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131: Education A Manifesto for Change with Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver has been described as one of the most inspirational leaders of his generation. He is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker.

Richard began his career in education, most notably as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, famously transformed into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world. He was celebrated by UNESCO and the UK Government for its incredible turnaround.

Richard has since transitioned to the global stage where he uses his trademark humour and natural style to deliver passionate, provocative and authentic speeches. He draws upon the first-hand experiences and unique insights garnered from frontline education to explore the links between great leadership, human potential, change and innovation. His ability to connect experiences across many seemingly different environments helps people to expand their thinking and perception of potential. It is this authenticity and uniqueness which has helped Richard win him global acclaim and invitations to speak on the most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and BBC radio.

The three core principles underpinning Richard’s philosophy are communication, empowerment and impact. He argues that great leadership is first and foremost about serving the needs of the people who work for you. His mantra: systems and structures change nothing; people do.

Having successfully transitioned from teacher to thought leader, Richard has had the opportunity to regularly advise governments and major corporations globally, including Google, Visa, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Harrods, Puig and Telefonica. His unique experience and insight into realising human potential also see him working in elite sport, with Olympic and Paralympic coaches, EPL Soccer coaches, England Golf and professional cricket teams. He has recently started working with the British music industry to help develop a capacity for forward, proactive and sustainable change.

Richard is also a bestselling author. His first book, Creating Tomorrow’s Schools Today (now in its second edition), has become a seminal text around the world for those engaged in the transformation of education. His other books are explorations of human potential, leadership and success. In Change and Simple Thinking, Richard explores the world beyond school, through the eyes of an educator. Both have received critical and public success; both achieving global bestseller status. All his books have been translated into a multitude of languages including Spanish, Chinese and Korean. Richard will also be publishing a new book: Education: A Manifesto for Change, to be published in April 2019, this book will explore how our school system can be made fit for purpose in our turbulent 21st-century world.

Most importantly, Richard is always humbled to be able to share his lifelong commitment to living, learning and laughing.

 

 

www.richardgerver.com

Twitter @richardgerver

130: The schools are closing

The schools are closing. When we come out the other side of this lockdown will education ever be the same again?

What will homeschooling mean for you?

What initiatives and skills can you implement during this time?

What positive human traits can you demonstrate to show your children the best way support themselves during this time of change?

Listen to what we are doing with our family.

129: Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney is the Director of Culture and Strategic Leadership for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). He has also served as an award winning principal of a PreK-5th Grade campus of over 775 students in a rural town in Texas. He has been recognized by the White House, John C Maxwell, the Center for Digital Education, National School Board Association, the BAMMYS, and more for his work in education and with children. Todd’s first book, Kids Deserve It!, which was co-written with Adam Welcome, was a runaway smash. Since then he has authored, Stories From Webb and co-authored Sparks in the Dark with Travis Crowder. He also hosts the podcast “Tell Your Story” and is very active on social media under the moniker Tech Ninja Todd. He is passionate about doing whatever it takes for our students and helping others tell their story.

www.toddnesloney.com

Twitter: @TechNinjaTodd

instagram: @TechNinjaTodd

Facebook.com/toddnesloney

Show Sponsor 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

128: Building our community with Patreon

Our Patreon page is now live. See how we can come together as a community to create a learning environment that supports the skills and understanding required for our children to flourish.

They are the next generation who will take the world forward. Let them learn from the guiding examples already shining their light and demonstrating what is possible if you follow your dreams.

Let us support children to be passionate, curious, courageous, empathetic, understanding and full of wonder.

Now that is a world I want to be part of.

Find out more at www.patreon.com/educationonfire

127: Sir Linkalot – Spelling App

Before launching the app, Sir Linkalot (Andy Salmon’s alter ego) worked with 150,000 children (4 to 18 year olds) and presented to 15,000 teachers at 500+ schools (including 3 visits to Kenya in 2017 where he had record book sales). He has presented at many teacher conferences & one prison.

More than a third of 11-year-old children don’t meet literacy test standards. After using the app, approximately 600 students aged 7 – 13 found a 50% + increase in test results. Less able students were able to double their performance.

www.sirlinkalot.org

Twitter – @sirlinkalot

Show Sponsor 

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom as expressed in their ‘Value of Membership’ Document. NAPE leads the Primary Umbrella Group of thirty primary subject associations and unions and gives teachers and schools a voice at governmental level at consultative meetings with ministers for schools.

For full details of how they can support you please visit their website at nape.org.uk

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