“muckle: adj. large, much; adv. much, greatly.”

Something big is afoot! Get out your phone/diary/post it note and save the date, Saturday 1st October will see the first #PedagooMuckle event.

Why Muckle?
Pedagoo and TeachMeet are grassroots, not for profit movements that are for teachers by teachers. They aim to encourage educators to learn from each other and share what goes on in real classrooms everyday.

Supported by SCEL and with a slightly different format, #PedagooMuckle aims to support, challenge and encourage participants to go forth and organise their own Pedagoo events, TeachMeets and other collaborative, sharing opportunities for educators.

We are using the Scots word ‘muckle’ because we are hoping the event will have a BIG impact on teachers across Scotland, motivating and supporting them to take a risk and lead an event in the next year.

What’s different about #PedagooMuckle? 

Previous Pedagoo Events have been all about sharing what we do, while sharing will be essential at #PedagooMuckle it will be focused on  2 questions;

  1. WHY do we think Pedagoo & TeachMeet events are worthwhile?
  2. HOW do we organise one?

The morning will involve learning conversations and a muckle TeachMeet with a chance to answer the questions WHY Pedagoo & TeachMeet.

The afternoon session will focus on building a tool kit on HOW to run an event in the future.

At the end of the day everyone will be asked to make a #PedagooPledge, a promise to get involved in leading an event within the next year.


9.30am: Registration & networking

10am:  Introduction

  • Welcome and setting the scene
  • ‘What does an educational leader look like? Fearghal Kelly, SCEL’
  • Learning Conversations (current conversations listed below)
  1. Watch Your Language, Aileen Kelly
  2. Ed. Tech Show & Tell, Susan Ward
  3. What Makes a Good Story, Paul Gorman
  4. Blogging as a Reflective Tool, Lena Carter
  5. Is Inclusion Successful? Denise Laverty
  6. Unleashing Learners, Fearghal Kelly
  7. Supporting Change through the Staffroom, Natalie White
  8. Manifesto for Making, Ciara Gibson


  • Muckle TeachMeet – Everyone in attendance is put into the TeachMeet Wheel of Fortune and selected at random to share for 2 mins
  • Lunch & Time in ‘interactive zone’ Interactive zone will include hands on activities for people to engage in the ‘Why?’ part of the day.
  • How to Pedagoo/Teachmeet sessions.  Each of these sessions to be ‘captured’ and turned into a ‘How To’ guide to be rolled out across Scotland
  •  Pedagoo Pledge & Create a Calendar – Everyone asked to make a pledge on postcards to take something forward from the day
  • 4pm – Closing remarks


This not for profit event will be held in Society M, Glasgow, an inspiring venue that we hope will encourage creative conversations. There will be a small cost of £10 for the day which will include lunch.

Sounds great! How do I get involved?

General sign up is now open! Tickets are available via Eventbrite below or here. There is a small charge of £10 for all attending, this includes lunch.

The afternoon sessions will focus on creating a ‘toolkit’ to support people in leading their own Pedagoo & TeachMeet events. We now have all these sessions in place.

We look forward to seeing you there.