Teachers share classroom ideas at first TeachMeet

TeachMeet Eastbourne at the Birley Centre SUS-160107-115256001

TeachMeet Eastbourne at the Birley Centre SUS-160107-115256001

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Eastbourne teachers from all phases of education turned out to support the first annual TeachMeet Eastbourne hosted by Eastbourne College at The Birley Centre.

TeachMeets are informal gatherings of teachers aiming to share good ideas for the classroom and network with each other.

TeachMeets have been running across the country for over a decade.

Organiser Marcus Cherrill said, “It was a great opportunity to showcase Eastbourne schools as a community of educators working together to provide better outcomes for the young people of Eastbourne.”

Teachers from a range of local schools presented on a range of topics, including using film, quizlet forest schools, QR codes in the classroom, and independent learning.

Marcus added, “There was great support from local businesses offering prizes for all those attending.”

These included Chatfield’s Jewellers, Wilmoth’s Citroen, Pomodoro e Mozzarella, Steamer Trading, David Lloyd Eastbourne, LWB Massage, Heath’s Butchers, Café Corro and Two Bulls Steakhouse.

A number of educational companies also provided prizes including an iPad Air from 3P Learning, Training Courses from Dragonfly Training and a bag of top teacher reads from Independent Thinking.

Photography was provided by top local photographer Vitus Sukoco who also works at Causeway School.

Marcus said Eastbourne College were ‘superb hosts providing an amazing venue and hospitality’.

He added, “The event was a great success. Teachers turning out on a Friday night to share great ideas for the classroom shows great professionalism and dedication. We will be organizing the next one for 2017 and hope to see even more teachers next time.”

Dr Suzanne Lewis from Bishop Bell said, ‘Thank you to the organisers. It was a really enjoyable and useful evening. Can’t recommend it strongly enough to any teacher friends to go to the next one, if the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from loads of different schools isn’t enough, we were also plied with lovely food and wine and lots of really great prizes.”

Sid Hayes, senior lecturer at University of Brighton added, “A great event full of excellent ideas for the classroom. I am booked up for next year.”

Updates on Twitter @tmeastbourne.

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