Andrew Robinson

people change people
Eugene, OR, United States

About Andrew


Andrew Robinson is a designer and artist of learning environments. He is a champion of what he calls Relational Literacy. Where two or more people gather there will be change and influence. Fostering positive change at this confluence is his primary mission.

Andrew is a sought-after speaker and trainer who has received enthusiastic reviews for his energetic and provocative presentations. His most recent projects, The 6 Teens Project, provide insight into how we can truly enhance the well-being of young people. Through his website, blog and podcasts, he advocates for creating positive change by availing ourselves of our creativity and compassion.

His interest in the dynamics of change and relationships led Andrew to pursue a master’s in education, with a marriage and family therapy specialization, at the University of Oregon. He earned his M.A. in 2001, and in the years following directed a youth development program which grew to reach more than 50,000 students annually. He is now honored to partner with groups from all parts of the U.S.

Areas of Expertise

Education & Psychology/Sociology, Training & Learning, Training and Education, Speaking and Training, Speaking and Writing, Writing - Creative Content, Teenagers, adolescent behavior, Adolescent Education, Brain Development

An idea worth spreading

Simplicity is the requisite for creativity.

I'm passionate about

Bringing creative approaches to relationships, health, and wellness. Making music. Running. Writing. Playing with my kids.

Talk to me about

Thoughtful, conversation-starting speaking addresses and workshops. Creative approaches to learning, engaging teens. Translating adolescent brain development into actionable learning methods.

Comments & conversations

Andrew Robinson
Posted about 3 years ago
Malcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture
McLaren makes a number of excellent points: the power of failure, how we must view technology as a tool, to be stupid is cool, etc. Many of these points are overshadowed and forced to compete with his numerous tangential comments. With a bit more intention, he could have reduced his valuable comments to about 20 minutes. Perhaps his goal was to demonstrate a flâneur-in-the-flesh.
Andrew Robinson
Posted over 3 years ago
Can you share any innovative education techniques that you have used or know about?
Do less. We're inclined to do too much. Establish a simple form, cultivate curiosity, and promote divergent thinking within this structure. I think of this less as a technique and more as how we all truly learn in life. Check out Christopher Guest's interview with Charlie Rose. His approach to film making is an ideal model for effective learning. The sound is out of sync on this clip. But it's worth watching: