Teachers Create What They Experience

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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3 Replies to “Teachers Create What They Experience”

  1. […] This leads into the second point. I wanted to make the explicit connection to how the day probably looked a lot different from your usual “staff day”, as we wanted to not only engage, but empower learners, and by giving them control of how they used their own time, that was embedded into the day, how did this help them in designing learning time with their own staff?  I have long believed that one of the best ways to change learning in the classrooms, is to change learning in our professional learning days. This is something that I have written about extensively in “The Innovator’s Mindset“, but my friend Katie Martin also articulates so beautifully. […]

  2. […] This leads into the second point. I wanted to make the explicit connection to how the day probably looked a lot different from your usual “staff day”, as we wanted to not only engage, but empower learners, and by giving them control of how they used their own time, that was embedded into the day, how did this help them in designing learning time with their own staff?  I have long believed that one of the best ways to change learning in the classrooms, is to change learning in our professional learning days. This is something that I have written about extensively in “The Innovator’s Mindset“, but my friend Katie Martin also articulates so beautifully. […]

  3. […] the trap of traditional structures that tell or show teachers what to do without an opportunity to experience something new, while expecting this would lead to a change in practice. Thanks to this feedback and necessary […]

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