TeachMeet Leicester (1 October 2013)
Posted by JackieHanes on 7 November, 2013
I attended a TeachMeet in Leicester last month. I’m afraid it’s taken me 6 weeks to write up my report!
I attended my first TeachMeet at New College Leicester one dark night in October. TeachMeet is a forum for teachers to share ideas and good practice. I attended as an observer only – not quite brave enough to present! The evening comprised about 12 short presentations – either long (7 minutes) or short ( 2 minutes). The event was organised by Dan Williams (@danwilliams1984), and it had a wild west theme: presenters were awarded sheriffs badges and/or shot with a (toy) gun if they ran overtime! As a librarian from higher education – I was in a minority of one. Most of the teachers were from primary or secondary schools, with a few from colleges of further education.
There were some excellent presentations – I was particularly struck by the imagination and enthusiasm that some teachers have for their both their teaching practice and the pupils in their classroom. For example, at one…
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