Working Towards Being Myself

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This Beyond the Box Education Guide describes my first steps to taking ownership of my own learning and place in society. I’ve chosen to keep it publicly available as a reminder of where this started and for others who feel they’ve lost themselves during the process of education.

I’m delighted to host the Free eCourse on Politics in Education which fully opens access to the content of a recent pivotal Summit exploring and critiquing the role of politics in education. For details on the contributors and why this contents is important to understand now click here.

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An interest and urgency for Spoken Word and Performance Poetry has been… a surprise. Through opting for science and being the first in my family to go from school to uni, it seemed I’d become fully sensible and closed the door on frivolous activities like art! Above I’m performing to an audience of hundreds while other times I incorporate poems and stories for small groups with space for reflection.


Contributing to Projects I Care About

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TEDx Speaker Coach: from interviewing our 2016 Speakers to coaching the 2017 ones. Join us atTEDxNorwichED for the only TEDx Education event in the world this year.tdx

Teach The World Champion: supporting teachers on the UN Education Goal; “If we inspire, motivate and empower today’s children…” To see the plan click here.ttw


And, this:

Have you noticed it yet? Teachers creating ripples across the education landscape?

From the first TeachMeet in 2006 successfully combining online networks with fast-paced physical events, to the visionary work of ResearchED, Pedagoo,Teacher5aDay, WomenEd, BeyondLevels, AmazingEdUK, BAMEed…

As part of empowered grass-roots communities, teachers are putting collaboration before competition and all just under the radar. As a contributor to Teacher5aDay puts it;

If you feel this way too and want to be part of or simply support this evolving practitioner-led culture of collaboration to one that’s seen and celebrated by the public and even government, an emerging body, The Chartered College of Teaching, is one to watch; we’re at chartered.college

(and I’m in to creatively direct online content so it’s most useful for members, see you there)