So here we go! Technically the Innovator’s Mindset MOOC doesn’t start for another week, but already people are jumping ahead and getting started! So I thought I would jump in as well.
George posted a question to spark our thinking, “Why is “innovation” so crucial in education? What impact do you see it having on our students and ourselves long term?”
A few people have already responded on the Facebook post with inspiring answers connecting problem solving, creative solutions, relevance, staying fresh, keeping up with the world around us, and much more. All such great answers!!!
I responded with: “We, as educators, can’t stay the same because the world around us is changing. We live in a world of 3D printed cars and houses! Who knows what is coming next? We have to harness that energy and excitement to empower our students. We should give our students the tools to analyze and create and live in a world that is changing everyday. So yes, I believe innovation is crucial to education.”
Do you listen to podcasts? I have a few that I just love and learn from every time! Recently, I listened to Steve Kotler (Tomorrowland) on the James Altucher Show (The James Altucher Show is currently my favorite podcast, I learn so many new things every single episode). If you have some time, you should check it out. This episode, I think feeds directly into the question George asked us about innovation being crucial in education. I wonder what you all think?
I’m excited to participate in the dialogue on The Innovator’s Mindset. Are you joining in??