Podcast 7: Why Is Creativity Important In Schools?

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Iesha Small

Think Tank associate at LKMco and podcaster for Teacher Toolkit. Iesha is a teacher, writer, podcast producer and speaker. Former school leader who is interested in challenging status quo and solutions.
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Why creativity is important in schools?

Our 7th guest is Nick Corston, co-founder and CEO of the social enterprise STEAMco. We catch up with Nick at a pub near the Sherlock Holmes museum in London, England.

In this episode, you can hear Nick and podcast host, Ross Morrison McGill:

  • explain how his son’s primary school influenced Nick’s decision to set up STEAMco
  • remember an early incident at primary school that would surprise teachers now
  • share what Nick feels are the qualities of a great teacher
  • challenge Ross on his use of educational jargon
  • discuss a question that Nick doesn’t feel he can properly answer
  • consider homework from a parents’ point of view
  • reveal an event that Nick feels will be a “milestone for creativity in the UK” in 2018
  • suggest a well-known marketing guru we should feature on the podcast.


You can find out more about what STEAMco does here or follow them on Twitter

You can also follow Nick directly on Twitter

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