We had the fortune of meeting some really inspiring teachers this week when we hosted Teachmeet Newport at Panasonic System Networks at Duffryn nr Newport.
What’s a TeachMeet?
It’s an informal and enjoyable gathering of those curious about and involved in teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask questions or simply turn up and soak up all the great ideas and enthusiasm. In particular, this Teach Meet focused on Technology in Education and participants were encouraged to share ideas, experiences and practices.
The main part of the TeachMeet is hearing stories about learning, from teachers and other education professionals. This is a chance for education professionals to hear ideas from each other, a chance to hear real narratives of practice that makes a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our colleagues and gaining a whole bucket load of networking to boot!
It’s a chance to learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused.
Teachmeets are informal gatherings of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, or on placement, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in conversations about learning. This is not an event to present about a product or theory – this is a chance for teachers, and others working in classrooms, to share good practice. TeachMeet is about engaging and inspiring and making connections with other educators.
Presentations are either 3 or 5 minutes in length with names drawn out of a hat, these short sharp sessions are designed to focus minds and be clear and concise. They may focus on certain applications or specific approaches to subjects or practices and most importantly inspire people to use them in their own day to day lives.