Sunday, 21 June 2015
To the wonderful people who have got the ball rolling,
A huge thank you for supporting my book! It is only day 3, and already 34 people have put their faith and money into Cleverlands.
I launched the project on Friday at the Sunday Times Education Festival where I was speaking about education in Finland, Japan and Singapore. As I was speaking for just half an hour, I had only 10 minutes to paint a picture of each system - no mean feat! Luckily the talk was popular, and I had people stopping me for the rest of the day to say how much they'd enjoyed it and to ask further questions.
Through persistence and luck, I also managed to get my video shown on the big screen between talks by Sir Ken Robinson and Prof Carol Dweck (for those not in education - these guys are education superstars). A friend in the audience subsequently tweeted me to say she'd overheard the people behind her saying,
"Written a book? She looks about 12!"
"Perhaps", I replied, "but that's how I managed to spend so much time in classrooms unnoticed.."