• Alex has worked in education for a decade. After starting out as an English teacher in a London comprehensive, he completed his MA at the Institute of Education before joining Teach For All, a growing network of independent organizations working to ensure that all children fulfil their potential. He is fortunate to spend his time travelling the world in search of the practices that will shape the future of learning and has written about his experiences for the Independent, Guardian, Financial Times and Wired. His book Natural Born Learners is a user's guide to transforming learning in the twenty-first century, taking readers on a dazzling global tour into the future of education, from Silicon Valley to Seoul, Helsinki to Hounslow.

  • Articles

    Selected publications


    China wants to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. To get there, it's reinventing the way children are taught


    If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer

    Financial Times

    “Schooling is not the same as learning,” wrote the authors of the World Bank’s World Development Report for 2018, the first of its kind to be devoted entirely to education

    Economist Intelligence Unit

    I spoke to the Economist Intelligence Unit about how our schools can do more to prepare children for the rapid changes they will experience during their lifetimes

    Open Education Europa

    Along with Jacob Kestner, I wrote an essay for the European Commission about how in the year 2030 students will continue to go to the school down the road; they’ll begin to go to the school in the cloud.























  • Events

    Come and join me at one these events across the UK this year. More coming soon.

    April 16th, The Tabernacle

    On the future of learning

    April 16th, West Suffolk College

    Brains, Gains and Learning Machines

    April 18th, Taliesin Arts Centre

    Centenary lecture on the next 100 years of learning

    May 24th to June 3rd, Hay-on-Wye

    On creativity with Kirsty Williams CBE and Ben Rawlence and inequality with Diane Reay and Margaret White

    June 7th, York

    On the future of learning

    August 14th, Edinburgh

    On the future of learning





    I've archived my blog and plan to use Medium.


  • Work

    I'm currently working to set up the Global Learning Lab at Teach For All

    Teach For All is a growing global network of independent organizations working on six continents to grow the capacity of teachers, school leaders and policymakers to ensure that all children fulfil their potential.

    The Global Learning Lab was launched in 2017 to facilitate, harvest and spread learning and innovations in system-level and classroom-level progress, both both within our global network and beyond.