Unlearn With Us
Sir Ken Robinson, Peter Gamwell, Angela Duckworth, Alan November, Andy Miah, Adam Schoenbart, George Curous, A.J Juliani, Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Elon Musk and more recently Don Wettrick and Nate Green, and schools such as The Independent Project, Blue Sky School here in Ottawa, The Met School Model and Iowa BIG to name a few, have all inspired me in one way or another that change in education needs to happen and that it is happening. My journey of “unlearning” began the moment I watched Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”. I was hooked and continued to seek others in the educational field who have a similar message and I haven’t looked back since. I started my unlearning journey and just had to take my students with me. Unlearning is scary and can feel lonely at times. Often times after teachers are introduced to the big ideas from someone like Sir Ken the general feeling is that it all sounds great, but HOW can we incorporate creativity into an allotted time period, with specific curriculum, all while preparing our students for postsecondary education? My hope is that this blog will become a place where teachers and students can see the unlearning process. I plan to share the successes and failures in our unlearning journey to hopefully help others take the risk and be a part of this educational crusade!!
Please come and unlearn with us!
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” — Pablo Picasso