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LiNE and LOtC – are you up to date?

Are you a member of CLOtC?  If you are, you’ll know that the recent members’ newsletter contained: curriculum updates to help you make what you do more effective ideas on fundraising information about resources and events to help you provide effective learning experiences. Examples included: There is a wealth of research, including Ofsted guidance, which demonstrates that learning outside…

Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, will be the keynote speaker at a Montessori conference in London on March 12th 2016, and he may be staying on for a few more days for other presentations.  We’ll keep you informed. We think that there a quite a few children in the woods these days, but we do…

From pessimism to hope …

Ben Ballin, from Tide~ global learning, has contributed a post to the Cambridge Primary Review Blog.  It’s titled From pessimism to hope: global learning and sustainability, and you can read it here.  It begins: When the Cambridge Primary Review conducted its Community Soundings in 2007, it encountered a widespread sense of the world as a threatening place for children. The Review’s Final…

It’s windy in Denmark

Wind power generated a record 140% of Denmark’s electricity needs one day this autumn.   This enabled the country to export surplus energy to neighbours including Germany, Norway and Sweden. Data shows that Denmark generated 116% of its electricity needs from wind turbines,  and that by 3am one Friday morning the figure had increased to 140%.…

Teaching about El Niño

The Economist has a readable article on the current El Niño which is already wreaking its chaos on the world’s weather systems and economies. There’s a great map which shows that where the losers are from all this – and where the winners are as well, as El Niño is a double-edged sword with rich…

Think Global training opportunities

Here is a list of professional development opportunities from Think Global up to March 2016.  Click on the link for the details. 16 November 2015: Making sense of British Values (Salisbury) 19 November 2015: Moving from RRSA Level 1 to Level 2 (London) 19 November 2015: Climate Conference for Schools (London) 20 November 2015: Global Teachers Award Level 2…