September 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm #1773
Well. Hello. What’ll we do? Shall we havea teachmeet? Or better still, a beermeet?September 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm #1775
Judith, I would be up for both. How do i get more involved? would there be a role for me (no matter how small) as an NQT in the borders?September 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm #1779
Hi Darren! Yes! Where are you based?September 23, 2012 at 10:08 pm #1787Stewart BrownParticipant
With the Scottish Borders Learning Festival being all but cancelled would love to try and get a TeachMeet organised…September 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm #1791
Judith, i am based at eyemouth high school for my NQT probation year. Where are you based?September 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm #1797
A teachMeet woul be brilliant but I take the reason behind cancelling the festival as very valid and wonder if it would impact on the success of a TeachMeet? BeerMeet to organise?
Darren I’m in Earlston High – I teach English. Would central Borders be a pain for a BeerMeet for you?September 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm #1798Stewart BrownParticipant
” Growing demands on staff time and resources, both at school and Local Authority level over the next year as we move to a critical phase of CfE planning and implementation means that we will not be able to support an event such as a learning festival to the extent it requires.”
To be honest don’t think the reasons for cancelling really impacts on the potential for a teachmeet. I think it was more when you compare what East Lothian achieved with their learning festival it would have taken a great deal to match that.
Real question moving forward is how do we get more people involved? Beermeet is probably a good start…September 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm #1799
It wouldn’t be a pain at all. Would obviously hinder the beer element but that’s not the point I’d imagine. I’m based outside of Duns and more than happy to travel. Earlston has such a beautiful building and a friend of mine is probation pe. Also a friend of mine is on placement pe.September 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm #1879
Hi Stewart. I also, genuinely, think that the support for attending would be hard to garner as we are moving towards our first presentation of pupils at Nat 4 and Nat 5 (or deciding what level is to be sat, at least). However, a teachmeet is a great idea. How about a teachmeet 365, like a beermeet but with an agenda and an element of sharing? Will start a new thread.September 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm #1917Martyn CallMember
Yes to a beermeet! Would be a great place to start planning a possible teachmeet if everyone saw the merit in holding one. Perhaps with Nats coming in a teachmeet could look at aspects of those.
Guys – should I start looking into venues and times? How would mid to end of october suit folks? Friday? Saturday? sunday lunch?
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