The first of, hopefully many, Geogramblings interviews! I talk to Kate O’Donnell from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco for Discover the World Education’s “International Connections” TeachMeet (broadcast on Thursday 11th June 2020). This blog post gives the full 10-minute edit of the interview, where you can get some examples of teaching & learning resources for your Science, Geography lessons and beyond, no matter where you are in the world! If you like ‘geographers’ interviewing ‘geographers’, a plug is also given to a rather Curious Geographer!
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.
A long review of 2020. A combination of geography, education and personal matters. I could have just done a typical geographical ‘review of the year’, but feel that given the year has turned out the way it has, I cannot seperate it from my personal journey. Also I need to get my thoughts and feelings out there. If this is not for you to read, because you’re only here for the geography or the education-side of things, then that’s ok – the majority of you follow me for that reason. So if you’re ‘getting off the bus’ now, then I wish you a Happy New Year and renewed strength and relience going forward. While one or more challenges may subside, others will take their place.
NEW VIDEO: The Anthropocene: Does Arrogance Outlast Decay?
An quirky presentation for Odd Salon “DECAY”, an Exploratorium After Dark Residency. Blurb: Humans have been a ‘force of nature’ for only a few thousand years, depending on who you listen to. So it is arrogant to suggest a whole new geological epoch based on our actions? What human artifacts will be left after millions of years of decay?
It is with excitement & pleasure that I will be part of the line-up of Odd Salon’s “Decay”, an Exploratorium residency for their After Dark programme. It’ll be fun and quirky, as well as educational! Click to find out more.
Last update: 25th January 2021 Take time and enjoy browsing my video catelogue below. Videos are all free to view. Some captions under the videos have clickable links, which will take you to a page or blog post giving you more information, ideas, links, references and related resources. Videos are all free to view, but … Continue reading Videos 📹
🆕📽️🌍🗣️ On-location video blog! Sustainability in San Francisco – Examples from around the Bay Area of some of sustainable buildings, organisations, networks and communities. This blog features the Exploratorium museum and Urban Ore ‘ecopark’ amongst others. It was filmed before the coronavirus lockdowns, and so also gives an update how these examples are faring and what they are doing to keep going.
The final day of #GAeConf20 caused my mind to blow on several ocassions. Corn-starch glaciers, twisty graphs, and more challenge from a radical geographer. It’s been quite a ride. Thank you, Geographical Association! #geographyteacher
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In relation to my previous post, I wanted to focus on one of the Exploratorium Teacher Institute STEM NGSS Conference sessions in more detail as it is directly relevant to all UK GCSE Geography syllabuses. Also it was a pretty cool piece of professional development and worth sharing with folks back…
Reflections on an incredible year and a personal journey. Happy Holidays to you all! Features @exploratorium, @AssignedMale, @RileyJayDennis, @gaytascience