Last week I was fortunate enough to visit GESS Dubai (a wonderful conference) and the Citizens School in Dubai. I already wrote a blog about the start of this week. You can find it here. In this blog, I want to give you a brief summary of the rest of the week (10 days actually). … Continue reading Dubai UAE & Busan South Korea
This week I'm in Dubai. I'm one of the keynote speakers at GESS DUBAI 2022 on Wednesday, but I had the privilege to arrive on Sunday. That gave me the time to visit Citizens School this morning. I got a tour of this impressive brand-new school building which just opened. At Citizens School, they strive … Continue reading Start of An educational week in Dubai
This week I spend in Scotland. I was invited by Education Scotland to be part of a panel on curriculum innovation during the Scottish Learning Festival on Wednesday. TES Magazine wrote an article about the panel session. On Thursday, I had the honour to inspire the Education Scotland Curriculum Innovation Team with a workshop. We … Continue reading A week of education evolution in scotland
This summer I was able to visit Green School South Africa. An amazing school with an amazing mission. Green School South Africa educates for sustainability. They are focused on preparing young people to thrive in a changing world. I’ve never been in a school that is so committed to saving our planet and getting the … Continue reading A Green School South Africa summer
After fifteen years of doing exciting work at DaCapo College, a school in my hometown Sittard, I started working at Agora in Roermond in 2015. We developed a public secondary school there based on a simple principle: Ask kids what they want to make, do or learn and go from there. At first, we did … Continue reading (Why) I started my own company!
On June 9th 2022 I did a presentation at Gyldendal in Copenhagen. To point out that we are able to do great things in education (for some students), I started with a fictional story about Max. Then, to show that our desire to treat everyone equally is working against us, I also did a story … Continue reading Presentation: Everybody deserves to be treated unequally!
On April 26th and 27th, I was invited to visit two Scottish primary schools. For the past three years, Torphichen and Westfield Primary were on a quest to find a more relevant way to do ‘school’, believing that schools cannot get it right for learners unless there are significant changes. To support this quest, they … Continue reading Impressive innovation in Scottish primary at Torphichen and Westfield Primary