The problem, we believe, is well documented: students trained to memorize content, following strict guidelines, ticking off rubrics, working in isolation, staying clean with sleeves buttoned down, all with little encouragement or opportunity to think outside the proverbial box. Next stop is the workforce or university, where expectations of collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving are paramount for success.
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November 14, 2016
Build skills even if you do not know what you want to do with them. Skills are universal. Don't focus on specific knowledge.
September 24, 2016
The #GoOpen District Launch Packet provides a comprehensive outline for schools and districts to organize their efforts to infuse their curriculum with openly-licensed educational resources.
June 04, 2016
As we head into summer, I hope that educators everywhere will spend some time thinking about minor or major changes they can make in their schools and classrooms to encourage students to develop their ability to create new solutions to old problems.
June 02, 2016
We created an adapted K-12 design thinking cycle that's perfect for students of any age, level, and subject area.
May 03, 2016
Be cautious about holding onto outdated traditions with white knuckles because we are comfortable with them. Encourage students to take a risk and try new things.
February 01, 2016
While it is no comparison to being at the conference in person, I followed the #Educon hashtag on Twitter over the weekend and I've shared my five biggest takeaways in Storify.
January 22, 2016
The Open Education Resources movement provides an opportunity to put the power back in the hands of teachers and students. We need schools who support staff members in becoming creators who not only collaborate with colleagues across classrooms but also across local, state, and national boundaries.
November 17, 2015
I am attending the EdTeachTeacher iPad Summit Boston for the next two days and the opening keynote this morning was from Guy Kawasaki who offered his Top 10 List for Innovation. As I listened to the list, I was reflecting on how these 10 items connect to what we do in education. Hopefully many of these will resonate with you as well.
October 30, 2015
One of the hottest new education books is "The Innovator's Mindset" by my friend George Couros, a highly-sought-after teaching, learning, and leadership consultant. I spoke with George recently about his book.