Inspiring Geography Stories – Part 1

The first three of six #InspiringGeogStories, which will be showcased at the Geographical Association's Annual Conference next week in Manchester. The conference #TeachMeet will feature a piece of performance poetry and the lecture will detail the stories behind the lyrics on conference Thursday (4:20pm). Thanks to Stephen Schwab, Juliette Horsford and Rebecca Carver for their contributions!

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Fake News? Think Critically…

Without delving too much into politics, it is of this geographer's opinion that current affairs demonstrate how crucial the current need is for critical thinking. This blog entry looks into the importance of thinking critically, a tool to help fight 'fake news', and some resources to demonstrate that teaching skills (like critical thinking) can happen in tandem with teaching content.

Celebrating real-life geography success stories: a call

I will be giving a presentation at the Geographical Association 2019 conference (April, Manchester), of a collection of real-life stories celebrating the positive impact Geography has on lives, attitudes and experiences. Each will be told in that feel-good way of children’s story time. Some will be nursery rhymes, some short prose, but all will have the same moral: Geography is awesome, inspiring and often life changing. Do you have a such a story to share? Find out more and get in contact.

Is the future of transport “EV peasy”? Part 2

Is the future of transport "EV peasy"? Part 2 - Are they really economically and environmentally worth it? Features: @IEA, @nextgreencar, @UniversityLeeds‏, @guardian, @business‏, @MyEnergiLTD

Is the future of transport “EV peasy”? Part 1

Is the future of transport "EV peasy"? Part 1 looks into whether owning an electric vehicle is really that practical...

Not by halves: The IPCC’s Special Report 15

Climate scientists report that now 'a half' is more important than ever, not to be done by halves. Sustainable development, particular energy, has a large role to play. Featuring @WEMCouncil, @IPCC_CH, @ConnectSDGs, @TheEnergyMix #icem2019denmark

Eye in the Sky: Should educators should jump on the drone bandwagon?

Eye in the Sky. An article that features the testing of a drone, insights into why schools should invest in one and links to drone-based resources. Featuring: @DJIGlobal, @AirMapIO, @travelwithdrone ‏

Turning football hysteria into teaching resources

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...!