TeachMeet at Downe House

Teaching and learning really is for everyone and at the TeachMeet event hosted at Downe House, over 40 teachers and academic staff from a variety of schools and universities gathered together to share ideas, expertise, experience, innovations and practical applications of new technologies in the classroom.

4 June 2019

The agenda included a diverse range of topics from using Microsoft Forms in the classroom and introducing Flipgrid to combatting declining literacy levels and helping pupils to reflect.

The keynote speaker was Professor Patrick Leman, British psychologist and Dean of Education at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, who gave a fascinating talk about the scope of student mental health issues and the immense value of arts therapies in helping students to better understand and make sense of their emotions and the world around them.

TeachMeet organiser and Head of MFL at Downe House, Mrs Jane Basnett said,

“TeachMeet is a true meeting of minds and provides the most incredibly useful opportunity for teachers to get together and discuss all things pedagogic. It’s a fantastic chance to share new and old teaching ideas which can be applicable or adaptable for our own classrooms and I am sure that given the wide range of subjects and speakers, everyone will have learned something new to enhance their teaching practice. I would like to thank all of our speakers who have so generously shared their enthusiasm and expertise with us this evening.“

The meeting was sponsored by Quizlet, Crown House Publishing, This is Language, Language Nut and Twinkl and the event culminated in a Wheel of Fortune Prize Draw with prizes donated by the sponsors

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