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  • Working together?

    I wrote an article for Issue 4 of Elephant Times, the new venture from Tide~.  It ended with a challenge to organisations promoting development education and global learning: –  remember that tackling climate change and environmental issues is vital if all humans...

  • Just about COPing

    A whole bunch of educational organisations are taking the Glasgow meeting of COP26 seriously by either planning to be there to encourage delegates, by producing resources for schools, or holding webinars – or all three.  This follows government calls for...

  • England's been going to the dogs since the Normans came

    For those who took Philip Larkin's gloomy text about the state of the country(side) too much to heart, fear not.  As AN Wilson noted in his poetry of place book, England, published by Eland Books, this country has been going to the dogs from at least...

  • Celebrating Earth Day with Philip Larkin

    Thursday April 22nd is Earth Day 2021.  50 years ago, Philip Larkin was commissioned to write a prologue to a UK government report, How Do You Want To Live?  (HMSO, 1972).  This was one of the UK's papers submitted to the landmark 1972...

  • Wild LIVE: Is education failing our young people and the natural world?

    I listened into the latest Wild Live webinar the other day, but came away disappointed. In case you wanted a reason not to watch it, I can reveal [Spoiler Alert!] the answer to the question posed in the title is:...

  • Luna, Aria, Albie, Carol and Nigel

    Way back in what now almost seems another life, I used to travel round Somerset and Wiltshire watching PGCE students teach.  I got into the habit of looking at class lists to note the fore-names of those being taught, and...

  • Wordsworth and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

    In The Tables Turned, Wordsworth wrote: "... One impulse from a vernal wood  /  May teach you more of man,  /  Of moral evil and of good,  /  Than all the sages can.  ..." I've just returned from such a wood which...

  • Learning about the climate: young people and schools

    As I noted the other day, and also a few weeks ago, I gave a talk to a group of PGCE geography students at the start of the year.  At the end of the talk, I set out what I thought about...

  • Learning about the climate: the curriculum

    As I've already noted, earlier in the year I gave a talk to a group of PGCE geography students.  I did this from home, of course, using a rather slick platform that I never quite learned the name of. Towards...

  • Dear Michelle, ...

    A while back, Teach the Future launched a campaign to have members of the education professions write to their MPs calling for better climate education in schools.  I duly obliged.  Below is what I sent based on a template provided...