“Knowledge that is actually implemented is much more likely to be acquired from learning by doing than from learning by reading, listening, or even thinking.” –Pfeiffer & Sutton. Making shifts in how we learn, teach, and lead in education requires that we move beyond telling educators about theory and best practices (or even giving them… Read More Learning by Doing
This week on the live show, the Twitter chat and in a variety of conversations, barriers to innovation have come up a lot. I think it is really powerful to shine the light on what is working rather than fixate on the barriers to inspire change but these barriers are also real and sometimes it… Read More 5 Barriers to Innovation (and How We Can Move Past Them) #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… Read More How do you know if it’s not just new, but better? #IMMOOC
Innovation as George Couros defines it in the Innovator’s Mindset is a way of thinking that creates something new and better. So why is innovation necessary in education? There is wide agreement that we need to rethink the outdated factory model of education to meet the needs of all learners in our schools. Increasing access to… Read More Is Innovation in Education Necessary?
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… Read More The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC
If you have have been wanting to read or reread The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros, now is the time! I will be helping to facilitate this MOOC with George beginning in September. It is a great opportunity to engage with people both locally and globally to learn, share, reflect and most importantly make an… Read More The #InnovatorsMindsetMOOC (September 2016)
I was inspired by the questions and decided to join the #OSSEMOOC blog hop this week as they discuss the The Innovator’s Mindset. In the book, George Couros shares a process for creating a vision to dream big and figure out what is important. I love the “What If” questions to push thinking and move beyond what… Read More Moving from What is to What if?
While I was working with a leadership team we were discussing the challenges of shifting from teacher led to student-centered learning. The team overwhelmingly agreed that for students to develop the skills and mindsets to be successful in the world we live in today, and in their future, teachers have to abandon over-scaffolded lessons. Too much control… Read More Small Tweaks, Big Impact