Just back from three days in beautiful Croatia, where the sun shone on the sea and Spring was definitely in the air. I was lucky to stay in Split which is a stunningly attractive city with a huge history. I also got to visit Makarska and Zadar.
What strikes me more and more is that teachers are willing to come to presentations after school (in Zadar on Friday afternoon after a long week) or at the weekend (when there are plenty of other important things they could be doing) and what they want is something practical they can take back to the classroom - be it a ready made task or an idea - something they have understood the value of, enjoyed themselves and know will make their teaching more effective. We trainers all owe it to these teachers not to waste their time and appreciate the sacrifices they make for their own self-development.
And thank you to everyone for their kind and thoughtful gifts!