We Still Plan 2022 Conference: Intersections
We Still Plan 2022 Conference: Intersections

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Topic: WSP Conference
Time: Jun 18, 2022 10:00 AM Sarajevo, Skopje, Zagreb
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Times, topics, speakers and abstracts
Topic of session
Title of talk
​10:00 AM
Elena Oncevska Ager
​10:15 AM
Marija Angelovska
Change in profession = change in personal life
Changing a profession by going from a school to a company can be a shock for any teacher of English. Having grown-up colleagues and working on various kinds of ‘new’ responsibilities while acquiring IT skills can also be tricky. Nevertheless, my teaching/translating/interpreting skills, combined with my writing skills have helped me adapt quite quickly to the new changes. Moreover, those experiences inspired me to write a book.
​10:30 AM
Ilina Kachinske
Art in teaching
This talk plans on exploring the relationship between our personal interest in art, as an ontological form of education and teaching. How much of our teaching is influenced by our love for the beautiful? Are teachers artists as well? Some similarities will be discussed: the artist coreveals hidden truths with the observer, because without the observer the truth remains inside the art; the teacher cocreates content with the pupils/students; both result in enlightenment and both seek transformation rather than annihilation.
​10:45 AM
Learning: our learners’ and our own
Aleksandra Dimoska
How has the pandemic changed my professional focus
My talk will focus on how the pandemic made me change the focus in my personal and professional life. As I personally started to focus more on myself (both physically and mentally), I realized that I should do the same with my students as well. Suddenly, it was not all about academia, but more about focusing on the student as a whole person.
​11:00 AM
Learning: our learners’ and our own
Andrijana Taseva
New possibilities, new opportunities during the pandemic
Due to the pandemic, my whole life dynamics changed overnight. From a teacher working f2f and never before been put in a situation involving online teaching, I was expected to become a pro at that, in 2 weeks. These were two really important weeks for me. By juggling several platforms, watching youtube videos, I became a self-taught expert at handling this new normal. This helped me unravel a new hidden opportunity - I don't have to teach English f2f only. And most importantly, I could do so many other things with my profession, if only I wanted to put in the extra work.
​11:15 AM
Learning: our learners’ and our own
Sofija Stavreska
A seemingly innocent suggestion or a prime example of learner agency?
Being faced with the issue of juggling two different vocations (teaching and interpreting), some aspects of either professions undoubtedly suffer; in my case, it was lesson planning time. Cue in a group of students with various abilities showing unexpected initiative and the concept of learner agency is born. A fourth grader randomly comes up with the idea of micro-teaching the syllabus; others jump on the bandwagon; in the end, nobody suffers. Assinder (1991) outlines some of the universal benefits which ensue from such experiments: “greater responsibility to one’s own group,... increased motivation and greatly improved accuracy”.
​11:45 AM
Emilija Stojanovska
Let your inner mommy come out
A teacher spreads love, attention and care/A teacher inspires and lets students dare/A teacher helps and grieves along/A teacher always stays strong.//A mother cares and loves and hugs./A mother is not afraid of bugs/A mother can hurt but still stand strong/A mother knows when something’s wrong.//A mother who’s a teacher goes an extra mile/A mother who’s a teacher has a radiant smile./A mother who’s a teacher tends from deep within/A mother who’s a teacher knows how to win.
Sofija S.
​12:00 PM
Vera Toshevska
The mental overload of motherhood and how it affects the professional life of a teacher
In this talk I would like to share my experience of being a full-time mom and a part-time online teacher. I will discuss the changes I have noticed in my cognition and work ethics since I became a mom. Additionally, I will share some research I have read on this topic. Finally, I would like to conclude with my personal view of how motherhood is shaping the teacher I am today.
Sofija S.
​12:15 PM
Elena Oncevska Ager
Meeting them ‘where they are’: In loco parentis
In my talk, I will revisit some educational topics through the lens of a Mum. I will discuss the intricacies of apprenticeship of observation (Lortie, 1975), the importance of meeting the learners ‘where they are’ (Malderez and Weddel, 2007), lesson planning and assessment. I will wrap up with some insights from Nelsen’s (2006) positive discipline.
Sofija S.
​12:30 PM
Closing reflections
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Talks are supposed to be short and to the point (10 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A), so presenters to have this in mind when preparing.
Chairs to indicate when a speaker has 1 minute left of their 10 presentation minutes to make sure there’s time for discussion. Discussions can, of course, take place synchronously throughout the event, in the chat box.
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