TeachMeets are becoming a popular way for teachers to get together to share expertise and form informal networks with colleagues. Glebelands School hosted its first TeachMeet on Thursday 30th April.
The TeachMeet was organised with a focus on developing collaboration through sharing good practice, practical innovations and personal insights into our chosen theme of 'engaging students'. We had a successful turnout of over 70 primary and secondary teachers and consultants from around Surrey. The event ran from 6pm with ‘nano’ presentations (5 minutes long) from over 14 presenters - each one sharing their classroom ideas on engaging students. There were a range of fun ideas some of which included web-based applications such as Plickers and Socrative. Other presenters focussed on creative ways to use assessment grids, active starters such as bingo and active learning through walking museums. All presentations shared were cross-curricular and accessible to all teachers.
The key note speaker for the event was Stephanie Davies, an award winning stand-up comedian, who shared with us her unique expertise on how to engage students through humour, laughter and happiness - a creative and inspiring insight into what Stephanie calls Laughology.
Miss Treverton-Jones who organised the Teachmeet commented ‘We are delighted that the evening has been a great success at Glebelands. There has been learning, laughter, delicious food and drinks, and it will all be for the benefit of the students from the many schools that were represented.’