Megan Dredge is a skilled and animated presenter, communicator, educator and trainer. For more than a decade, she has been teaching in both the private and public sectors. Megan’s passion is to place resources in the hands of principals, school leadership and teachers so that they educate and communicate better than ever before. Follow her work here: https://megandredge.com
Heather Michel, EdD: The importance of personal experience, dedicating your life to something that will change the world and why liking kids is just not enough (#9).
Heather Michel EdD is an experienced educator and lecturer from the University of San Diego. Her research areas include: supporting recent teaching graduates, teacher professional development and teacher driver observation. It was fascinating to talk with her about the similarities and differences between both the Australian and US education systems. We covered a lot of ground in this interview including:
- Advice for people wanting to pursue a career in education,
- Common misconceptions about the profession
- And the importance of developing resilience in this rapidly changing profession
For more about her amazing work please see her faculty page
Dr Tim Sharp: The importance of happiness, the role of gratitude and why you need a life outside of work (#8)
An internationally renowned leader in the field of Positive Psychology Dr. Tim Sharp (aka Dr. Happy) is a sought after Speaker and Facilitator, Consultant and Coach, Writer and Podcaster, Spokesperson and Brand Ambassador
David Allen is one of the world’s most sought after speakers and management consultants. He has been described as the “Father of Modern Productivity.” and is one of the American Management Association’s top 10 business leaders. His best selling book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is a global phenomenon. Time Magazine called Getting Things Done the self-help business book of its time.
Anne Knock: The Beauty of a Complex Future and how we can embrace the messiness of change in school environments (#6)
For more than three decades Anne has worked in education and development. Commencing as a primary school teacher, she then moved into leading community development programs, school system administration and growing a school-based innovation centre in Sydney. Now Ann works as an independent consultant and is completing her PhD. Her work focuses on:
- How might we create environments where people thrive?
- How do we transform cultural to sustain change?
I have been a fan of Ann’s work for a long time and I feel very fortunate to have facilitated this discussion.
Ben Hammersley: Inventing the word podcast, Moore’s Law and preparing young people for a future that we can’t even imagine (#5).
Ben Hammersley is a New York-based consultant, keynote speaker, and systems developer, working on Adaptive Futurism, and Cognitive Risk. His resume is mind-boggling and combines three interconnected subjects - journalist, technologist, and strategic foresight. He has been a reporter for the Times and pioneered multi-platform reporting for the BBC. The word “Podcast” is generally considered to have been invented by ben in an article for The Guardian in February 2004. A year later and it was declared Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary. He is a pilot, a licensed EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians) and Wilderness Medic, a triathlete and ultra-runner, a diver, photographer, and disaster response volunteer. In this fascinating and wide-ranging discussion we talk about:
1) What is adaptive futurism and Cognitive Risk?
2) What is Moore’s Law and why should we all pay attention to it?
3) The significance of the current shift from students learning facts to learning pathways?
4) How to prepare young people for a future that we can’t even begin to comprehend?
Ben was funny, engaging and so generous with his time. I hope that you get as much out of it as I did. Enjoy.
Pasi Sahlberg: Embracing collective responsibility for student learning, teaching autonomy and why change is so hard (#4)
Pasi Sahlberg has worked as a schoolteacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and policymaker in Finland and advised education system leaders around the world.
In this week’s episode of The Art of Teaching Podcast, we are hearing from the incredible Nigel Marsh. His TED speech on work/life balance remains the most viewed ever given outside of America with well over four million hits. His internationally acclaimed podcast The Five Of My Life can be found on iTunes.
Today’s episode is a discussion with Professor Yong Zhao. Professor Zhao has been recognised as one of the world’s most influential education scholars. We covered a lot of ground in this week’s discussion.
Richard has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of our generation. He is an award-winning author, speaker and renowned thinker. After every chat with Richard I feel inspired, challenged and excited to get back into the classroom.