A lot of people know about my work through my talks at the TED conference, and especially the first one, in 2006, ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ At 41 million views and counting it is still the most viewed talk in TED’s history. A couple of years ago, I was at a university in the mid-West […]
I really enjoyed recording this interview for the recent TED Radio Hour on NPR on creativity. I’m particularly delighted that Dame Gillian Lynn is in the piece too retelling with me the story of her discovery as a child that she wasn’t ‘sick’, she was a dancer. Click here to listen. The full program also […]
Enjoyed this interview with Sarah Montague at BBC Radio Four part of the new series on The Educators. I even got to revisit my old elementary school in Liverpool. Click here to listen.
TED Talks Education What should America do about its disastrous high school dropout rate? That’s the focus of TED Talks Education, the first ever TED/PBS television special, hosted by John Legend, the award winning musician. The program looks not only at what’s going wrong in high schools, but how to put it right. As it […]
In the run up to the 2010 TED conference, a film crew from mssngpeces followed me and Raghava KK as we prepared for our presentations. A short version of the movie Behind the TED talks was posted on the TED website. Here’s a slightly longer Director’s Cut from mssngpeces. You can see both my full talk, “Bring on the learning revolution!” and Raghava KK’s “Five lives of an artist” on the TED website. I hope you enjoy them and this look behind the curtain too.