Holy smokes! I just saw @GeorgeCouros give his keynote at the TxDLA conference. I like reading his blog posts and his book is like my Holy Grail. Reading it for the first time made me feel a deep sense of hope....an effervescence that buoyed me into a new phase of my 20 year career as … Continue reading TxDLA Conference Debriefing
While spending some time reading about significant learning environments, I attempted to engage in some dialogue with other teachers and administrators about shifting learning environments on campus. After a few encounters, it became obvious to me that there was a significant disparity in how people defined this term “learning environment.” Most thought I was only … Continue reading CSLE
Over the last 20 years, the reason that I do what I do hasn't really changed. I see that teenagers are not a finished product; teenagers are a work in progress. Often, the person they are destined to become has not yet formed while still in high school. Who they are today, might … Continue reading Why, How, and What
To continue exploring what innovation means, please take a look at this blog post from George Couros, an expert on the subject.
The term innovation is being tossed around a lot in education circles. Many leaders are repeating the term like a battle cry, calling for teachers to innovate without explaining what this really means or why we should take on another buzzword. Why is innovation?