This article was co-authored with Catherine Walker and Nerida Jolley. You can read the introduction here, and then continue with the rest of the article, for free, via the University of Manchester's website here. One of Maisy Summer’s beautiful images for the YPAC creative book How can climate change education address rather than exacerbate eco-anxiety, … Continue reading Creative, sensitive and grounded in diverse perspectives: Why we need inclusive climate change education
Bonus Resources for Nat Geo Kids ‘Everything: Sustainable Energy’
National Geographic Kids Everything: Sustainable Energy is available now! Some ideas and concepts didn't make it into the final draft of the book, or they were edited in a way to make them more accessible to a younger audience (while the original is still very much useful for the older kids!). So to celebrate the official release date of the book, I offer up some 'bonus extras' for you!
GAConf22 Coffee & Geography Special!
A few days ago I attended, in person, my first Geographical Association Annual Conference since 2019. The same was true of all other geography educators, since the last two had been totally online. This conference is for geography teachers, academics, exhibitors and students. It is always a wonderful event. Now that I have a podcast, I took the opportunity of grabbing my mobile recording equipment and doing a bit of recording for you all! Enjoy the listen.
The IPCC AR6 WG2 Report: A Teachers’ Guide
This is part 2 of my teachers' guide for the IPCC's 6th Assessment (AR6) on climate change. Part 1 covered the report released last year on the updated science on climate change. Now the IPCC's Working Group 2 (WG2) report, focusing on the impacts of climate change, is out. Having completed a read of the report myself, I can say with some morbidness but conviction, that the terms climate crisis and climate emergency are well and truly justified.
The DfE Draft Strategy on Climate Change & Sustainability Education: A Head’s Up & A Head Start
Many say that COP26 ended last November with not much to cheer about. But it did give us educators plenty food for thought. Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi gave encouraging sentiments regarding the Department for Education’s (DfE) plans to improve climate change and sustainability education in England. A draft strategy has been published and here I will offer a brief overview with some light analysis and what schools can do to get a head-start.
Gridserve Braintree: The world’s first forecourt for electric vehicles [On location]
The world's first forecourt for electric vehicles has more to it than meets the eye! If you are interested in, or teach, issues regarding transport, sustainable development, climate change mitigation, elecrtric vehicles and renewable energy, then you are not going to want to miss this! This video blog was filmed on-location at the GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt outside of Braintree, Essex, UK.
Purchasing (electrical) power parity!
Today, after just 3 years of ownership, my #ElectricCar has paid for itself. How on earth did it manage that? I crunch the numbers...
Apprenticeships in the ‘green sector’ (not just Geography or STEM!)
If you're a Geography or STEM educator, and you're looking for a convincing arguement to get those youngsters into your courses as a way of increasing their options for the future. Then look no further! You're going to want to read this!
A comprehensive resource bank for teaching climate change
I am delighted to announced that a comprehensive and in-depth set of resources linked to the Geography syllabus about climate change is now available via the Geographical Assoication. They come complete with teachers notes, student worksheets, glossaries and links to further reading/resources.
Teachers: we have climate-anxious youngsters, but can we do something about it
An excerpt from an article that I wrote for 'The Phoenix', a newletter by climate journalist Eric Holthaus, which focusses "most closely on humanizing this planetary emergency: being transparent about the challenges we’re facing and the complex emotions we’re all feeling, and being honest about what we need to do to radically transform our society." The banner image is original art produced for 'The Phoenix' by Laila Arêde.