A combination of research and experience has led me to strongly believe that climate change should be considered a safeguarding issue, therefore senior leadership at any school should give it greater attention. If you are a teacher in need of a compelling argument to take to your SLT, this could be it.
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!
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.
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.
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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. Using the 'Question Formulation Technique' in taking the six step approach to enquiries at GCSE and A-Level.
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!
#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 2021: I reflect on this news with both a personal and a geographer's perspective. In both cases, I'm excited and somewhat relieved.