Reflections on an incredible year and a personal journey. Happy Holidays to you all! Features @exploratorium, @AssignedMale, @RileyJayDennis, @gaytascience
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 1 looks into whether owning an electric vehicle is really that practical...
Yes, I've been absent from the blogsphere for a little, but for good reason: many changes were a foot!
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
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 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.
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
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!
As I sit, about to embark across the Atlantic once again, I reflect over the past few months and look ahead. How time can be cruel as it speeds away...