Tag Archives: #PedagooLocal

Winter Wellbeing⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

What is Our Winter Wellbeing Calendar all about? Whilst the Christmas period is seen as the time of the year for joy and celebration, what’s often not recognised, is that it can be a particularly tiring and stressful time of the year for school leaders and teachers. The plays and special assemblies are all wonderful […]

Taking Care of the Soul in the Role – #PedagooHampshire16⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

  I was delighted to be offered a chance to speak this coming Saturday 17th September at Pedagoo Hampshire 16 in Alton. This event, which features a day of interactive seminars hosted by individuals across the educational landscape, aims to discuss and tackle key issues in education and create a forum for speakers to share their rich experience […]

Starting the Conversation #PedagooHampshire16 : More for less – Marking with a purpose⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I’ve no doubt we all understand the role and importance of effective marking and feedback in student progress but how can we deliver this without detriment to our work/life balance? As part of my #PedagooHampshire16 learning conversation I’ll be sharing many of my own tried and tested ideas as well as tips that can help […]

Starting the Conversation #PedagooHampshire16 : More for less – Marking with a purpose⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I’ve no doubt we all understand the role and importance of effective marking and feedback in student progress but how can we deliver this without detriment to our work/life balance? As part of my #PedagooHampshire16 learning conversation I’ll be sharing many of my own tried and tested ideas as well as tips that can help […]

Differentiated CPD – It’s The Future! I’ve Tasted It!⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

Have you ever been forced to sit through a whole day training session on an area of teaching you consider to be one of your strengths? Has a trainer visited your school to say that you should be teaching in a style that really wouldn’t work for you? Did you go to the same Teachmeet […]

Previously undiscovered football skills and why it’s time you practice what you teach⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I was unloading the dishwasher yesterday and I dropped a mug. Not just any mug either; it was my brand new, most favourite mug (it’s dinosaur mug, by the way, but a cool one, obviously). Seconds before it smashed to smithereens on my kitchen floor, I threw out my foot, bounced it off my ankle […]

Everyone has a voice #PedagooLondon⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting London, not to take photos of architecture, nor to experience the pomp and circumstance of our great British institution. Interestingly, despite the fact that one of the biggest tennis tournaments was taking place in London, I wasn’t anywhere near Wimbledon either. I was a delegate at Pedgaoo […]

Education 4-18 #PedagooHampshire⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

I think it is probably a truism to say that children grow up. They start from birth, entering their specific environment with their embedded genetic code, then begin the process of making sense of the world around them. Indeed, it can be some time before, as parents, we begin to understand the infant “communication”. We […]

#PedagooLocal TakeOver⤴

from @ Pedagoo.org

What are you doing on Saturday 26th September? Not got any plans? Why not organise a #PedagooLocal for your area? Earlier this year Ciara approached us with the idea of organising a Pedagoo-style event for her local area of Perth & Kinross. This isn’t something we’ve done for a long time so we’ve resurrected the […]

PedagooLocal⤴

from @ Fearghal Kelly

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I’m toying with the idea of resurrecting the PedagooLocal idea. We’ve tried it once before. We used to have a whole section of the forums on Pedagoo.org dedicated to the idea with the hope that we’d get lots of regional groups of Pedagoo’ers coming together to share and organise local events. There were a few gallant attempts at making this happen in a few locations, with even a few events taking place as well, but it’s kinda died away.

So, why bring it back? Well, following the success of #PedagooPrimary the other week there has been a few mentions of folk wanting to organise their own Pedagoo style TeachMeet in their local area and link it to Pedagoo in some way, but without wanting to go for the pressure of making it a bigger event. From the beginning we’ve tried really hard to welcome and encourage folk to organise events which use the Pedagoo name, but without going to the full free-for-all of the TeachMeet name. Some time ago we reached the conclusion that the best way to achieve this was to organise a Pedagoo event you needed to join the Curator team and broadly agree to the guidance described on this page when organising your event.

Pedagoo is first and foremost an online community of teachers, sharing their practice year-round via the blog and twitter. The idea of the events is to have the occasional physical coming together of members of the community to share practice more deeply in person, to encourage more sharing online and encourage new members into the community. For this reason, if someone asks to become a curator in order to run an event, I always ask them to first become involved in the online community and then ask again.

I’m happy that the approach we’ve reached has helped ensure that our events are run by folk who ‘get it’, which is important when running such a loose collective of teachers who haven’t always even met each other in person! The drawback however is that it limits the number of events we’re able to run, which in turn therefore limits our ability to achieve our objectives of encouraging more folk to share their practice online.

So, it is for this reason I’m thinking of resurrecting the PedagooLocal idea. I think this time we should perhaps not aim to to ensure there are Local groups of Pedagoo’ers all over the country – which was a bit of an ask. Instead, I’m thinking if someone’s wanting to organise a relatively small, local, Pedagoo-style event and are wanting to link it to Pedagoo, they could use the name and branding associated with ‘PedagooLocal’. As the Pedagoo name is now relatively well known, this might help them attract attendees and sponsors, and it would help us all to grow the community.

What criteria would someone need to meet to organise a PedagooLocal event? I’d be interested in your opinion, but for me I think the event would need to:

  • be free to the teachers attending.
  • take a longer format approach to sharing (i.e. primarily 30/40 minute Learning Conversations/Workshops as opposed to all 7/2 minute presentations – we’ve got nothing against TeachMeets, we’re just trying to add a bit of diversity to the mix).
  • be open to teachers from anywhere, even if primarily aimed at one particular area/local authority.

I think these would be the questions I’d be asking if someone were to approach us to use the name for their event.

What do you think?