It’s very easy to get frustrated by school as a system. Education can sometimes be focused on data points and test scores rather than exploration and creativity. It’s up to us – those within the system – to create conditions that support and foster innovation. You can read more about this in George Couros’ book – The Innovator’s Mindset.
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Introduction Discussion Question:
Why do you believe schools need to change and what are the opportunities that lay in front of us?
Chapter One: What Innovation is and Isn’t Discussion Questions:
- What is an example of a practice that you would consider to be innovative? How is it new or better that what you had before?
- How do you create opportunities for innovation in your leadership? In your teaching? In your learning?
- What has changed in our world today that not only makes innovation easier to do, but necessary for our students?