Tag: Carol Dweck

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I discuss why it is imperative to move beyond a growth mindset; to create something meaningful with what we know. This podcast is loosely based on the November 2018 blog post “Moving Beyond a Growth Mindset.“ You can check out the full podcast on Apple iTunes or Soundcloud. … [Read more…]

Read More What We Do With What We Know #Podcast

This is an image I modified from the book, “The Growth Mindset Coach,” and then added my column for “The Innovator’s Mindset“: As focusing on a “growth mindset” has become amazingly popular in schools, there have been several criticisms that the work is not beneficial, or sometimes misinterpreted. All fair criticisms of the work, even coming … [Read more…]

Read More Moving Beyond a “Growth Mindset”

I am asked this question in my sessions often: “What is the next big technology in education?” My answer? “I don’t know.  You probably don’t either.” There is more to the answer, but I will get back to that in a second. But here is the thing. I didn’t predict iPads, Chromebooks, the Internet, social … [Read more…]

Read More Focusing on the “Next Big Thing”

Alec Couros shared this on Facebook: Every “new” revolution or trend in education is inevitably accompanied by the critics who wisely note “We tried this back in the x0’s. If you want change to happen and to stick, engage your historians to better understand why things failed the first time around. I then shared his post on […]

Read More Been there, done that? Actually, no.

There seems to be a disconnect in education about the idea of “consumption vs. creation,” especially in a time where the word “innovation” is so prevalent.  Let me make this clear…content knowledge is crucial in a time of innovation. Katie Martin recently posted this: There is a common saying in education lately that we need kids to … [Read more…]

Read More Why Content and Knowledge are Important for Innovation

Currently, I am reading “The Growth Mindset Coach“, and was struck by this passage and corresponding table: (Carol) Dweck identified five key areas in which the actions of people of opposing mindsets often diverge: challenges, obstacles, effort, criticism, and success of others. In the fixed mindset, a response to any of the five situations typically … [Read more…]

Read More A World that is Asking for Continuous Creation

Innovation is more about mindset, than skill set.  This is something that I truly believe and focus on in my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset” (Which I think would also be a good part of this list as well!). In schools though, “innovation” is not only about individuals, but something that is required at all levels. … [Read more…]

Read More 11 Books To Further an #InnovatorsMindset

The term “success for all” is used often in school mission statements, visions, and education plans. It is an important statement, but we need to really ensure we define what…

Read More Success for all?