The people that have inspired me, had a positive influence on my life and made learning exciting, were quite often not teachers. They were cleaners, coaches, guides and mentors. I had some great teachers too. Reflecting on what the teacher was doing in these moments and as a consequence, what I was doing as a learner, has led me to a passionate advocacy for learning by doing. In my Tedx talk below, I speak about a set of focal points for learning that can assist us in reaching an optimal state of flow. I make the case that schools should embrace their individuality and that every day should be the most rewarding, exciting and memorable day possible.
The slides that show these focal points are included here as many of them don’t come through clearly in the recording.