Following the success of recent events over here in Devon the good folks over the border in Cornwall are looking to get a bit more active themselves and have some of the fun for themselves.
So I've been delighted to get involved with the organisation of an MFL Teachmeet at Bodmin College on Thursday 13th February from 5pm until 7.30pm. It is being held as an Association for Language Learning event and is sponsored by Vocab Express, with the kind support of Bodmin College itself.
For those of you who have never been to a Teachmeet before, their format is very simple. Firstly, they're free. Secondly, they're very informal, based on the concept of sharing. You can stand up and do a 7 minute presentation, a 2 minute presentation or, equally, just sit and soak it all up. There'll be tea, coffee, some wine and hopefully some cake, as well as plenty of opportunities to chat with other MFL teachers and find out what's going well in their classrooms, as well as sharing and discussing any concerns that people might have. Most importantly, they really are not threatening at all- if even the slightest thing has gone well, please please share- if it can help somebody else to help their students learn better, to create a better atmosphere, to build the profile, to help with behaviour management, anything at all, please, please stand up and share- even if you've never presented at a "CPD" event before.
To sign up to come in any capacity at all please add your name and any relevant details to the page here