Things Change…#IMMOOC Week 3

This was a very thought provoking week in the #IMMOOC. There were two great book chapters on the importance of relationships and being a leader, a powerful talk by Tara Martin where she encouraged people to “Cannonball in,” and we’ve been asked to reflect on the question, “What is one thing that you used to do in education that you no longer do or believe in?” “Cannonball in! You’ll either sink or swim, but most likely … Continue reading “Things Change…#IMMOOC Week 3”

Characteristics of an Innovator’s Mindset: #IMMOOC Week 2

Mindset is a word we hear being used much more now, especially compared to when I first started teaching. Most people are familiar with the concept of having a Growth Mindset vs. a Fixes Mindset, as in, believing that intelligence/abilities can be developed as opposed to believing that intelligence/abilities are static. Carol Dweck discusses this topic at length in her book, Mindset. George Couros’s recent book introduced me to the importance of also having an … Continue reading “Characteristics of an Innovator’s Mindset: #IMMOOC Week 2”

#IMMOOC – Why Innovation?

Over the next six week I will be participating in #IMMOOC – the Innovator’s Mindset Massive Open Online Course – in reference to a book I read over the summer, “The Innovator’s Mindset” by George Couros. I look forward to re-reading this book, as it made me think deeply about what I am doing as a teacher, and what schools are doing for students. While innovation may seem like the most recent education buzz-word, I really do believe … Continue reading “#IMMOOC – Why Innovation?”