It was the project that captured the imagination of teachers across the globe – and this year promises to be even bigger.
TES Connect’s A Teaching Moment in Time invited teachers from all around the world to share – via blogs, tweets, comments and pictures – what they and their students were doing at one particular time.
And the response was phenomenal: thousands of teachers took part, revealing the remarkable similarities between classrooms in disparate regions, as well as some of the differences.
Carl Perkins, the only teacher on the remote island of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, blogged about the pupils’ excitement as a ship tried to dock during a fierce storm, while Monica Simmons was getting her class of 15-year-olds at Freyberg High School in New Zealand to ready their pieces of creative writing for final grading.
The event also highlighted some of the conditions facing teachers across the world. In Cairo, where the security situation and a curfew meant that Mahmoud Marei’s school was closed, teachers took part in a men vs women rope pull.
This year’s A Teaching Moment in Time takes place at 11am local time on Wednesday 10 September. Full details of how to get involved are on the TES Website. Contributions to last year's event are still available to view.
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