Barbara Bray

Creative Learning Strategist
Rethinking Learning

I am a Creative Learning Strategist, author, speaker, writer, and coach. I am on a mission to transform teaching and learning by putting the focus on the learner, not on tests or grades.

"Instead of covering the curriculum, uncover the learning."

I facilitate the design of learner-centered environments, coaching programs, personal professional learning opportunities, and facilitate strategic planning and visioning sessions. For teachers, I bring in activities that use the design thinking process to build project-based learning activities that are relevant, meaningful, and involve real-world issues such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

I am the author of Define Your WHY: Own Your Story So You Can Live and Learn on Purpose. I share multiple strategies to discover your stories and your WHY about learning and life. I host the Rethinking Learning podcast where I have conversations with inspirational educators and difference makers. I co-host the #rethink_learning Twitter chat every other Monday at 4p PT.

Through the podcast and the connections that push my thinking, I found how important stories are and necessary to develop relationships, to curiosity to want to learn more, and for connections to others in the world. I am designing ways to support schools in creating a learning carousel in the form of a podcast, portfolios, video channel, or on social media to tell their stories.

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