On September 20, 2014, I was fortunate to give a TEDxTalk. The title was "Power to the Pupil" but in retrospect, I wish I'd named it "Sorry Sir Robinson... I think I killed creativity."
This talk is about what to do once you become inspired to embrace student agency, creativity and exploration in the classroom... but you realize that your students have already become rubric zombies. It's about wondering - what do I do now? Am I too late?
It's about how to help your students rediscover wonder, rediscover playtime. It's not just about the need for classrooms to become more student centered or joyful... but about how to take that first step to implement these ideas. It's eighteen minutes, and I hope you enjoy it.