Tag: #innovatorsmindset

Although this podcast on “4 Non-Negotiables” was recorded long before schools moved to “Emergency Remote Teaching,” these ideas still apply, but may look different.  As you read the post below or listen to the podcast, consider these questions: You can listen to the full podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Soundcloud, or check out the original post from … [Read more…]

Read More 4 Non-Negotiables for Schools #Podcast

From Katie Martin in “Learner-Centred Innovation“: Just think how you might begin to make the changes and the impact you desire in school if instead of statements like, “If they would have, . . .” you started asking, “How might I…?” This is what is referred to by psychologists as the locus of control or … [Read more…]

Read More Looking Inward to Move Onward

In my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset,” I wrote about the importance of asking questions to challenge thinking: As we consider what’s best for each learner, we must also think about how what we’re teaching will impact his or her future. For example, one question I have asked many educators is, “In our world today, what … [Read more…]

Read More Asking Questions to Find Better Answers

Instagram is one of the biggest social networks in the world, and it’s visual component make it a platform that many people are interested in using.  As I have used it for most personal reasons, I wanted to see if it would be an excellent place to further my own learning and network with others.  … [Read more…]

Read More #InnovatorsMindset Instagram Book Study

One of my fears when writing, “The Innovator’s Mindset“, was that I would leave something out and that it would be incomplete.  I then came to grips with the idea that although the learning is shared in book form, the learning on the topic, one that I am extremely passionate about, would continue.  Waiting until … [Read more…]

Read More 3 Images to Further the #InnovatorsMindset

If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?”  In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching.  I have been privy to seeing many educators use “flashcard” apps with students, not because they see it … [Read more…]

Read More Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative

In our most recent #IMMOOC Live session, I had the pleasure to have a conversation with Katie Martin, AJ Juliani, and John Spencer.  As we are all discussing the importance of sharing your learning (process and product), one question that came up was along the lines of, “How do we ensure that this is seen … [Read more…]

Read More The Fear of Sharing #IMMOOC

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey In a conversation with a principal yesterday, she asked me how I keep up with blogging.  I then proceeded to ask her if her door is “always open”, to which she replied “yes”. My response? You have to close it sometimes. … [Read more…]

Read More “Blogging is your job.”

Speaking about the opportunities there are for learning in our world today through technology, I asked educators in the room to do a “Twitter Video Reflection” and share their learning back to the hashtag.  Since many of them were new to Twitter, they didn’t know how to do it, so I decided to not help … [Read more…]

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