Planning and hosting your own TeachMeet, by @TeacherToolkit

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Planning your own TeachMeet


Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, and today, he is one of the 'most followed educators'on social media in the world. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of...
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Ross Morrison McGill shares organising tips from his own experience of attending and hosting TeachMeets, as well as advice on promoting your TeachMeet to colleagues outside your own school.

In my recent article TeachMeets: an underground revolution, I explained how TeachMeets have become a popular, unique form of effective CPD over the past few years. If you have decided that you are organised and enthusiastic enough to lead one yourself, read on.

(Part 2 of 2 articles)

Firstly, my advice is to make sure that you attend an event that is already published, and that while you are there, you do all that you can to research all aspects of the event. This ranges from catering, ticketing, hosting and curating a range of guest-presenters who will all arrive at one place, on time and speak for free!

Tickets can be provided via EventBrite – an online ticketing website

There is a key portal for all TeachMeet promotion and advertising, and by browsing through the wealth of information here you will gather a very quick idea of what your own event will need to do in order to draw in the punters.

The audience at TMLondon at Greig City Academy on 11.12.12 – click for more images.

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2 thoughts on “Planning and hosting your own TeachMeet, by @TeacherToolkit

  1. This is very timely as I have been asked to present to 26 heads after half term on this subject. None of them have heard of teachmeets. Useful information. Many thanks.

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