South Gloucestershire Teachmeet at Blackhorse Primary

| September 25, 2014 | 6 Comments 


S Glos TeachmeetA big thank you to Headteacher of Blackhorse Primary, Simon Botten, for organising The South Gloucestershire Teachmeet. With a space theme, we went intergalactic ~ “To Boldly Go” where no teacher had gone before.

Teachmeets are fun! We try to take part in as many as we can during our travels. An informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone could share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations.

The main part of TeachMeet is hearing stories about learning, from teachers. This was not an event to present about a product or theory – it was a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other. Real narratives of practice that make a difference.

It was about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and a whole bucket load of networking to boot!

Lots of learning and LOADS of laughter!

Teachmeet presentations are short, which is one of the good things about them! Attendees can simply come along & watch or ideally offer to give a 7 minute micro presentation or 2 minute nano presentation, showcasing something they’ve found useful in their classroom practice.

We started with a buffet and networking, before we got all spaced out with our opening keynote. Micro Talks, came from Matt Smith (Meadowbrook), Alex Hindle & Hannah Klinkert (Blackhorse), the Rhona England, the SENCO of Mangotsfield, Ross Newman (Kings Forest), Patrick Watson (Emersons Green), and Faye Kitchen on Community Cohesion. Alan Turpin from Bristol Grammar sent a video of his session.

Nano Talks were shared by a Kings Forest Teacher, Mel Wilcox, Faye Bertham, from Stanbridge and Simon Botten

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Georgie Burke says:

    What a great day! Lots of inspirational ideas and a long list of areas to explore. Thank you.

  2. Alison Read says:

    Fantastic ideas and IT resources shared. Thank you. Can’t wait to bring a dragon to life in the classroom!

  3. Faye Kitchen says:

    Amazingly inspiring evening! Can’t wait until the next one!

  4. Hannah K says:

    Thanks for a great day Tim! The children spoke very highly of you and loved the activities you did with them. Now time to implement some of the ideas in the classroom…

  5. Simon Botten says:

    The 360 degree panoramas were so accessible and had any number of immediate learning applications. Tim’s passion for learning opportunities was described as one of my staff who came tonight as ‘humbling’.

  6. Faye Bertham says:

    What a great evening! I’m still looking up all the wonderful free ideas that were shared. Thank you Tim and thanks to Blackhorse for hosting our first Teachmeet. A great success!

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