Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | MindShift
Great questions regarding the mindset of inquiry-based instruction!
Informal Learning: Facing the Inevitable and Seizing the Advantage | Edutopia
Great piece about what we call learning and what we call school.
How do we teach – coach, really – the ways to find one’s purpose? I’ve yet to see a class called “Purpose” in a school course catalog (and I’m not sure I’d want to see it so silo-ed out). Do we help learners understand and uncover and discover their purpose as much as we help them learn punctuation, penmanship, and prepositions?
I love this piece and resource from Unstuck and Stone Yamashita Partners.
May we be as concerned with #Purpose in schools as we tend to be with the other P’s above.
The Ethics of Innovation & Reform in Education | Connected Principals
Fascinating, provocative blog post about some questions to ask when innovating in education. For example, #2 is “What will be the possible impacts of your action? Predicting and applying systems thinking to this process is critical. Like Peter Senge writes: ‘today’s problems are a consequence of yesterday’s solutions'”
Steve Jobs: “Real artists ship.” | bwagy
“That’s why the latter option mentioned in my previous post of “Get it out the door asap 80% done. For you will make mistakes anyway. Best get first one out the door so the second, third, fourth are even better.” works best when you’re doing something new, different, innovative… ie worth doing.” [HT @jbrettjacobsen]
Eight Ways to Communicate Your Strategy More Effectively – Georgia Everse – Harvard Business Review
“Here are just a few communications approaches that will help you effectively reach your employees and encourage behaviors that advance your strategy and improve your results.”
Turn Creative Fear Into Fuel – Explore Create Repeat – by 4ormat
“Fear has the potential to be a driving force in your creative process.”