Should Schools Screen Teachers for Innovation?
Reflecting on some recent biz-tech reading he's been doing, Bill Ferriter questions whether schools are doing enoughif anythingto evaluate prospective teacher-hires by their potential for innovation. He's developed a few sample interview questions to help them along. Here's a good one:
What well-established professional practice are you skeptical about?
Similarly, ed-tech pioneer Will Richardson once told us that if he were a principal who was hiring new teachers, he would "look for people who aren't asking how, but instead are asking why."