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Debyshire TeachMeet

Page history last edited by Hannah Millar 7 years ago

What is TeachMeet?

It is an informal and enjoyable gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone can share great ideas they've trialled in their classrooms, a teaching resource they love, a great website, a classroom activity - whatever you like! You can ask questions or simply turn up to soak up all the great ideas and enthusiasm.  It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and gaining a lot of of networking to boot!



What can you do?

You can just come along and be a member of the audience if you like, you can give a two minute nano-presentation on one of your favourite teaching ideas, or you can give a seven minute micro-presentation on an aspect of classroom teaching. 



Telling Others

Please tell other teachers about the event. If you've been to a TeachMeet before, aim to bring along someone who hasn't.



Tags and Twitter

Please use Twitter and other Social Media to publicise this event. We have a twitter account @derbyshireTM and we're going to use the tag #DerbyshireTM - include that whenever your write or post anything about Derbyshire TeachMeet.


Please sign up either to present, or simply be inspired, so that we know approximate numbers for refreshments. Don't be limited by the number of spaces in each section!


Seven minute micro:


Add your name and what you may talk about below. It could be about stuff that has happened in the classroom.Don't worry if it is just about showcasing a product, a piece of software, free or otherwise, or a tool or a strategy to improve learner interest or engagement or for teachers' professional learning.


  1. Freya Fowles - EPOPP @ Belper - Extended projects to enable more throughout the school
  2. Joy Danby - Cereal boxes as a tool to teach command words 
  3. Emma Newell - Student societies that are self-sufficient - supporting and stretching without the stress! 
  4. Jo Hawkyard - Improving essay skills and encouraging reflective dialogue at KS5 
  5. Shanie Nash - You can die of boredom: so please don't kill me with another extension worksheet. 







Two minute nano presentations


Add your name and what you may talk about below. Again, you must talk about experiences from the classroom.


  1. Gordon Day - 1. Use of estimate questions to make students think outside the box. Usually needs a set of simple assumptions followed by simple maths. However they find making assumptions hard and still over complicate the situation. Tend to use this at KS5 and end of KS4 with top sets. 2. Use of particle model to explain reactions - have reaction going on as well as using Lego/Modelling Clay to explain. This gives plenty of scope for differentiated outcomes. 



Those coming to be inspired:


Add your name and email address below:


  1. Allan Page (allan.page@derby-college.ac.uk)  
  2. Lee Horsley (lee.horsley@derby-college.ac.uk) 
  3. Hannah Millar  
  4. Aimee Wilton
  5. Prudence Gooch
  6. Faye Lodge 
  7. Lyndsey Chatfield 
  8. Shanie Nash      
  9. Melissa Deal
  10. Lisa Farrell  
  11. Gordon Day
  12. Sarah Holme 
  13. Jo Hawkyard
  14. Emma Newell
  15. Joy Danby
  16. Freya Fowles  


Sign Up!


How to edit this page:

If you're looking to sign up to attend or present, then add yourself to the list above or sign up via our eventbrite page : 


How to edit the page:

Click the EDIT tab at the top of this page - you'll be prompted to login.

Note that the PBwiki system has changed, so either:

  1. create a PBworks account, which is quick and simple, and login;

Return to this page and click the EDIT tab

Add your name to the bottom of the appropriate list (with a link to your Twitter page or blog so others can follow you, plus a sentence on what you're going to be presenting on)


Click the Save button at the foot of the page...That's it!


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