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 […]
The recent Pedagoo event in Ayrshire was the first of it’s kind that I’ve been to, first TeachMeet of any kind. I am currently studying on the PGDE (Primary) at Strathclyde and was directed towards Pedagoo by the lecturing staff, who seem keen to promote collaboration between teachers and the use of social media to share good practice. […]
This is my first ever post on Pedagoo! After a career in Community Education and Social Services, I decided to return and train as a Primary Teacher, following my probation year I worked for an Education/Care resource for three years and for the past year and a half I have been working in an ASN […]
I saw this idea on Twitter originally and like most of our resources it was amended to our students. The concept is simple the ‘Boarding Pass’ is given to students as they enter the classroom and are instructed to fill in their name and ‘One fact from last lesson’ the teacher then goes through some […]
Following the success and fun of last sessions two “teachmeets”, we will be running a series of events to support teacher sharing and creativity this year.
We will be holding two “teachmeets” and two “classhacks” this year. The dates are as follows:
Thursday 27th November 2014 at Clydebank High School (Conference Room) from 3.45pm until 5.15pm
Thursday 28th May 2015 at Dumbarton Academy (Conference Room) from 3.45pm until 5.15pm
Our “teachmeets” will be twilight events allowing teachers to share short presentations of ideas or approaches that have been interesting or successful. Teachers can undertake to do a 7 minute mini-presentation or a 2 minute micro-presentation for their colleagues. (Micro presentations are often used to share resources or quick ideas). The spirit of our “teachmeets” are very much sharing by teachers for teachers.
Thursday 22nd January 2015 at Dumbarton Academy (Conference Room) from 3.45pm until 5.15pm
Thursday 19th March 2015 at Clydebank High School (Conference Room) from 3.45pm until 5.15pm
Our “classhacks” will be a new kind of meeting. The same sticky buns and coffees as the teachmeets, but instead of a series of short presentations, we will choose a classroom challenge, such as redesigning homework for engagement, and roll up our sleeves using co-operative methodologies and produce some new ideas or approaches together. The spirit of these will be fun and creativity.
As before, teachers from other authorities are very welcome.
I attended my first ever school TeachMeet last year and during and after the event, the experience posed many, many questions to me as a school CPD leader. “critical peer reviews [academic papers] clearly cross the line between a vigorous critique and an unprofessional attack.” Context: My definition of a ‘school TeachMeet’ is this: A … Continue reading →
It’s been a while coming but I’m in the proud position to announce that PedagooGlasgow is on. After some healthy consultation with the University of Strathclyde, we will be holding an event on Saturday June 14, in Glasgow. We are still fleshing out the details but the day will take a similar form to the […]