My random thoughts & answers to this week's questions posted in regards to The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros.
Follow along with the questions & discussion at immooc.org/
For me, the purpose of education is simple: for teaching and learning! Schools offer places and content for all kinds of students whether you are in Kindergarten or working on your second Masters Degree. Innovation is crucial in education because the students of today aren't the same as the students of past years. We can't keep teaching and "playing school" the same way it's always been done for the sake of tradition. In order to continue to be relevant and meaningful in 2017, schools must embrace change and innovation.How are you embracing change to spur innovation in your own context?
Change is something I personally have always embraced and found quite exciting. I've never been the one to stay at in a position or school for many years or even teach or do things the same way. My longest stint was 8 years at the same school. Currently, I'm embracing change with a new career pathway in education and I haven't looked back once. The change in what I'm doing on a day to day basis has definitely afforded me new opportunities of looking at education through different lenses and learning from a multitude of new mentors. One of the reasons I pursued this new job was because of my admiration for the private company. I felt they were being innovative and offering solutions and help for problems found in education and technology integration. Working with a variety of people has spurred innovation as we feed off each other for creativity and inspiration.