Started full-time teaching Geography (Earth/Social/Environmental Sciences) in September 2005. Become Head of Department in 2011. I have been fortunate that my career so far has led to amazing professional development, such as organising field trips as close as the Norfolk Coast and as far away as Yellowstone National Park. In 2013 I was part of a group who worked with teachers in Malawi. I am currently on a year-long sabbatical, mostly in the United States. Please check out my blog at Wordpress, which details my experiences but often framed as a resource bank for other teachers. Feel free to share my blog with your colleagues!
Active, sometimes dramatic! (Also have a drama background). I usually like to steer away from using textbooks, but do see the value of them with some learning objectives and lessons. I aim to be very visual, interactive and creative with my resources. I am a total digital geek - and like to use GIS and social media in learning (e.g. Twitter).
My work has often been used as examples of outstanding practise within my regional network (Norfolk, UK). In 2013 and 2016 I led the Geography department at my school to the UK's Geographical Association's Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) National Award and Centre of Excellence, in which lesson provision, planning and materials formed a substantial part (see the GA SGQM page.) I am now beginning to have articles published in national educational magazines and give talks, lectures, training and CPD to teachers and trainee teachers nation-wide.
A degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK (2001-2004). Completed my teacher training in 2005.
My name is Steve Rackley, a UK Geography (Earth/Social/Environmental Sciences) teacher, environmental activist and doin' that green thing! Currently on sabbatical for 2017-18: see geogramblings.com!
Specialty, Math, Graphing, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Government, European History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Business, Economics , Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Asian Studies, Engineering