The Learning Renaissance

Learning We Need – The Case for Rigorous Project-Based Learning – A Special Event | Edutopia

In a world filled with challenges, students who enthusiastically tackle problems and design solutions are needed. Project-based learning is a proven way to engage young people in authentic, relevant, and … Continue reading

February 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Global Citizenship Foundation

I was very pleased to have been invited to join the panel on Education Beyond Covid-19 organised by the Global Citizenship Foundation. It was quite difficult maintaining a train of … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beyond Covid 19: Education in the Time of Corona, June 6th 2020

I’m honoured to be part of this panel of distinguished educators on the Online Educational Leadership Forum for a discussion about education beyond the virus. The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Online Panel Discussion on Learning post-Covid-19, June 6 2020

When several events at which I have been due to speak this year have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was particularly pleasing to receive an invitation to … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success Tour 2020

Following the publication of Re-Examining Success in February 2020, I shall be embarking on a speaking and support tour.  The tour will encompass three related areas: Strategic briefings for senior … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

SHS ConnectEd Conference, 27 March 2020

I am delighted to have been approached to speak at the Surbiton High School ConnectEd Conference on March 27 2020. This is one of a number of interesting invitations I’ve … Continue reading

September 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Pupils shut in isolation rooms for hours, teachers say | BBC News

Children are being held in isolation rooms for as long as six hours a day for minor infringements of behaviour policies, a teachers’ conference heard. National Education Union delegates described … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Early Conference Notification: Changing Culture through Inclusive Environments in Schools

Just in from Kevin Hewitson – a very worthwhile experience on offer… Find out more here: Challenging Education Conference – 1st May 2019

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Microsoft: The Future Decoded Conference Notes

I’m a great fan of compiling notes in a visual format as it is more nuanced that typed text and more engaging for your audience. Ian Fordham from Microsoft, helpfully … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Space Summer School with ISSET

A world class opportunity for school students to join the ISSET Space Summer School in London: More details here: Mission Discovery Download their brochure here: Mission Discovery 2016.pdf  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Coastline Film Festival – Community Film Making Celebration

I’ve been really fortunate, through my books set in North Wales, to have been involved in a community film project / oral history project which explores my home town of … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A plea for the role of the Arts in the curriculum

The Guardian published this piece on the significance of the Arts in education. This formed a keynote speech from and Arts Council event…

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Education in the Digital Era Conference | Open Education Europa

It is always gratifying to know that there are people and organisations looking to the future with a positive mindset. Such is the case in the Open Education Europa organisation, … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment