Technology changes at such a fast pace, it is hard to keep up if you’re in the industry. Schools however, have lagged behind for too long and are now desperately trying to plug the gap between themselves and the real world.
Every day we learn a little more about how the brain works and thus how we can enhance our ability to be creative.
To be able to combine these two areas is the key to ensuring that the schools of the future are fit for purpose – that is, that they allow our students to be everyhing that they should be, even if we, as their teachers, do not know what that future is going to look like.
I am currently the Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching at a secondary school in Surrey, England where I do my best to practise what I preach whilst teaching English!
I write for the wonderful Edudemic Magazine, giving international readers a taste of what it’s like to teach in the UK, and I also contribute to the Guardian Teacher Network blog and the TES magazine.
I hope that you will enjoy exploring the content on these pages and contribute your own thoughts, ideas and experiences of innovation and creativity (or a lack thereof) in education.