My keynotes are inspiring, uplifting, liberating, empowering, and actionable. Previous talks available online include:
- Be Brave, at the UnleasedWD Conference in October 2013;
- Mattering IS the Agenda, as the Asia Society Annual Conference, June 2013.
- Whispering to the World, at the Business Innovation Factory Summit, September 2013.
Liberating Genius is a movement designed to help leaders and learners rekindle the genius within.
We can no longer allow our best talents to remain buried beneath well-intentioned but lifeless rules. Liberating Genius is a framework and system that fuels innovation, creativity and ability to impact our learning and the world. There is genius within; let’s unleash it.
Watch “Whispering to the World,” a talk with a similar theme, from Business Innovation Factory Summit 9.
MATTERING IS THE AGENDA
You matter is not a statement of inspiration. It is not a project, or strategy, or an event. It is the agenda. Mattering is not something that just happens to you. It is something you actively pursue. The game changer for 21st century is the ability to leverage connected genius.
Never underestimate your significance, or the significance of the right words at the right time. It takes a few seconds to transforms lives, and it costs nothing.
DIGITAL LITERACY RE-IMAGINED
Emerging digital platforms give us new venues in which to assert our right “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
For learners to take advantage of today’s unprecedented opportunities, they must build on their current literacies and embrace their role as digital citizens.
Fluency in any language comes from immersion, and access to those grounded and fluent in the language. It must be taught explicitly and directly.
HOW BIG IS YOUR BRAVE?
No one doubts that bravery is essential if we are to lead and succeed. It is a crucible of leadership.
- What does BRAVE look like?
- How does BRAVE act and behave?
- And most importantly how big can YOUR BRAVE be?
This presentation puts these elusive concepts of leadership and learning into place.
PASSION-DRIVEN LEADING AND LEARNING
Education driven by passion awakens us to new learning and a world bigger than ourselves.
Passion makes us curious, compels us to dig deeper, and sustains us as we persevere towards answers to questions that matter most. This session explores how the principles and practices of a passion-driven work: disciplined study, fostered imagination, active participation and community contribution – transform teaching.
HABITUDES OF A 21ST CENTURY LEARNER – Keys for Learning & Success
Creativity, Innovation, Problem Solving… buzz words no longer! To meet the complexities of today’s world, our students need more than skills — they need Habitudes!
Successful people have identifiable habits and attitudes that allow them to manage emotions, communicate effectively, and sustain themselves as independent and successful lifelong learners. This session explores intentional lessons and conversations that nurture and develop these habits and attitudes.
GETTING TECHNOLOGY R.I.G.H.T
It is our responsibility as leaders to help teachers and students make the “RIGHT” decisions about the technology they use. They must learn to use technology in ways that are real, impactful, global, honoring passion and amplifying talent.
The R.I.G.H.T framework provides a perspective for effective technology integration with teaching and learning, while addressing the social and connected nature of the current landscape. This presentation offers examples of current research and practice, as well as wider implications for education leaders, teacher professional development and policy.