An MFL Teachmeet is coming to Plymouth on Thursday 27th June- to Eggbuckland Community College, to be precise, with huge thanks to the wonderful Caroline Grant (those of you on MFL Resources will know her name very well indeed thanks to her generous contribution of resources!). A Teachmeet is a relaxed evening, giving you the opportunity to catch up with people and to meet some more fascinating MFL people. We all know how rare the opportunity to get out to training is these days, so let's make the most of this evening!
Teachmeets are not like traditional INSET events. You're in control. Oh, and you can be the presenter. There are no keynotes, just people sharing experiences, explaining what's worked in their classroom recently. You can talk about a strategy that you've used, an attempt at using CLIL in your department, how you've used Twitter, an idea to increase spontaneity, a grammar trick, a website you've tried, an app, a gadget, whatever you want- as long as it's all about the wonders of Modern Foreign Languages. Anything that will help to make a difference to someone's teaching and learning.
People invariably tell me that they don't have anything to talk about. I can understand that. It's nerve-racking standing up in front of 20 likeminded, supportive teachers who understand your day to day struggles, far more so than standing up in front of groups of 30 students 5 times a day. You all do great things in your classroom, it's time to be proud of them, so share and help others improve what they're doing as well!
If you are interested in taking part in this exciting evening, PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP on the wiki here to do one of the following 3 things...
1) a 7 minute presentation. You can do it however you want, using whatever tools you want.
2) a 2 minute micro-presentation. Again, about whatever you want on the theme of MFL!
3) Lurk. Catch up with people, drink and eat and be merry, enjoying the opportunity to hear about other people's experiences and to relax amongst likeminded folks. And maybe next time you might present. And yes, there will be a next time...!
Not sure? Need more details? Interested in helping out? There are lots more details on the wiki and I'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch- on e-mail using Chrisfullerinspain@hotmail.com or Twitter @chrisfullerisms