I am a proud father of three young boys, a frustrated Brit (at times), and a devoted Crystal Palace fan (UK soccer team). Professionally, I work as a professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Connecticut. My research area is creativity, design thinking, and education technology. I’ve also produced some super low-budget documentary films. Perhaps most relevant is Creativity in Education: Exploring the Imbalance. Although dated, the film summarizes creativity in education, particularly from an accountability and assessment perspective.
I started blogging almost a decade ago. My first blog was about education technology and project-based learning. I enjoyed this experience as it helped develop my writing and taught me about WordPress, Google Analytics, and marking content on social media. However, after the birth of my first son, I realized that my causal passion was in parenting and childhood development, so I decided to start a parenting blog and write about the topic of parenting, childhood development and facilitating creativity at home. The latter was slowly becoming my main focus of professional research, and so this constituted the perfect blend.
DadsforCreativity has become a tool where I articulate thoughts on creativity and explore parental questions related to facilitating originality, curiosity, wonder, and support for schooling. Together with my boys, I’ve also produced a collection of fun videos that I feel anyone can easily replicate. However, the best thing about this blog is the recorded content I’ve made about my three boys, myself as a parent, and our many adventures together.
I am always happy to connect via LinkedIn or Twitter. I also offer professional development on Digitl Media Design for Learning and Teacher Creativity using new technology. Check out some of my other professional projects below: