An Alternative World Cup

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

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Steve, BSc Environmental Sciences and PGCE (Geography) secondary years graduate: “I now no longer have enough fingers on both hands to count the number of times that going to UEA influenced my life”

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.
Steve-quote-1If 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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Your thoughts: Interactive climate & energy visual tool

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

Eyes Down, Heads Up

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.

Give, don’t ‘give up’ time for yourself and nature

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

Contagious and outrageous! (GAConf18 Review Pt.3)

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

The Human Element (GAConf18 Review Pt.2)

Flooding, GIS, the Anthropocene and the Arctic are some of the topics covered in Pt.2 of my #GAConf18 summary. Featuring: @GIS4Schools, @EnvAgency, @Arctic_Office et al. Also featured: @richardallaway and the incredible #TeachMeet!