GAConf21: Thoughts & ideas from the community

This page collates notes and ideas from attendees of #GAConf21. Make sure you give them a follow and send them a message of thanks! Want to share your notes or ideas that have stemmed from the conference? Let me know!

My experience of geography fieldwork as a trans kid: a call for reflection

As schools start thinking about a return to residential fieldtrips, I share, for the first time, some traumatic memories in order to encourage all educators who engage in fieldwork, field centers and tutors to reflect and consider the extent they create a safe environment for all children, in this case, gender non-conforming and transgender children. Content warning included.

International Transgender Day of Visibility: A ‘decolonising’ perspective

A post for TDOV2021. While the narrative around decolonising education has largely coalesced around racial inequality and movements such as Black Lives Matter, and rightly so, gender diversity intersects exceptionally strongly with it.

Radical School Geography – Launch Event

Radical School Geography aims to push Geography’s critical edge and so support the development of a new and better society. Join us to democratically build an alternative vision of school #geography. #geographyteacher #radicalgeography #RadSG

Census Day 2021

It's Census Day 2021! I signpost some resources and give my take on some of the questions, including giving examples of how the census has been used as a platform for protest over the years. Also highlighted is an argument from the likes of Professor Danny Dorling that the next census should come sooner.

How to develop independent investigation questioning skills at home

How to develop independent investigation questioning skills at home. Using the 'Question Formulation Technique' in taking the six step approach to enquiries at GCSE and A-Level.

Decolonising Geography: A journey for #GAConf21

The theme for @The_GA #GAConf21 is #CompassionateGeography - To reflect that, the programme is quite diverse! So the #DecolonisingGeography educators group have collated sessions of interest. Check it out and share widely!

Open Letter to Richard Bacon MP – Invitation to the Big Climate Teach-in for MPs

#TeachersForClimateAction are calling on MPs support for their valuable climate education work. Read my open-letter invite to Richard Bacon MP.

Gender Identity in the 2021 Census

Gender Identity in the 2021 Census 2021: I reflect on this news with both a personal and a geographer's perspective. In both cases, I'm excited and somewhat relieved.

Ruskin Asks

At the end of the 2015-16 academic year, I had a young whipper-snapper of an Outstanding budding teacher called Mr Moses. Then I had the privilege of mentoring him, fast-forward four years and had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mr Moses for an episode of "Ruskin Asks", a project by The Priory Ruskin Academy's Geography Department and Eco-Committee. Hear me talk about my career experiences and the things I learnt along the way.