interview

Who is Margarita Kosior? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?

Dreamer, because every great accomplishment begins with a crazy dream 🙂

How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?

The aim of my session in to train you how to use a unique teaching technique which, among other benefits, by building trust, will help you transcend the obstacles which prevent even shy learners from participating in class, and will thus transform a lesson into a unique experience.

Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?

Transform. Because education has the power to shape attitudes, change lives, and ultimately transform the world.

What does TESOL Greece mean to you?

Professional development and growth opportunity, a bunch of great friends and lots of fun!

What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?

Lots of learning and networking, and a great DJ for Saturday night!

If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?

Dear TESOL Gr! We are almost the same age. May you outlive me 🙂

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