Tag: innovation in teaching and learning

This visual is from a great post by Katie Martin titled, “Creating a Learning Orientation Versus a Performance Orientation“: Two things here that are quite powerful.  In my 2010 post, “What Makes a Master Teacher“, I talk about the difference between “Learning Goals” and “Performance Goals”, and list that criteria for a “master teacher”: 6. … [Read more…]

Read More Questions of Compliance or Empowerment?

A principal friend of mine asked if I could send their staff a message before they open a brand new school.  Here is what I shared with them: As many educators in North America are on summer break right now, and whether you are starting a new job, starting a new school, or going back … [Read more…]

Read More Take Advantage of the Blank Slate

A principal friend of mine asked if I could send their staff a message before they open a brand new school.  Here is what I shared with them: As many educators in North America are on summer break right now, and whether you are starting a new job, starting a new school, or going back … [Read more…]

Read More Take Advantage of the Blank Slate

The above quote from AJ Juliani, (from the amazing book  “Empower“, written by AJ and John Spencer) stuck out and resonated deeply with me because of my focus on innovation in education. In their book, they are not looking at creating a system that does this only for students, but the educators as well. Here’s why… … [Read more…]

Read More Preparing Learners For Anything #EmpowerBook

In Thomas Friedman’s book, “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations“, he states the following: Indeed, there is a mismatch between the change in the pace of change and our ability to develop the learning systems, training systems, management systems, social safety nets, and government regulations that … [Read more…]

Read More Adapt to, embrace, and create meaningful change.

From the article, “Bored Out of Their Minds“: Yet we’re still keeping them in the kind of education system… that wants nothing from them in terms of their own ideas. School has already decided what matters and [what it] expects from you. It’s like an airplane: Sit down, strap in, don’t talk, look forward. Why … [Read more…]

Read More “You can do that tomorrow.”

I tweeted this article from Tina Seelig, “Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information“, and asked the following question on Twitter: Curious what you think about this quote from Tina Seelig? Some would be on the exact opposite side of this spectrum: Finally, never tell students what they need to do to get an “A” in the … [Read more…]

Read More Creating “Purposeful Conflict”