I've really enjoyed all the free CPD which has been put on offer by various different organisations during lockdown. It’s no surprise that the wonderful MFL world has come together to offer support, training and inspiration during this difficult time. It is so incredibly kind of people to give up their free time and film training sessions/run webinars to keep us inspired for when we eventually return to the classroom. I have particularly enjoyed the Linguascope webinars. I have found all of the presenters very warm and relatable and have come away armed with ideas which I can't wait to take back into school with me. A couple of weeks ago, I saw a 'Show & Tell' session being advertised which invited participants to share a 5 or 10 minute teaching idea and thought I would submit a proposal to give something back for all the great ideas I had already magpied! I attended a few Show & Tells years ago when they were put on by the #MFLtwitterati and really enjoyed them, so this kind of webinar was right up my street! A week or so later, I was contacted to see if I was still able to present and I nervously said that I would. The idea of presenting something to your peers is always a difficult one I think, especially via video conferencing. I previously held a Teaching and Learning co-ordinator role at my school so have led the odd school-wide CPD session and I once did a presentation about my masters to PGCE students at the University of Sheffield, but otherwise presenting to other teachers is fairly new to me. Anyway, I did it and I think it went quite well. I shared a couple of low effort, high impact ideas which always work well for me in the classroom (see Quatschen and Poker in Quick Wins). I had some nice feedback and my deputy head also ended up watching and emailed to say that he’d seen me telling the MFL world to speak rubbish and play poker! Haha! Though I was extremely nervous, this five minute presentation gave me the confidence to say yes to other opportunities and since then, I have recorded a podcast with the Teacher Planning Podcast and was even asked by Joe Dale to deliver an hour long TiLT webinar for ALL London on some of the ways I have taught remotely. That was a real 'pinch me' moment and certainly an opportunity that I will remember for a long time. I sometimes wonder why I put myself forward for things or say yes to things that actually terrify me, but I know that that would be the easy way out and as the WomenEd movement keeps reminding me, sometimes it really is worth being 10% braver.