Learning Is Living It Out

During my work as a lecturer, performance coach and blogger I invested in empowering people around me. As a teacher/coach I coached students to take the extra mile. I listened, I lecturered, I coached on mindset and confidence. I supported students, I worked with them. I am proud of them. I am grateful to work with young people who have a passion for teaching and learning or a passion to make a difference.  (meer…)


Why Educational Change Often Fails

Jobs of the future will require creativity, imagination and experience. We have to prepare young people to live in that future.
So far we can distinguish 3 major waves of technological development: steam power and locomotive, electricity and automobile, and high tech. We are about to enter a fourth wave. A wave of nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. This wave will drive the economy, our future. This will have a huge impact on learning. But will it have an impact on education? (meer…)

My Struggle

The world has changed. Being a learner is more important than being learned. To have the best chance of happiness and success in the world students have to be able to flourish in freedom. Can you agree? Intellectually, you may be able to make sense of the arguments but the biggest barrier to rethinking education is our own experience. (meer…)

Encourage the Growth of Talent

I will be proud if I give my students the power to consider what kind of society they want to be part of, teaches them to use their abilities to create the change they want to see, and gives them the skills to act on their dreams. This is an ambitious mission and so needed in todays and tomorrows society. I will use my time and energy to make a difference. With this post I celebrate my one year anniversary. It’s exactly one year ago that I started trenducation. I’m thankful for all the followers and readers. You motivate me to continue writing. Thank you very much for reading, dialogue and of course sharing. (meer…)

Be Your Own Change Agent

For me it is always time to explore the future of learning. It requires that I take time to reflect. That I understand more explicitly which values and priorities underpin and connects all of the opportunities surrounding me. (meer…)



Summertime once meant something really special. With its sunshine and downtime, ice cream and made-up games. Summertime was once the coincidence of a child’s desire and the catalyst for tremendous growth. What bloomed there was resourcefulness, imagination and something that is so scarce even today: a sense of self.


That’s why I want summer to feel like summer again. Free to play — yes, even as students — free to live their own lives and learn something about who they are, and who they hope to be. I hope my own children will spend the summer running around with friends. Come home breathless and wide-eyed from adventure. Afternoons that turns into evenings, with little regard for bedtime or what was on the schedule for tomorrow!
I’m enjoying my summer, reflect and will be sharing new blogpost on the 13th of August.