Imagine: you are the only teacher in the world. There are no other teachers, and it is your job to educate the masses. How interesting would your lessons be? Who would give you advice on how to improve? Who would provide you with new pedagogic strategies to enhance your effectiveness in the classroom? Nobody.
Developing and experienced practitioners alike, we all must learn from one another. This is where continuing professional development comes into play. This half term, I decided to take upon the joint task of co-organising a mini-teachmeet for ITT trainees and NQTs. Many younger teachers feel intimidated to mingle with those who have taught for years, so we decided to hold a mini experience to help us feel comfortable with the event. I won't lie - alongside teaching and planning, it hasn't been an easy task, however, I feel it is something worth investing time into as every single person present will, hopefully, take something way and embed it into their own practice - raising levels of practice for all. After all, we are all the educators of the future and it should be our responsibility to jointly raises standards. Sharing best practice will allow us all to have the potential to be the best. After all, several million educator heads are better than one!