A passionate teacher with over 25 years of classroom experience, including 4 years in West Africa, Tim Rylands has developed a unique teaching style aiming to allow children express their creativity and make significant gains in attainment. Described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils”, Tim is a firm believer that information and communications technology (ICT) is more about communication than about technology.
Tim has integrated computer games and Web 2 technologies in many areas of the curriculum – writing, speaking, listening, music, and critical thinking – to enhance children’s confidence, collaboration, interaction and creativity. For his innovative use of Information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching he has received a vast amount of press coverage, and has been featured on BBC, Teachers TV, CNN, in The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, and many more. Among other things, Tim is also well known for the musicals he has written for children, which have been performed to great acclaim.