Tuesday, 20th July

1. The Climate Connection podcast is proving very popular. Episode 5, explaining why every child should bring their own plant to school and with a report from the Hands Up project in Palestine, is now available https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/climate-connection-episode-5-greenhouse-classes PDFs of episode notes and transcript below.

2. The final event in the Teachers AHEAD project, Inclusion Beyond Borders, will take place this Saturday, 24th July, starting at 09:30 UK time. The project seeks “to foster innovation, economic growth and progress, promote digital citizenship and draw attention to knowledge sources for skills required by new professions of tomorrow”. More info and registration here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusion-beyond-borders-tickets-161516172219 and here’s the Teachers AHEAD website http://iclasse.eu/ahead/

3. The next webinar in the Language and Sustainable Development webinar series will take place on the 23rd of July at 12:00 UK time, when Kate Spowage will present Prosperity and Exploitation: Language and Sociolinguistic Structure in Capitalist Rwanda. PDF of abstract below, and you can register for the webinar here https://essex-university.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtdemurTIqGNVA48IdZFUSsLr5fI-H9g_p Fair to say, I think, that this would seem to be a more than usually politically engaged event.

4. And, finally, to even things up Obama-wise after Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford last Tuesday, here’s Michelle Obama discussing Education & Self-Belief with pupils and staff from a London secondary school https://youtu.be/k6KSiZ2KA8s

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