Tag: katie novak

Katie Novak and I had a chance to discuss some of the concepts from our book, Innovate Inside the Box, on the below webinar with CAST.  It is an hour-long if you are interested in watching it. Here is the full webinar below: Here are a few things that I wanted to highlight from the video: 1. … [Read more…]

Read More Surround Yourself With Those that Make You Better

This post is from my “Innovate Inside the Box” co-author, Katie Novak.  In her recent work, she connected the idea of graduate profiles and “The Innovator’s Mindset.” Check out her post below.  Today I had the opportunity to work with an amazing administrative team in the Del Norte School District on the northern coast in … [Read more…]

Read More The Innovator’s Mindset and the Profile of a Graduate

It is with great pleasure that I share  “Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset” my co-authored book with Katie Novak, is now available. As the follow-up to “The Innovator’s Mindset,” this book is meant to not only help you create a vision for what our schools and classrooms can … [Read more…]

Read More Innovate Inside the Box (The Book)

I saw this picture on Imgur awhile ago, and I have it saved in my favorite images. This is a good reminder for us as individuals and as schools. For individuals, focusing on goals is essential, but the process and the journey are important and where you are now will only happen once.  You might … [Read more…]

Read More Where You Are Right Now

My friend and an educator that I have incredible admiration for, Bill Ferriter, recently wrote a post titled, “The Best Innovation Ever” where he discusses the importance of relationships in his classroom environment. He wrote the following: It was a different kind of year for me for one simple reason:  I stopped scrambling to find … [Read more…]

Read More Relationships at the Core

I have been sharing the below thought for years, and it is a crucial part of having empathy as an educator, as discussed in “The Innovator’s Mindset“: The key to this question is not thinking like you but thinking about your students and their point of view.  For example, I have been in adult sessions where you are sometimes … [Read more…]

Read More Personalizing the Journey for Our Students