The Link Between Change and Learning with Richard Gerver | Rebel Educator® | Tanya Sheckley | 1 Min Read

February 22, 2024

On this Rebel Educator® podcast, Tanya Sheckley has a conversation with Richard Gerver about innovating, maintaining curiosity, and growing lifelong learners who can adapt to our ever-changing world. Richard is a sought-after speaker, bestselling author and world-renowned thinker. His career began in education, first as a teacher and then as a school principal, when he turned the fortunes of a failing school and its pupils around in just two years.

Since the success of his first book, focusing on his experience in frontline education, Richard has devoted himself to advancing society’s thinking on learning, change, and how best to realise our full potential. He has since written several books on leadership and innovation, including the bestsellers Change and Simple Thinking.

Now regarded as one of the world’s leading thinkers on human leadership and organisational transformation, Richard has worked with an extraordinary range of people, from elite athletes to former US President Barack Obama. Named UK Business Speaker of the Year three times, Richard has been invited to speak on the world’s most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and the BBC.

With his unique insight into our development from infants to adults, Richard helps us understand the nature of our personal and professional responses to risk, change, creativity, and development. His ability to connect experiences across many, often seemingly different, environments help individuals, companies and organisations expand their thinking and their perception of their own potential.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The core focus of Richard’s first book and how we can shift education to what we need for the future.
  • How Richard’s love for education and one school in particular began.
  • Why failing is an incredible platform for innovation.
  • How do you make learning and education matter to children?
  • Why we have a need for certainty and find change so difficult.
  • Why young children are the world’s greatest experts in change.
  • What we’re doing to kill the natural curiosity of children and how do we stop.

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Tanya Sheckley

Tanya Sheckley is Founder and President of UP Academy, an elementary lab school which values innovation, empathy and strength and incorporates a unique neuro-development program for children with physical disabilities. Tanya’s vision and mission show it’s possible to celebrate differences, change what’s broken in the American education system, and that all children can receive a rigorous, well-rounded education. She is an Edpreneur, Author of Rebel Educator: Create Classrooms of Imagination and Impact and host of the Rebel Educator podcast. She speaks frequently on the future of education and entrepreneurship. She is a rebel educator who works with new and existing schools to question the status quo and develop innovative student experiences through inclusion and project-based learning.

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