The exchange of ideas

I had the privilege of opening the Building Learning Communities conference (#BLC12) in Boston last week with Alan November from November Learning – an international leader in education technology. BLC started with a group of 20 friends and has grown into an international exchange of ideas with over 90 workshops presented throughout the three days. … More The exchange of ideas

A general education

Writing back in 2000, this is Edward de Bono‘s assessment of the education system: In most countries there are examinations of some sort in place and teachers have to prepare students to get through those exams.  This is what parents expect; this is what students need in order to pass through the gateways into a … More A general education

Stairs and umbrellas

One of my former colleagues sent me a great example of how you can change people’s habits by turning something seemingly tedious into something fun. On the same day, I also received an email from the principal of  one of our secondary schools who wanted to share photos of some of their new learning space (below).  … More Stairs and umbrellas