The estate suffers from serious
social deprivation and crime. Car
theft and joyriding are particularly
prevalent on the estate. Most schools
on the estate underperform, and
unemployment on the estate is high.
The estate has its own Police
Station adjacent to the North Point
Image: Flickr user Jonathan Gill
King Edward VII, King’s Lynn,
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• Geography literally means ‘writing the
“I teach because I search,
because I question, and
because I submit myself to
“Whoever teaches learns in
the act of teaching, and
whoever learns teaches in
the act of learning.”
I’m a different teacher
Always look for theAlways look for the
stories in the newsstories in the news
can be explained bycan be explained by
your geographicalyour geographical
There are only ever choices.... When
choices are made and accepted by a
sufficient number of teachers, they
tend to become 'common sense'
The choices YOU make are all
Calvin: You can't just turn on creativity
like a tap. You have to be in the right
Hobbes: What mood is that?
Calvin: Last-minute panic
What’s your ‘view’ of geography ?
What’s your students’ view of it ?
(An egg hatches and a rhino comes
Lisa: Rhinos don't hatch from eggs.
Homer: What did you just see, Lisa?
Lisa: I know, but . . .
Homer: What did you just see?
With thanks to Margaret Roberts for idea...