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@AntarcticTreaty is hosting its first Climate Day today at its 45th meeting in Helsinki - and I was invited to give a keynote presentation.
The event is not public, but for transparency, I have decided to share my slides in this thread, 🧵⬇️
#seriousness #urgency #action
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This presentation builds upon the @IPCC_CH Sixth Assessment (AR6) reports, which I describe as a co-production, and which are the most reviewed scientific assessments, providing a robust assessment of the state of scientific knowledge, endorsed by all governments.
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Antarctica is an increased focus of the @IPCC_CH assessments, in particular related to ice sheet and global sea level rise, ocean circulation, as well as unique ecosystems and biodiversity.

Reports reflect science advances, and knowledge gaps
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So the #PIRLS2021 survey of #literacy scores around the world is out, and England has ended up in 4th place - up from 8th in the last PIRLS survey in 2016.

Not bad, eh? Ahead of Finland - often lauded as the country to emulate.

Actually, we really need to talk about Finland.... Image
I've lost count of the number of gushing articles about Finland's education system and how 'if only we were more like Finland, everything would be better'.

See here:…

And here:…

But maybe things aren't so great there after all.
Even before this new PIRLS data on literacy levels in Finland came along, problems were already evident. Just look at PISA.

"Finland has an increasing number of young people who are not literate enough to study and participate in society."
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#Distort, #discredit, #dismiss - 6 additional tactics of media manipulators and why they work to sabotage public discourse


Details follow:
1/ 6 types of media manipulators
Anti-science activism never went away, it got a new ugly face in the #information age:

Quacks, gurus, contrarian doctors, fake experts, influencers, political commentators and similar media manipulators.

Previously we looked at "merchants of #doubt"

Today, we take a look at the "merchants of #ambiguity"

Their overarching goal is to create the perception that scientific issues are either eternally #unresolved or that #alternative interpretations are just as plausible or likely.

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Thanks to @WBEN for highlighting the reading crisis in our region and the need to discuss ways in which reading instruction should be improved in WNY schools. This is an important conversation.

@SusanWBEN @NiagaraErie @ECASBnews @NYSUTWNY…
We agree with school leaders on two points.

First, we agree that the NYSED data is not “an accurate reflection of a student’s growth.”

But that isn’t the point of our report.
According to NYSED, the ELA assessments “provide students, families, and educators credible measures of students' English Language Arts skills and knowledge."

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Join us at 3 p.m. (WAT) tomorrow as we commemorate #EducationDay with a #tweetchat where gender experts @Tawakalit19 and @ngunanioron_a will share insights on how to shift social norms that keep girls out of school in Nigeria.

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Hello everyone! Welcome to our #tweetchat titled, "Transforming Social Norms: Girl Child Education" dedicated to #EducationDay2023, an annual event that raises awareness on the state of education in the world. The theme for this year is "Invest in people, prioritise education."
Formal education is critical to improving people’s quality of life and the nation's development. Globally, 244 million children and youth are out of school, and 771 million adults are illiterate.

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English teachers: In this🧵, I'll share some research & articles to convince you genre matters more than you think it does, regardless of grade span. AND if you read to the end, I'll share a free resource to help you take action! Take 5 mins & join me!... #literacy #teamenglish
...Let's wade in slowly — with some Renaissance Art! Check out this painting from Giuseppe Arcimboldo: an upside-down fruit bowl almost immediately looks like a face to us: something called "pareidolia." Our brains are trained to see it based on our experience. (cool, right?)… Image
…You've likely experienced this at school. Eye-tracking research suggests that experienced teachers notice different things than novice ones when they watch videos of instruction (e.g. spotting un-engaged students).… Image
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@FearnhillSchool has recently gone from RI to Good and our approach to reading across school was mentioned in the report as a strength. This thread outlines the way we run reading interventions and outlines some of the challenges and things that worked for us 🧵
We started by training a few key people to deliver reading fluency/echo reading sessions and administer the YARC test. Huge thanks goes to @HertsEnglish and @HfLSecondaryEng for their fantastic training and support.
We tested our KS3 students with the YARC single word reader test - quick and simple and only needed 5 mins out of lesson - then YARC tested any with below age reading. Planned 4 strands for intervention to ensure sessions were tailored to needs…
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1. Today's headline '175,000 11-year-olds starting secondary school are unable to read properly, Ofsted head warns'

Must we accept that a certain proportion of students will leave school illiterate to some degree? Does it matter if some can't read? 🧵

#EduTwitter #Literacy
2. If you can’t read, you can’t participate in social discourse as others do. You have to adapt - or just fake it.
3. Being a poor reader massively increases a child’s vulnerability.
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#Financial #Literacy begins at home.
Teach your children to save coins, and small notes, inside a locker, or some other toy which imitates a treasure chest.
Once they do that, they will be careful with spending and saving for the rest of their lives.
Awareness matters!
When I was a kid, I remember banks visiting my school to open student #savings accounts.
They used to give students #passbooks, which operated as cheque books.
Parents were cosignatories.
That is how I developed a passion for saving money.
Most of the developing economies fail to grow well because they have a savings crisis!
They need to import #capital from overseas to fund development projects and fix the gap between investment resources.
SE- Asian Nations have done well because of a high domestic #savings rate.
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In this thread students @MQLinguistics
@Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

⬇️⬇️⬇️Favorite facts about #literacies ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Learning about message sticks is my favorite. When thinking about message sticks from a #literacies perspective, they seem very modern.…
It is intriguing to learn that humans weren't made to #read and that it is possible due to brain plasticity. It is also fascinating that #reading #Chinese script and alphabetic #writing activates different brains areas

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The importance of #readingforpleasure on our #mentalhealth from @readingagency #edutwitter
Children with reading difficulties are at greater risk of developing mental health problems later in life, including depression & anxiety. Source:
The importance of #readingforpleasure on our #mentalhealth from @readingagency #edutwitter
Non-readers are 28% more likely to report feelings of depression, and about 1.3 million people in the UK say they rarely read because of depression. Source:
The importance of #readingforpleasure on our #mentalhealth from @readingagency #edutwitter
Reading for pleasure increases self-esteem, the ability to cope with difficult situations & is associated with better sleeping patterns. Source:
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Pakistan's Education Handed Over To Mullahs: Perevz Hoodbhoy On Single National Curriculum | Ms @AiliaZehra | @nayadaurpk_urdu | @nayadaurpk Full 👉

#MalalaYousafzai #ملالہ_یوسفزئی
#SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب
#SingleNationalCurriculum would obstruct the critical thinking amongst students explains Dr Perevz Hoodbhoy | @AiliaZehra | @nayadaurpk_urdu | @nayadaurpk Full

#MalalaYousafzai #ملالہ_یوسفزئی
#SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب
How the #SingleNationalCurriculum
Thrusted & Enforced down the throats of #NonMuslim Minorities in Pakistan explains Dr Perevz Hoodbhoy | @AiliaZehra @nayadaurpk_urdu | @nayadaurpk Full

#MalalaYousafzai #ملالہ_یوسفزئی
#SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب
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Proud Moment!: Business Development Manager 25-year-old #VaidehiDongre from #Michigan crowned #MissIndia #USA 2021; "This One Is For My Aai", dedicates win to her mother; Says 'It #empower #women of #Indian origin':
Beauty pageant held over weekend.
#Thread @JoeBiden @POTUS
Represented #India immigrants living in #UnitedStates as new Miss India USA. India born #MichiganState University #graduate @UMich @michiganstateu. Arshi Lalani from Georgia declared first runner-up. Vaidehi shared, "I want to leave positive lasting impact on my community and...
Focus on women's financial independence and #literacy." Vaidehi graduated in International Studies. Described journey as “whirlwind”. Mira Kasari got third position. "I've always strived to be role model for young girls, celebrate my rich #SouthAsian #heritage and leave lasting
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In the course of living my life, I am usually preoccupied with key life questions that guide my thinking, work and impact. This one is a #Thread listing the issues/ questions that I am considering. I share them in no particular order.
1. I am pondering what it would take for government to be truly controlled by the people and how governance can be less elitist. Most people in the world do not have a clue of how and why decisions that impact them are made by politicians (who often have very low expertise)
2. I am specifically wondering about information and data usage and how it can be better (and more) used by people - you and I - to specifically guide our personal actions, plans and how we demand for our rights.
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Historically #Kashmiri women have enjoyed freedom like none of their counterparts in the other regions of our country. The intrusion of regressive ideologies, targeted at women, in the 90’s, might have pushed them behind but they are rapidly changing the gender norms.

The spirit of women in #Kashmir, supported aptly by various #government initiatives, have grown wings that enable them to soar the skies and break the glass ceiling.
#WomenEmpowerment #Kashmir

@FatimaDar_jk @MirYanaSY @AsimKhanTweets @IAmErAijaz
With the #abrogation, women of #Kashmir now have a stake in their ancestral properties regardless of their choice is spouse. This have liberated women who are not bound, shackled with patriarchal laws.

@NamrataWakhloo @AartiTikoo @IAmErAijaz
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پاکستان کی لبرل و سیکولر اشرافیہ کو “ #تصوف “ کا بہت شوق ہے مگر انہیں عمران خان صاحب و تحریک انصاف کا تصوف پسند نہیں ہے ۔ دونوں گروہ قدیم اور اصل صوفیاء کے یہ اقوال پڑھیں اور آنکھیں کھول لیں (بحوالہ قول الجمیل از شاہ ولی اللہ ) Image
جس #تصوف #سلوک و #طریقت کو مزاروں ، چلوں اور وظیفوں میں ڈھونڈا جاتا ہے وہ تصوف اور وہ صوفی صرف خدمت خلق میں ہے


طریقت بجز خدمت خلق نیست

بہ تسبیح و سجادہ و دلق نیست

“طریقت، خدمت خلق کے سوا کچھ اور نہیں ہے”

“یہ تسبیح اور سجادہ اور گدڑی سے (میں) نہیں ہے”
تصوف ، سلوک و طریقت یونیورسٹیوں سے نہیں درد دل سے ہے سائنس کو مذہب سے الگ رکھیں دونوں کو برباد کریگی یہ ملاوٹ - تصوف و سلوک و طریقت صرف یہ ہے 👇


درد دل کے واسطے پیدا کیا انسان کو

ورنہ طاعت کے لیے کچھ کم نہ تھے کر و بیاں

#دوستی #محبت #صلہ_رحمی
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Term Insurance 101 :

"Learn everything about Term Insurance"

A Thread 🧵👇
1/ What is Term Insurance?
In term insurance, the insured person covers himself for a specific period of time. In case, something happens to him during that specific time and the plan is active, then the death benefit is passed on to his nominee.
2/ Assume, that Mr. X has insured himself for 30 years. And, if he dies in the 24th year then the death benefit will be provided to the nominee.
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Does @IowaGOP @realiowacrs appreciate the good work that @ChuckGrassley is doing to point blame at #antifa for the #CapitolRiots? Understand that y'all need it because jailed constituents can't vote.
The #IAGOP could use to support remedial #literacy program for seniors elected from their ranks. They might be able to understand the #CapitolRiots better.…
It's something that @iowacrs @YoungIowaGOP @officialifcr could volunteer to better their community.
How many contacts do the #scgop have with these types?…
How many of the @SCGOP's constituents would end up in jail for those contacts, be unable to vote for either @TimScottSC or @LindseyGrahamSC? #CapitolRiots
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#StokesSchool is 100% virtual RN and we will continue online learning this SY. We are proud of how our teachers and scholars adapted to online learning. Learn more today ⬇️⬇️
Student government surveyed all scholars about what aspects we should continue when we return in person. #remotelearning #virtuallearning #studentgovernment #studentagency #useyourvoice @padlet @zearned @Seesaw @dcpave @dcpavevoices
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1 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
2 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
To say that #Jinnah & #AIML wanted to make #Secular #Liberal #Pakistan not the Theocratic State is a Half Truth ! How would you explain #Islamic Speeches of Jinnah ? Reference:… ( cc @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad @omarali50 )

#TwoNationTheory #Islam #India #Partition ImageImageImage
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Participated in the Rotary Club's Programme on the topic 'भारत में सम्पूर्ण साक्षरता - एक दिशा' today.
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35,000+ clubs of Rotary are working together on significant issues such as promoting peace, fighting conflict, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, protecting mothers and children & much more. ImageImageImageImage
#Literacy is a catalyst for development, which enables a person not only to get proper economic, political and social benefits but also to contribute to national and international development.
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For #literacy educators, teacher educators & researchers participating in #ScholarStrike some curated resources from the #MarginalSyllabus project including blog posts, author webinars & annotated articles about the lives and #literacies of Black learners and educators. Thread >
In “The Stories They Tell: Mainstream Media, Pedagogies of Healing and Critical Media Literacy" @aprilbakerbell @RavenForevamore @SakeenaEverett describe how Black youth use social media as counterspaces for critical literacy… #ScholarStrike #CiteBlackWomen
In “What’s Radical about Youth Writing?: Seeing and Honoring Youth Writers & Their Literacies” @MarcelleHaddix describes her work with young writers leveraging their stories & voices to advance critical cultural conversations… #ScholarStrike #CiteBlackWomen
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