Mr H's Classroom
Geography is Awesome
Don’t take Geography if you want to know what the capitals of the world’s countries are. Don’t take it if you’re interested in the major imports and exports of Tajikistan. And stay away from Geography if you like knowing the location of major rivers, mountains and deserts. These things are not Geography. They may have been half a century ago. But this is not what Geography is today.
Geography is the biggest, most relevant, most future-focussed and dynamic subject there is. You literally study everything there is on planet earth – both the natural elements and the human. It encompasses elements of Biology, History, Economics, Mathematics and huge chunks of Science. It is also both a practical and a deeply philosophical subject.
Yes, the subject matter is diverse – everything from tropical cyclones to volcanoes, from the dynamics of cities to population pyramids. But there’s also a lot more… (READ MORE)
How to Do Well in Mr H's Class
Basically, it comes down to these four things:
About Mr H
Mr Hampton-Cole has taught Geography for about two decades (or so). Now at Redhill, he was previously the Geography Subject Leader at Crawford College Lonehill and before that he was Head of Department at Parktown Boys' High School. He has also taught some English, a little History, some ICT and even Chess (as a school subject).
Mr H writes a popular blog which covers his thinking about education, critical thinking and the use of technology in education. He is also very active on Twitter and speaks at conferences.
At the end of 2015, Mr H took the South African National high school robotics team to the World Robotics Olympiad in Doha.
Mr H feels strongly about creating a new, more relevant education system. He loves to integrate technology into education, he is a great believer that school should help you to learn how to think, not what to think, and he is very much against tests and exams.
A Message to Parents
Please follow THIS LINK to read my letter of introduction and statement of principles.
PAID IPAD APPS
The following apps are recommended (but not compulsory) for use in Mr H's class: