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What it’s like to teach in… Germany

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When I introduce pupils to the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs), many of them are shocked. They aren’t aware that there is a plan for the world that countries have committed to.

Many of them have a negative view of the world: they watch and read the news, they learn about climate change and they don’t think there is a lot of hope. I think we are doing a great job discussing these topics in Germany, but we need to allow for our students to have more space to care and actively make an impact on topics they find problematic.

I spend a lot of my school day trying to find the ...

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