Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today explores these questions in the context of early schooling and primary education, presents powerful arguments for change and highlights strategies that offer a solution.
Is our education system working?
What future are we preparing our children for?
What future do we NEED to prepare our children for?
Are we at risk of failing a generation?
In this updated edition of renowned education speaker Richard Gerver's book we are faced with these worrying questions and many more regarding the schools our children are attending, the curriculum they are following and the testing system used to catagorise them. In this rousing call for educational revolution, Richard argues passionately that we must fight harder for our children's futures and we must do it today!
Richard describes the strategies he used when he was brought in as head teacher to turn around Grange Primary school. It was there that he implemented his vision for a school system that caters for every child; a system that helps nurture self-confidence, self-worth, creativity, innovative thinking, team-working and communication skills - all key employability skills that children will need in the fast-moving world of technology and information they are growing up in.
Richard is now the second most successful education speaker in the world behind Sir Ken Robinson, who describes Richard as 'one of the clearest and most passionate voices for radical change in education' and wrote the foreword for this book. Richard has updated Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today based on his visits to schools on every continent, his conversations on education with teachers and industry-leading visionaries such as Steve Wozniak, and in the context of an education system that he fears is forgetting the future we need to prepare our children for.
Reforms, tweaks and new policies are not enough – a radical transformation is needed. If you read only one Education manifesto in the next year, this is it!
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El ritmo de los cambios en nuestro entorno es cada vez más rápido. Todos nos enfrentamos cada día a nuevos retos en nuestros trabajos y en nuestras vidas. Quienes son capaces de asumir los cambios se sienten más realizados. Aquellos que tienen miedo encuentran más dificultades para triunfar.
Como maestro, Richard Gerver fue capaz de transformar, en apenas dos años, una mediocre escuela en uno de los centros más creativos e innovadores del mundo. En la actualidad se dedica a ayudar a personas de ámbitos diferentes, así como a gobiernos y empresas, a asumir el cambio en positivo, como consultor, conferenciante y escritor.
En este libro, Gerver presenta una poderosa y personal visión sobre el cambio, una visión práctica y llena de sabiduría. Tanto si lideras una empresa en plena transformación como si quieres darle unnuevo rumbo a tu vida, Richard Gerver te podrá guiar en ese proceso.
«Para alcanzar el éxito, hay que saber adaptarse al cambio.»
Sir Alex Ferguson, ex futbolista y ex entrenador
«Para muchas personas el cambio supone un reto, o incluso un trauma. A partir de su propia experiencia, Richard Gerver defiende que el cambio es inevitable para todos, y que asumirlo es imprescindible para nuestro desarrollo personal. Este libro tan personal y perspicaz nos ayuda a ver el cambio como una oportunidad para reinventarnos de una forma creativa.»
Sir Ken Robinson, autor de El Elemento
«Este libro contiene historias inolvidables y propuestas prácticas y útiles para asumir y sacar partido del cambio.»
Seth Godin, autor de La vaca púrpura
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'To be successful, you have to be able to adapt to change' - Sir Alex Ferguson
The pace of change is greater than ever. We all face new challenges every day in our jobs and in our personal lives. Those who can handle change are the most fulfilled. Those who fear change will find it hardest to thrive.
As a head teacher, Richard Gerver famously transformed a failing school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world - in just two years. He inspired staff and teachers to reach their full potential. As a hugely popular speaker and author, he now helps individuals and companies to embrace change.
This book is his powerful personal reflection on change. Full of wisdom and practical insights, it will help you in any situation you face. Whether you are leading a company through change or looking for a new direction in life, let Richard Gerver be your guide.
'Filled with memorable stories and jammed with useful, actionable approaches to befriending, dealing with and profiting from change'
Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow and The Icarus Deception
'In this perceptive and heartfelt book, [Gerver] helps us see change as an opportunity for creative reinvention'
Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element
As a head teacher, Richard Gerver famously transformed a failing school into one of the most creative and celebrated education environments in the world. In 2005, he was named Headteacher of the Year at the National Teaching Awards. He is now one of the UK's most popular speakers, with an international roster of clients including Google, Microsoft, and RBS. He makes frequent appearances on the BBC and has written for The Times and the Daily Telegraph. His first book was Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today. He lives in Derbyshire with his wife and two children
The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.
Also available from Ken Robinson is Finding Your Element, the practical guide to achieving your highest potential.
From the Trade Paperback edition.