Following a fabulous day of education and entertainment we gathered to reflect on what changes from the day we would take to our own practice. This is a summary of our discussions…
What did you most enjoy about today’s sessions?
I’ll not lie lunch and the pipe band were big winners but we also had some positives about the learning too. People loved that they had ideas that they could take forward to use on Monday, much better than theory only CPD as it was practical, simple tactics to improve learning. Example – R&A Splicing. Variety of ideas, looking at the wider context and the breadth of knowledge shared.
People were also pleased with the enthusiasm and sharing of ideas accross ages; this event was a real lift for people and recharged them. The fact it was a Saturday was also a positive as it allowed delegates to be out of school without worrying about what they have left behind.
The choice and flexibility of the organisation was praised, Fearghal in particular was singled out for being so helpful.
It was also interesting to discuss comparable developments in England and Scotland. There will be more on that to follow in a further blog.
Great to see people as passionate now as they were at the first Pedagoo events.
And of course David Cameron “My practice is not a challenge to yours.”
What have you learned from today’s sessions?
The big message was the inspiration.
“Be bold, stick to what you believe in. Don’t lose sight of your values.”
“Build your confidence.”
“Reaffirm best practice.”
What will you do differently on Monday as a result of today’s sessions?
More confidence and enthusiasm.
Focus on staff development.
Bringing back collaborative culture to schools.
“Don’t adopt somebody’s practice, adapt your own.”
What would you like to be doing differently a year from now as a result of today’s sessions?
More involvement in Pedagoo. (Sales Pitch…You can access it from your computer as well as following @Pedagoo on Twitter. It’s on Facebook too. There’s also my favourite bit #PedagooFriday on Twitter.)
What support could our community of educators offer to help you achieve this?
What support could you offer others as a member of this community to help them achieve what they want to do?
Offer events (a few seemed genuinely determined to get things moving in their local areas.)
Talk in staffrooms, spread positivity and collaborate at grassroots.