• About Us

    Warmer Sun Education is an educational start up based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

     

    Our mission is to prepare children for the tsunami of changes that emerging technologies will bring about.

  • What's in a Name

    The name "Warmer Sun" came from an Elvis Presley song: If I Can Dream

     

    If I can dream of a warmer sun
    Where hope keeps shining on everyone

    Elvis Presley

    If I Can Dream

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  • Thought Leaders

    "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

     

    One of our core activities is to design lesson plans building on the work of the best thought leaders in the world. Here is a list of the people whose work we follow very closely:

    SOLE

    Self Organized Learning Environments

    We take ideas such as how self-guided discovery and working in groups.

    The Missing Alphabet

    A How-To guide for building creative thinkers

    This book captures a lifetime of educational experience and helps to discover each child's creative potential.

    The 4-Hour Chef

    Tim Ferriss' take on how to spend 20% of the enrgy to learn 80% of a subject

    aka "How to Lear Anything"

    Abundance, Bold

    by Peter Diamandis

    We follow Peter and other thought leaders from Singularity University to learn about exponential growth and emerging technologies.

    The Art of Learning

    by "Finding Bobby Fisher" star Josh Waitzkin

    How to become a world class expert in anything...

    ...and great, down-to-earth advice on parenting.

    Mindstorms

    by Seymour Papert

    Ever wondered how Lego Mindstorms got its name?

    Finding Your ELements

    by Sir Ken Robinson

    Creativity is a skill that can be developed. It's built into our DNA.

    Creative Confidence

    by IDEO founder Kelly brothers

    We build the Design Thinking methodology developed at IDEO into each and every workshop.

    Flow

    by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

    aka the "zone" is an actual neurophisical state

    Rise of Superman

    by Steven Kotler

    More Flow research

    InGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity

    by Tina Seelig

    Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world’s best and brightest.

    The Singularity is Near

    by Ray Kurzweil

    The classic 2005 book describing exponential growth of emerging technologies.

    Computer Based Math

    by Conrad Wolfram

    Fixing Math Education.

    The Wolfram language

    by Stephen Wolfram

    The author of A New Kind of Science is teaching Computational Thinking.