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!
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
Fundamentally, the biggest differentiation between Oxford & Cambridge (and a couple of other places) and other universities is the focus on dialogic teaching as the key focus of your student experience. As well as lectures, seminars and workshops that you’d have at any Geography Department, you’ll get regular discussions and debates in small groups. At … Continue reading
Supporting Geography Candidates for University & Oxbridge. Part 6: Preparing for Admissions Tests – Oxford Geography candidates ONLY
Candidates to read Geography at Oxford complete a pre-interview assessment task, but this is not something that candidates for Cambridge need to complete. The purpose of the pre-interview assessment is to help the admissions team offer interviews to the best of the applicants. Oxford currently use the Thinking Skills Assessment (Part 1 and Part 2) … Continue reading