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What is a #CoffeeEDU

If you have wondered What is a #CoffeeEDU it is time to attend or host one! A one hour unconference meetup for educators.
What is a #CoffeeEDU

Host a CoffeeEDU! It is supposed to be fun and easy. If it’s not fun and easy you’re doing it wrong. 😅😅 If you’re wondering what is a CoffeeEDU here you go:

coffeeEDU logo. If you want to host a coffeeEDU or just What is a #CoffeeEDU you can use this logo. Creative Commons. Created by Alice Keeler

Right click to save this graphic. Use it for when you promote out a coffeeEDU

1 Hour Exactly

I am going to lead with this: The key to a #CoffeeEDU is that it is EXACTLY one hour to the minute. If someone is talking …. I politely cut them off mid sentence. At the start of #CoffeeEDU I warn people this is how it works. 1 hour to the minute.

Teachers are busy but we also crave sharing teaching ideas and connections. If you know it will be one hour to the minute… “Okay I can set aside some time.” If it might go longer… Harder to justify getting away.


Do NOT pick the topic in advance. In fact, as host I try not to inject topic ideas unless I have to. UnConference is supposed to be participant driven.

Any Educator Welcome

The conversations tend to move away from complaining about yard duty if you can get at least one person from a different school. A CoffeeEDU is a one hour meetup of educators. Be sure to include in your invite that all educators are welcome. Meeting new people is energizing because you learn new teaching ideas!!

Anyone Can Host

Just decide you want coffee. 😅. And that you want to chat teaching. There is no rule you have to talk about teaching but… You get teachers together and they just will.

Pick a time date and location that is convenient for you.

Trying to coordinate with a group is not fun or easy. Just decide on something and if no one shows up… You’re at a coffee shop having coffee. So no downside.

Use the Hashtag

#CoffeeEDU share out your conversation on the hashtag. Post pictures.

What is a #CoffeeEDU

For educators

Exactly one hour

Fun and easy


Do not pick the topics in advance

Benefits of #CoffeeEDU

Teachers getting together over coffee can be beneficial in several ways:

  1. Networking: Teachers can get to know each other, share experiences and build relationships which can be valuable for their professional development.
  2. Stress relief: Spending time with colleagues can help reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
  3. Collaboration: Casual coffee gatherings can provide an opportunity for teachers to collaborate and discuss new ideas and teaching strategies.
  4. Support: Teachers can offer support and encouragement to each other, which can be especially important for those who are feeling overwhelmed or need someone to talk to.

In short, casual coffee gatherings can help foster a sense of community and support among teachers.

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