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Trump and Greenland

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I posted about Trump's desire to buy Greenland at the time, but just come across this tweet and video which are rather good, and might be of use to those exploring geopolitics and cultural implications of this request.
The race for the Arctic is on, and for what?
For more fossil fuels...

I'd missed this Tweet as well.

A chance to work with me

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Occasionally, a job appears in the school where I work, and in the department where I work...
There's one free again at the moment.
We are after someone to work in the Senior school in particular, who is a strong 'A' level practitioner, through GCSE and down to KS3 in the Junior School potentially. There will also be some wider contribution to the school community too of course - sport perhaps, or some other skill you have.

Full details are on the school website.

You have until the 3rd of March to apply, and interviews are held on the 10th of March.
Good luck!

GA Conference 2020 Teachmeet

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Tickets are now available on Eventbrite for the GA Conference Teachmeet at the GA Conference 2020.
They are free of charge, and you don't have to be a conference delegate to attend, so pop in for an early Friday night treat and a beer if you live near Guildford.
Thanks to David Rogers for organising the event.

TeachMeet is not about presenting a new product or theory, rather it is a chance for teachers to hear real narratives of practice from each other. It is about being engaged and inspired by our colleagues – with a bucket-load of networking to boot!
It is free to attend, networking and cash bar from 5:30pm with presentations starting at 5:45pm. An hour of turbo CPD!
Presentations are strictly limited to 6 minutes. They will be in a random order.
Sign up here to come along - this is to give us an idea of numbers. The event is open to all, not restricted to conference delegates.
Several future GA Presidents have presented at previous Teachmeets.


Sign up to speak. Preference to those in…

New GA Chair of Trustees role

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The Geographical Association is looking for a Chair of Trustees to support the existing Governing Body fulfil its role in a fascinating and ever-changing educational landscape. It will also involve working with the current Presidential team - JVP (me), VP (Susan Pike), President (Gill Miller) and Past President (Stephen Scoffham) along with other key members of the GA's group of trustees. This is an interesting change in the governance of the Association, and we are looking for someone who has significant experience and skills which will allow us to learn from each other.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone. Please share with people you think may be available and ideal for the role.

Details are here on Guardian Jobs. Feel free to get in touch via Ricky Buck / Gill Miller for more details and information.

Deadline is the 20th of February.

Documents are available from the Guardian Jobs page.

Free CPD in Dubai

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My invitation to present at this event was obviously lost in the post, but for those colleagues in Dubai, there is an excellent CPD opportunity coming up in March.

Details sent by Matt Podbury.

Calling all teachers in/near Dubai, there is a fantastic free CPD day coming up in March.
The Geography Teacher Toolkit Conference will be held at Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis and include sessions from Matt Podbury, (geographypods.com), Richard Waller (Keele University) and John Sayers (Nord Anglia International School, Dubai).
Secure your place today and don’t forget to sign up for our teachmeet afterwards! 



The tickets have gone live on Eventbrite. They are FREE!



Order of the day

8.30 am - Registration

9.10 am - Introductions

9.30 am - Fieldwork and Geographic Skills - Richard Waller
This session will explore the creative ways in which fieldwork can be used to enhance the development of a range of important geographical skills. This would include field observation and interpretation, the combi…

RIP The Professor

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So sad to hear the news tonight that Neil Peart has passed away at the age of 67....
He was a part of my life for over 40 years, and Rush have to be one of the three bands that I have played the most whether on LP, CD or streamed on Spotify. I was privileged to see him play live 6 or 7 times I think from 1982 onwards, to the final live gig on the Time Machine tour in 2012 - regretting not seeing them on the Clockwork Angels tour now.... what a musician...
One of my favourite videos is when Peart laid down a drum track for his friend Matt Scannell from Vertical Horizon. The enjoyment of Matt as his friend and hero plays drums for him is infectious, and the drum track is awesome.... There are so many Rush tracks I could embed here... but check this out first...



And then check out Red Barchetta live from that Time Machine tour....
Rest in peace Neil...