For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve been involved in, and enthralled by the study of our planet. As a teacher, Head of Geography, and coach, I’ve been helping students and teachers to tell the story of the world around them for over a decade now.
Welcome to the home page for my thoughts, and ideas on teaching, learning and curriculum in Geography and beyond. I’m really excited to be part of the conversations – so please get in touch!
Here are my latest ideas – love to hear your thoughts!
One of the real joys of the work that I now do is exploring different pedagogies from disciplines that I’ve never encountered before. Here, I’d like to talk about something that I’ve seen in English pedagogy, and consider if – and how – we might want to conceptualise something similar for Geography. Appleyard (1990) Theory … Continue reading
Literacy is the ability to communicate in all forms for all purposes. If we are literate, we have the reading, writing and oracy skills and knowledge needed for success in life. As Geographers, the multidisciplinary nature of our subject means that we need to build confidence in a range of different areas. We want our … Continue reading
Supporting Geography Candidates for University & Oxbridge. Part 8: Coaching and approaches for teachers and mentors
So, we’ve talked through the technical approaches of how to prepare and support great candidates, and I’ve shared what I know about the various components of the process. In this final post, I want to share what I think is the hardest and most challenge part of it all – the emotional rollercoaster that this … Continue reading