A Leadership Strategy: Ask not what your people can do for you (rather, the other way around)

My part in the research project ILETC is looking at the role of the teacher, adapting and changing mind frames and practices to take the opportunities that the innovative learning environment affords. This cannot happen in a vacuum, it is effective and lasting when change is the result of leadership, clear vision and the collective pursuitContinue reading “A Leadership Strategy: Ask not what your people can do for you (rather, the other way around)”

Innovating learning environments: 4 ways to think about sustaining change

We love the photos of cool learning spaces with funky furniture They are captivating, inspiring, but it is impossible to know the full story from a tweeted photo. Recently I’ve had numerous opportunities to talk about the context for change and  several resonating themes are emerging around people and change: That chair/table/tech won’t be the silver bullet It’sContinue reading “Innovating learning environments: 4 ways to think about sustaining change”

School life 2030: When the wheels finally fell off the education bandwagon

Which do you choose? Option 1: Learning in the 2030s has what I need, when I need it, nothing like my parents’ generation. They went to this thing called  ‘school’, it looked like a prison! Option 2: Yeah, we tried those open, flexible classrooms in the 1970s and then again in the 2010s. It was never going toContinue reading “School life 2030: When the wheels finally fell off the education bandwagon”