About Me

About Me

In 2003 I embarked on an incredible journey to become a Primary School teacher. After graduating in 2007 I have spent most of my time learning and teaching in a British International School in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

For the past 5 years I have been the Learning Technology Manager on my campus. A fascinating role that has allowed me to explore and experiment with new ways of thinking and learning. A role that has seen me embrace and develop a new Computing curriculum and afforded me opportunities in working in a 1:1 mobile environment.

The first step

Ironically, I never wanted to be the ‘IT guy’ in school. I joked with a colleague in my first school that hell would freeze over before I took on such a role. However, I kind of fell into the role and over the past few years I have seen what technology can do to enhance learning. Well, so I thought…

The wrong journey

Recent events and opportunities in my professional life have forced me to reflect on what I know about education or what I believe to know. I’ve started to challenge my beliefs, particularly in regards to technology. What if everything I know about technology and learning is wrong? What if the way I support my colleagues in their professional development is wrong? Where next? So, I’m embarking on ‘The Wrong Journey’. Facing my fears and the criticism that technology and professional development in education endures.

The Blog

This blog is inspired by the works of David Didau, Daisy Christodoulou, Tom Bennett, Dylan William, Robert Bjork, Robert Coe, to name but a few. I don’t necessarily agree with, or like, everything they write but what they have inspired me to do is reflect and challenge what I think, what I do and how I teach. At the end of the day, isn’t that we want to inspire in our students?


Disclaimer

I’m not a professional writer. I make mistakes, mostly grammatical ones. I’m just interested in sharing this journey, so keep your red/green/purple pen to one side.

All views expressed are my own.