A question that was posed recently was challenging the notion of “innovation” in education, and how it challenges best practice.  “Best practice” can often be seen as the enemy to innovation.  But “best practice” doesn’t stay as “best practice” forever.  Look at the “Blockbuster’s” of the world. What was once best practice to them, was … [Read more…]

Read More An Idea to Innovation to Best Practice

I originally posted “5 Critical Questions for the Innovative Educator” in September of 2014.  Here are the original five questions that I still think are crucial: Would I want to be a learner in my own classroom? What is best for this student? What is this student’s passion? What are some ways that we can … [Read more…]

Read More 3 More Critical Questions For the Innovative Educator

My brain is in so many different social media spaces now that I have no idea where this question came from, but someone asked (paraphrased), “What do we mean by risk taking?” I thought about it, and in my opinion, when people are talking about “risk taking” in the context of education, they are not … [Read more…]

Read More What’s the risk? #IMMOOC

Starting “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC this week (#IMMOOC), a lot of people are jumping into blogging, and many people are reluctant and nervous.  Rightfully so. It can be a daunting task. But as you are doing it, think of this image created by my brother years ago: Many people focus on the technologies on the … [Read more…]

Read More The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC

Thank you for signing up for “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC, happening over a six week period.  We will begin on September 17, 2016 and finish at the end of October (although the learning will continue long after that).  Currently, we are planning some YouTube Live sessions that will happen on the weekends (either Friday, Saturday, … [Read more…]

Read More The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! #IMMOOC