Initiativitis, 21st Centuryness and other ills of learning
It's an oldie that I've only just unearthed. Nearly two years ago I spoke to 500 'creative agents', people from the creative industries working in schools, at their national conference in Birmingham on how to manage creativity in education.
And I just discovered the video on Vimeo.
This talk was one of the first 'biggies' that I gave after "coming back" to education after my time at Channel 4. One of the reasons I quite like it is that it led to one of the projects of which I am most proud: TEDxKids @ Sunderland.
It covers a few things:
- on feeling uncomfortable with innovation, and remembering you're not alone;
- the importance of continuing professional development over annual reviews and five year forward planning;
- the power of social media to overcome the shortcomings of the press and the telephone (even more relevant in these days of uncovering the poor quality of journalism in corners of this country), and the responsibility of schools and parents to relearn how to communicate.
- communicating better with parents;
- listening better to share better;
- creative copying;
- the Seven Spaces;
- harnessing data;
- gamifying learning and having permission to dream a little.