Here are some clips from talks I've given.
I started off as a musician who gradually introduced more talking between the songs. Then, for a long time, I just talked. And now I'm starting to let the songs creep back in. The clip was taken at a conference in Auckland in April 2011. Here I ask 'when did education become a competitive sport?'
I'm writing a book on how to build innovative learning cultures - in education and in business. I believe that visionary leaders, in both fields, create 'Learning Commons'. Ensuring learning is social, and giving workers/learners the 'right to roam' are key characteristics of innovative companies and schools.
One of the sacred cows in education is that learning must be sequential to have rigour. But the complexity of people's personal learning networks nowadays means that ad hoc, just-in-time learning is far more effective. And as this musical story shows, when combined with powerful intrinsic motivation, all our expectations can be confounded. This clip comes from a speech I gave in Sydney in 2011.
This one's a little different. I spoke at a BettaKultcha event at a famous rock venue in Leeds. It was more like a stand-up comedy gig, but the format is that each speaker gets 5 minutes to talk to 20 timed slides. I had a lot to fit in, and produced a PB of 4:55, so it's a bit breathless, but good fun.