How can we support curious and collaborative learning cultures in any organisation?
Tools for Schools was born in 2010 from a shared passion for learning, education and how we can create inspiring meaningful learning environments using graphic facilitation.
As consultants we have worked with municipalities, schools and other educational institutions as well as big corporations, interesseorganisationer and NGO’s to foster innovative and safe-to-fail learning environments with a particular focus on participation and co-creation. The visual methods are central in our approach to foster a curious and creative mindset. Whether working in the role of teacher, facilitator or consultant our primary goal has been to support teachers and leaders in developing their capacity to lead and work in complexity.
The publications on this website offers some of our findings from our search for methods, tools and mindsets. It is definetly not the one and only answer to this question (because there is not just one). Read this as inspiration on how to explore this question in your daily work and practice.
In Tools for Schools we work from the following principles:
Find that which gives you energy and follows it whenever it shows up. Passion is the driving force that gives magic to our efforts. We allow our passion to drive our work and it has led to many new discoveries.
Practise what you preach
We aim to form a learning community in what ever project we enter. We get inspired by what we learn in conversation with partners, teachers, leaders and experts. We enter the “groan zone (also called stage of confusion) many times, and we try to sketchour way to clarity.
Courage and curiosity
Learning calls for courage and curiosity in multiple forms. It can be challenging
to practise and invite participation or even draw a star-man on the blackboard.
We hope you will face the challenge and together with your colleagues create
amazing learning opportunities for students, colleagues and for yourselves. It is the courage and curiosity to throw ourselves into something new that is especially important.
It is important for us to steal and share knowledge, ideas and visual tools in the
communities that we are a part of. We believe that there is enough for everyone
and that we create more value by sharing and working together than if we each
hold tightly on to what is ours. So we encourage you to use all the material on this website. You may copy, print and share everything, as long as you stick to the Creative Commons restricitions.