If You Were the Next Steve Jobs… – Umair Haque – Harvard Business Review
“You don’t get to tomorrow by solving yesterday’s problems.”
Seth’s Blog: Understanding critical path
Wow! This piece on critical path could help revolutionize school innovation and transformation. If we would just practice such discipline.
How to integrate w/ #Decisive, #ShipIt, #Switch, etc?!
Seth’s Blog: Salmagundi on offer is not the shortcut it appears to be
Brilliant advice for schools! (Understandably, out of love for children and learning, schools try to be all things to all people. More and more, schools must consider “What will we be extraordinary in, and what will we stop doing in order to achieve that extraordinary?”)
How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | MindShift
“She thinks it’s important for students to have a space to express themselves without specific writing assignments or limitations. They write and draw what matters in their own lives and in the process develop their voice, humor, and point of view. They get to play with language and break out of cookie cutter forms of writing like the persuasive essay.”
Connection to #Synergy observation journals.
Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
From Brooklyn to Jakarta: Teaching Teachers Well | Edutopia
“What if all professional development modeled the pedagogy that school leaders ask of their teachers?”
Great case study piece on using what I call the Golden Rule of pedagogy: Do unto teachers as we would have them do unto students.
Dive Into Science With Zombies, Superheroes, and Fairies | MindShift
Fabulous case study and example of a teacher who foundationed on student interest and curiosity and THEN worked to ID the formal learning outcomes that we subject-silo in formal schooling. Brava!
In India, a School that Empowers Students and Teachers | Edutopia
An incredible job description for TEACHER. Also, navigation to educational innovation and school transformation.
“My role in the classroom is not to deliver content,” Newcomb says. “It’s all about listening — and listening some more. You listen to find out, what do students wonder about? What are their frustrations, their passions? My job is to listen and then make connections, to turn them into knowledgeable networkers as opposed to knowledgeable workers.”
An interesting look at why we fail to do and accomplish certain things, even when we possess the knowledge and understanding. While the main-thread example is medicine, one could easily replace “medicine” with “schooling.”
Unstuck iPad app – How to live better every day – Unstuck
“Free-flowing gratitude can help you get unstuck. “Feeling good lubricates mental efficiency…”
Design Thinking in Schools: An Emerging Movement Building Creative Confidence in our Youth – Getting Smart by Guest Author – design thinking, IDEO, Innovation | Getting Smart
“The need for design thinking. This movement to build a generation of design thinkers could not be more timely or more relevant. We are living in an age of increased complexity, and are facing global challenges at an unprecedented scale. The nature of connectivity, interactivity, and information is changing at lightening speed. We need to enable a generation of leaders who believe they can make a difference in the world around them, because we need this generation to build new systems and rebuild declining ones. We need them to be great collaborators, great communicators, and great innovators.”