What spaces makes your brain hum? Who is your dream teacher and how do they teach? What kind of learning space supports your creativity? I asked myself these questions in the podcast My dream learning environment. Here’s the transcript. Take a look:
Q: Kia ora, Chrissie — and thanks for agreeing to be interviewed.
A: No worries. It’s a pleasure.
Q: OK, so let’s start with the question we ask each guest as an opener: If you could study anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
A: University of Wisconsin — to study with Lynda Barry.
Q: Woah, no hesitation there! Why Wisconsin?
A: Because Lynda Barry is there and she works in a way that would totally make my brain hum. I would be camping outside the door to get in each day.
Q: That’s quite an endorsement.
A: Yep, she’s a total inspiration and a mentor. A maker and a teacher and a wonderful rule breaker and explorer. Best of all, she only gives feedback by saying “good” and laughing uproariously, and for me that is the perfect fit.
Q: I think you might need to tell us a bit more.