The Power of Blogging for Professional Development #IMMOOC

We are taking part in the Innovator’s Mindset #IMMOOC Collaborative blog challenge.  This post is co-written by Annick Rauch and Katie Martin. If we told you that blogging could be one of the most powerful tools for professional development, would you believe us? I (Katie) started blogging after a less than gentle nudge from George […]

A Lifetime of Learning #IMMOOC

I have been impressed with the amount of teachers and administrators that have been blogging and many for the first time ever in the #IMMOOC.  As I read so many posts and see what people are sharing about the process and how they are learning, I have also been struck by participants reflecting on both […]

Want to know how to improve professional learning? Ask a teacher. #IMMOOC

I am taking part in the #IMMOOC “3 Blog Challenge” this week- 3 blog posts (ideally) under 200 words.  If you are interested in participating, details can be found here. I came across the #BFC530 chat yesterday and was intrigued by the perspectives and suggestions to improve professional learning.  Here are a few examples:   If […]

Isn’t it Ironic? #IMMOOC

  The other day my daughter asked me, “Why can our teachers chew gum and we can’t?”  I didn’t have an answer because, to be honest, I have no idea. It got me thinking about so many rules and procedures that we have put in place for kids (and adults) that are more conducive to […]

Support Looks Different for Different People #IMMOOC

Many of us have heard and often live by the Golden Rule: Treat other as you want to be treated.  This is the basis of how we often expect others to interact and what it means to treat one another with respect. This was a rule in almost every classroom or sport I was in […]

What’s Holding You Back? #IMMOOC

“The secret killer of innovation is shame. You can’t measure it, but it’s there. Every time someone holds back on a new idea, fails to give their manager much needed feedback, and is afraid to speak up in front of a client, you can be sure shame played a part.  The deep fear we all […]

Join us for the Innovator’s Mindset MOOC Starting on 2/27 #IMMOOC

How do you move from “pockets of innovation” to a “culture of innovation”? How do we start to innovate inside of the box? What does innovation mean for education, and should every educator be an innovator? These are questions that George Couros addresses in his book, “The Innovator’s Mindset”, and will continue to dig deeper […]

How do you know if it’s not just new, but better? #IMMOOC

After week 1 of the Innovator’s Mindset MOOC and reading many blogs, compiling the highlights and rereading the Introduction, I am really digging into this notion of innovation and these two questions are key: Is it new?  and Is it better? One blog post this week from Terry Whitmell really got me thinking about how we […]

The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC

I love hearing how educators are shifting their thinking about learning, teaching, and leading as they read The Innovator’s Mindset.  It is amazing to see what happens when educators connect about ideas in the book build on these ideas to impact those in diverse communities around the world.   For this reason I am excited to facilitate the Innovator’s […]