For those schools who really want to bake creativity into their core being…weave it into much of what they do…breathe it in like air as a taken for grantedness some day, then they better dig into, unpack, and implement the stuff mentioned just in this 1 min, 20 sec.
And it wouldn’t hurt to re-imagine, re-solve, and re-purpose school according to many of these lessons…
“Susie is a fabulous student! However, she is so quiet. I wish she would speak up more in class.” How many times have I read, heard, written, and said such. “Educare,” though, the root of education, means to draw out. It’s 2012! Technology makes it even more possible to empower introverts to share their thinking in “alternatively audible” ways. Polling, quick writing, Google docs, backchanneling, etc. What if we scaffolded, not “scolded?” What if we empowered the introverts before trying to change them?
[83 words. Again, I embrace that failure. I will work to improve and succeed more in tomorrow’s post! Thanks for reading.]