I am future focused thinker about how humans learn, how we inspire kids, and how we improve the world through connecting disparate concepts.

What occupies my mind and time?
Thinking differently, forging the new path, sci-fi, engineering, music, design, motorcycles, photography, technology, the future, sports, film, dystopian fiction…and discovering the beautiful connections between all of the above.

What am I?
Futurist. Teacher. Writer. Dreamer. Designer. Dad.

How I see the world in one sentence:
The key to our world’s sustainable future is inspire children to solve our biggest problems with tenacity, empathy and technology.

What do I do?
As the headmaster of Canada’s largest private school, I obsess over how we prepare our children for the world that they will be living in when they leave us. Our youngest students will be graduating in the year 2030. Who knows what incredible new technologies and what incredible tragic circumstances will be facing our world then? Together with our incredibly talented faculty, I help to build a culture at our school of learning, experimenting, creating, and problem solving. I believe in creating an environment of responsibility, humility, empathy and fun.

How did I get here?

State of mind:
Perpetual curiosity and sense of urgency.

Movie, book, song:
Bladerunner. The Road. Moving in Stereo.

Most used App:

My perfect day in this order:
Wake. Coffee. Read. Ski. Write. Ride. Debate. Watch. Eat. Sleep.

First job-Current job:
Line cook at McDonald’s-Headmaster at Collingwood School

Rob Lake

What is intelligence? Is it fixed? Are some of us born with more of it than others? Does our intelligence grow or diminish with time? What should the role of a school be in increasing the intelligence of each of its students? Should it be done grade by grade, class by class, or student by student? What is the role of a parent? What is the role of the individual and shouldn't it just be survival of the fittest and the most intelligent among us will rise to the top?

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Artificial Intelligence
a 6 part series

Take 3

Brain-Computer Interfaces Are Already Here

From The Brain, a Flipboard topic

For the first 54 years of his life, Dennis DeGray was an active guy. In 2007 he was living in Pacific Grove, Calif., not far from the ocean and working at a...

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Take 2

Want to Raise Kids Who Thrive? Science Says do These 9 Things

From education, a Flipboard magazine by Beth Shaw

Chances are, there's something on this list you're missing. Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what...

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Take 1

The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?

From Saved Articles., a Flipboard magazine by Adnan

What is artificial intelligence? Why is it important? Why is everyone talking about it all of a...

If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White

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