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Last week over 50 secondary geography teachers visited the Society to share their ideas and good practice for teaching geography in the classroom, as part of our annual TeachMeet event.
The TeachMeet offers the opportunity to share tried and tested techniques and is an opportunity to network with other teachers from different schools. Nine speakers presented key ideas and concepts on a range of topics including the A Level Independent Investigation (NEA), literacy in geography, free resources and documentaries to use in the classroom, assessments and a case study on Iceland.
Chloe Searl, who gave a talk on the NEA, said: “Being a free event, it goes without saying that the TeachMeet represents good value for money. What needs to be emphasised is what good value it was for my time which, like all teachers, is in short supply! In no other forum I know of can teachers get so many tried and tested ideas in just a couple of hours, the chance to network with other teachers, and an update on leading points from the world of educational research. Having the chance to speak at this TeachMeet helped me to think critically about my own practice and celebrate some of the things I think are going well in my classroom, and I learnt a lot from speaking to teachers about what they are doing in their own schools.”
Thank you to our speakers Luke Hinchliffe, Louise Holyoak, Helen Cox, Jane Broadis, Kate Stockings, Alison Ball, Chris Stubbs, Chloe Searl, Sabrina Nanji, Emily Hargreaves and Ben Bishop, for delivering some great talks.
We plan to host at least one secondary TeachMeet every year – so keep your eyes peeled for details of the next one in 2020.
We run a range of other teacher focused events throughout the year – find out more.