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.
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
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
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
Being a Bay, you'd think San Francisco was worried about sea-level rise. But what's coming up from under their feet is just as alarming and it's the poorest who will suffer worst. Featuring: @sfwater, @ResilientBay, @kzhill, @ejcw, @RainforClimate, @thinkwalks
A #NGSS workshop by one of the talented @exploratorium Teacher Institute staff demonstrates a range of strategies that makes CO2 graphical data a lively conversation piece. A very useful set of resources for teaching climate change.
Spending the day with the @exploratorium 's Teacher Institute for their #STEM #NGSS conference was the proper way for teachers to enjoy their job on a Saturday! Featuring: @OfficialNGSS, @CAS_Arachnology, @aashuste, #CAngss
The 'Beast from the East' has its snowy, icy chaotic origins from a surprising source: too much heat. Featuring: @metoffice, metofficeUK, @ZLabe, @windyforecast, @beourguest, @alexdeakin
Exponential growths simply cannot continue, and for population growth, it won't... Featuring: @exploratorium, @ronhip, @gapminder, @AMNH, @PopnMatters
The @exploratorium is more than a museum. It's a stalwart for resilience in changing times. Featuring: @EnvPolicyCenter, @saveSFbay, @CAgov, @CAgovernment