As football World Cup hysteria goes into overdrive with England's dogged success (so-far), time again for us teachers to take advantage. #GarethSouthgateWould appreciate the #geography geekiness in all this...!
The once-every-4-years hysteria is here again. Whether you love the 'beautiful game' or loathe it, what is undeniable is that the FIFA World Cup can provide a boon of teaching opportunities. Featuring @FiveThirtyEight, @CONIFAOfficial
Those who know me well are aware that I have fond feelings for my old university. When given the opportunity to emote why on their alumni ‘UEA Stories’ blog, I jumped at the chance!
I knew that going to university was going to change my life, but what I never considered what how much it was going to be life-changing. That is, I now no longer have enough fingers on both hands to count the number of times that going to UEA influenced my life, while studying and since graduating. That single decision, to accept a conditional offer to study Environmental Sciences, starting September 2001 was the proverbial stone setting off ripples across the pond.
If I skip forward to today, the effect of those ripples have been profound: leading to marriage and two young children, a successful career, networks that stretch across the world and a transferable skillset that keeps me on my toes, continuing to give options going forward. And since my ENV degree led me to do a PGCE Secondary Geography qualification, I’ve been throwing further stones out as…
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A 'mini' placement has me looking into a useful climate and energy visualisation tool. Calling for feedback on making it a potentially effective educational resource! Featuring: @WEMCouncil, @CopernicusECMWF
A message for all students entering an exam period, and the teachers/educators supporting them. You're all incredible. Believe in yourself, and to yourself be kind. Whatever happens, it's just another stepping stone.
Not having to spend an entire weekend catching up on a week's work and trying to get ahead of the next week's, and, admittedly, being away from the family has given me the opportunity engage more in the community. It's a bit ironic, really, that stepping away from a job, where I'm a very visible … Continue reading Give, don’t ‘give up’ time for yourself and nature
My final @The_GA #GAConf18 review. Inspiration all round: from adventurous geog teachers, passionate trainees, those who work behind the scenes and even, maths! Featuring: @FryRsquared, @DrGrovesGeog, @Re_Ferg, @THEWATERDIARIES, @LucyOxley