Education can be so different. You know this. You've felt it.
Maybe you’ve experienced it as a young person in school, as a parent, or as a teacher.
People all over the world are waking up to their own incredible potential –
and realising that what they have been taught in school is woefully inadequate for the life-skills and learning they need to navigate this unprecedented new world we are living in.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” – WB Yeats.
2 weeks into lockdown last year, my youngest son - David, said something to me that made me think about the current education system.
I started conversations with a lot of people - teachers, parents, young people - in New Zealand and around the world.
They are all talking the same message... The education system is broken... It is not fit for purpose.
Let's start a movement -
Firstly to gain the tools we missed out on in school, and secondly to have the vital conversations needed to change the system.
The Speakers :
This multi-speaker event led by Cathy Sheppard will feature people from around the world talking about ways to Ignite Our Fires – who we are, what we can do, how to look after ourselves
The Participants :
Thousands of Teachers and Youth from Aotearoa and around the world
The Venue :
Live learning on your phone, laptop or PC, anywhere in the world.
Join us! Let's start this movement together for our future!