Teaching & Learning Resources for Malawi

From 2013: Sharing Malawi teaching and learning resources with all you overworked educators out there. Part of a Year 9 Geography scheme of work on development.

The Life Geographic

06 May 2019 – This is an imported page from an old blog I kept during my travels to Malawi. Next month (June 2019) as part of this year’s Norwich-Dedza Partnership exchange, teachers from Malawi will be visiting the UK. So in celebration and preparation for that, I will be re-blogging the thoughts I made during my visit in 2013.

You can find an index of all the 2013 Malawi blog entries here. Zikomo!


“Teaching & Learning Resources for Malawi”

15th May 2013; Framingham Earl, UK

I stand in front of a Year 9 class, passing a fleeting gaze at each face from the back of the class to the front. These young people are in full transition from youth to adult. Is this the last year of true and total innocence? As next year it will be the start of their GCSEs, to which the foundation of their…

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Learning From Malawi

We all have experiences in our lives that change our mentality and perspective - for better or worse. Some of these experiences even change who we are. Next month (June 2019), as part of this year's Norwich-Dedza Partnership exchange teachers from Malawi will be visiting the UK. So in celebration and preparation for that, I will be re-blogging the thoughts I made during my visit to Malawi in 2013.

Geography: Will You Marry Me?

"Geography: Will You Marry Me?" - A piece of performance poetry for the #InspringGeogStories project. Performed at the Geographical Association's Annual Conference (GAConf19) TeachMeet. Click here for the lyrics and recording of the performance.

Inspiring Geography Stories – Part 2

The final three of six #InspiringGeogStories - featuring wolves, identity and spiritualism - these will be showcased by a piece of performance poetry at the Geographical Association's Annual Conference (#GAConf19) #TeachMeet and lecture on conference Thursday (4:20pm).

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!

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...