Students as partners, not just stakeholders

An article was written for the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) "Ideas From Teachers" blog. Student leadership and youth empowerment has always been a core component of my approach to teaching, and I learned to recognise and move from ‘tokenism’ leadership towards ‘partnership’. Here’s my experience, which may give you some encouragement and ideas to hand over the reins yourself.

Why Not Now? (Youth Climate Summit 2020)

A performance piece inspired by young people for the Youth Climate Summit 2020. Written, performed and produced by Kit Rackley. Watch the performance , and click on the links embedded in the lyrics to explore case-studies of positive climate action by young people.

Why Not Now sign up for the Youth Climate Summit!

Calling all teachers, schools and students at both the primary and secondary phases! The Youth Climate Summit is a free, week-long virtual festival (9-13 Nov) of themed discussions and activities. Read more to whet your appetite!

Geographical Decade Review: 2010-2019 (Part 2)

#GeographyTeacher #DecadeInReview 2010-19 (Pt 2) - Nos 5 to 1 in my top-ten run-down of noteworthy 'geographical' items of the past decade. Ft. @StrikeClimate @BirdgirlUK @BBCWorld #DigitalPlanet @Gapminder @MetOffice @ClimateSignals

Global Climate Strike: Open letter to school leaders

Global Climate Strike (Friday 20th September): My open letter to school leaders.

The simplest things

My first week at the Exploratorium, and again I find myself having the pleasure of seeing young people in action. Featuring: @exploratorium