Recently I had an opportunity to give a TEDx talk: Teachers Create What They Experience where I shared what I have learned in partnership with some innovative leaders. I have seen some major shifts on how students are learning in schools and I have found 3 critical factors that help create a culture of learning and innovation in schools.
1) Create a shared vision of teaching and learning- Teachers thrive when they have the autonomy to carry out that vision in they way that meets the unique needs of the learners in their classrooms.
2) Ensure learning is a process and not an event- Effective leaders create time within the school day for teachers to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and mindsets. It is in application of the new learning that breeds innovative ideas and practices.
3) Evolve with the world today and #GoOpen– Open classroom doors and empower teachers to work together, open access to information and ideas, and leverage open resources and networks.
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