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”

Every space tells a story: Is your library the community’s living room? 6xCs to shaping your narrative.

I have a soft spot for libraries. I started my teaching career in a primary school as the teacher librarian. This isn’t usually the first job for a young graduate, but it was mine. I loved reading to the children, making author and theme related display, but most of all, seeing the children explore the worldContinue reading “Every space tells a story: Is your library the community’s living room? 6xCs to shaping your narrative.”

scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft

DOK, Delft best library in The Netherlands – celebrating stories DOK is challenging the notion of library. Located in the commercial/retail precinct of Delft, within a pedestrian zone, it is the site of a former supermarket. As we wait for the doors to open at 10am, so do members of the local community. In theContinue reading “scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft”

scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft

DOK, Delft best library in The Netherlands – celebrating stories DOK is challenging the notion of library. Located in the commercial/retail precinct of Delft, within a pedestrian zone, it is the site of a former supermarket. As we wait for the doors to open at 10am, so do members of the local community. In theContinue reading “scil on the road – DOK Library Concept Centre, Delft”

scil on the road – inspiration everywhere

Have you been inspired by your everyday surroundings? As we travel, even the ordinary makes us think about better ways to design the school environment. Shopping centres and airports become inspirational. What this trip has taught me is that it is time to look beyond what schools are supposed to do, be and look likeContinue reading “scil on the road – inspiration everywhere”