Another Teachmeet is over and they just seem to get better and better. Yesterday around 60 teachers gave up their Saturday afternoon to gather and inspire each other at Teachmeet Melbourne (hosted by our beautiful Immigration Museum). After a previous Teachmeet I explained what I saw . I can now add to that list:
- I continue to see passionate teachers who obviously deeply care about the craft of their teaching, willing to take risks and continue learning
- I see people using the power of Twitter to synthesise their thinking, to note-take and to share their experience. Many have replaced taking notes, with Tweeting, serving double purposes
- I see wonderful stories of classroom practices by very new teachers and those not so new
- I see well thought out and clearly illustrated pedagogical theories
- I see old relationships re-kindled and re-ignited
- I see a strong emphasis on games based learning opportunities for our students
- I see new relationships being forged. People extending their professional learning networks. Following the twitter stream afterwards, there is plenty of evidence that people found new opportunities to connect and will have tangible evidence of the value of attending. I see conversations started that will lead to wonderful relationships.
- I see teachers who are understanding that teaching is no longer a private endeavour – accepting that so much can be gained by sharing their experiences
It is interesting to note that so many of the things I see, are not technology related – technology is the conduit that brought us together (Twitter, Wiki etc) but the depth of the experience is the relationships formed. All details are available on the TeachMeet Melbourne Wiki . I wonder what I will see next time ? What would I like to see?