Rob Appleby

Apple Distinguished Educator, Herne Bay High School
Canterbury, United Kingdom

About Rob

Bio

I can't think straight without drawing. I love ideas and seeing how they come to light.

Areas of Expertise

Art and Design, Podcasting, Idea generator, Education & Development, Education Technology

An idea worth spreading

Pupils should be content, not just qualified.

I'm passionate about

Drawing, Teaching, Thinking

Talk to me about

Education and creativity. Child drawing development. Idea generation.

People don't know I'm good at

I'm one of the best idea factories in the world.

Comments & conversations

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Rob Appleby
Posted over 2 years ago
Do introverts make better leaders?
A definition of extrovert and introvert... An extrovert leans towards needing external stimuli to occupy their minds. An introvert can occupy their mind with very little external input. I'm not sure about the idea that all introverts are shy and all extroverts are social studs!
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Rob Appleby
Posted almost 3 years ago
What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?
As a teacher of Sex Ed. i consider it one of the most (if not the most) important things i teach. Its not about teaching how its done or the biology of it, its talking about the social side of it. How to be safe. Why we should talk more about it. Why its not some sordid thing to be giggled about or covered up. How its not dirty and rude. How to understand how other people feel..... ... just the real life stuff.
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Rob Appleby
Posted almost 3 years ago
Why is visual literacy discouraged in most cultures & WHAT CAN WE DO to change that?
Before you can walk, you can draw. Before you can talk, you can draw. Before you can read, you can draw. Before you can write...... YOU CAN DRAW So with all that experience behind us, why do so many people say 'I can't draw" 35,000 years since we started painting on cave walls and carving figures out of Mammoth ivory. What have we done to ourselves that we educate our children to think of art and visual thinking as being a secondary, lesser subject. Policy makers sitting ostentatious offices with art hanging on their walls, nicely designed suits, desks and chairs, driving to work in their beautifully designed cars, telling us that Art isn't as important as other subjects.
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Rob Appleby
Posted almost 3 years ago
What came first? Dancing or music?
If i rock my baby in my arms, am i dancing with her? or just emulating the motion inside the womb, to comfort her. If i hum and rock her in my arms, am i singing and dancing?