Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy New BaW 2009!

On Sunday, October 26, I received an invitation from Dafne and Tersa to join the beautiful baw09 team. It was a very difficult decision to take. My life is not organized, my daughter Haneen needs my help and support as she will be sitting for the High School exams in March 2009, my little kido needs to be sit with doing her homework ( KG2), my PhD work is paused due to procrastination, my teaching schedule is not included, as I got a very reasonable teaching load this semester. So, after praying Istikhara, I sent the below reply to baw 2009 team:
"Well, as it's a belated introduction and all are full of reading intros, I would better make it a short one.
For those who don¡¦t know me, I am Hala Fawzi, a short and elegant:-)
teacher from Khartoum, Sudan, since 1994, a mother since 1992 and a
proud a webhead since 2005. I was a co-moderator in baw06, a
moderator in baw07 and now I am with baw2009 beautiful team.
I work in a private university, teaching ESP. Also, I am an English
Instructor at Faculty of Education, the Open University of Sudan,
teaching Literature and Linguistics to in-service teachers. I am a
PhD student researching about the use of blended learning in EFL
classroom, especially in a developed country like mine. My interests
are; CALL, blended learning, Web 2.0 in ELT, and teacher
professional development, online or on site.
Glad to be on board with great teachers and educators!

Happy new EVO!!"



Nina Liakos said...

Dear Hala,
Did you know that our daughters are of an age? Vicki was born August 13, 1992. (Her due date was Nov. 29, but that is another story.)

Vanessa said...

Hala - I just wanted to leave you a message letting you know that you are the reason I am doing a short workshop - week 4 in tips & tricks - about teaching writing. Ever since EVO 2008, I've been thinking about what you said about how hard it was to give enough meaningful feedback in large writing classes.

I decided to take that problem as my topic this year and look for solutions.