innovative teaching and learning

The Past Preparing Our Students for the Future – The Principal of Change – Education Article

Here is a video I shared on Twitter last week: A couple of thoughts: 1. Traditional practice does not equal bad practice. We can’t use the terms interchangeably. 2. Innovation is ONLY innovation if it leads to something better. “New” is not enough.#InnovatorsMindset pic.twitter.com/2VcFbuFcVp — George Couros (@gcouros) February 13, 2019 I have been thinking a lot about the terms “traditional” and “innovative” lately and how they should not be terms that are used in contradiction with one another but…

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Master Teacher, Master Learner – The Principal of Change – Education Article

The comment below is one I received from a teacher on the “Innovator’s Instagram Book Study” going on right now: For some reason, I burst into tears. To know someone has been in the profession for 37 years and is still pushing themselves to grow is a testament to so many great educators who do way more for kids and learning than they will ever be given credit. I have challenged this myth that as teachers get older in their…

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The Importance of Isolation in a Highly Connected World – The Principal of Change – Education Article

I wrote this in  “The Innovator’s Mindset“: Today, isolation is a choice educators make. Our connectivity and learning opportunities have changed in recent years, and, thankfully, many teachers are taking advantage of those changes to benefit themselves and, more importantly, their students. We have access to information and, equally valuable, to each other. We need to tap into that. The quote in bold is one I often share in presentations and recently, after being tweeted out, someone said (paraphrasing), “I…

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As Technology Becomes Easier to Use, Our Depth of Learning Needs to Continue to Increase – The Principal of Change – Education Article

I am wrestling with some ideas in my head…bear with me as I try to write to learn. If you have an iPhone, do you remember taking out the manual and going over how to use your new device? If you do, you are making up this experience in your head because the iPhone does not come with a manual.  The goal of creating the device was to make something so easy to use that you wouldn’t need instructions which…

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