8 Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset (Interview Questions) – The Principal of Change. This was an awesome idea from Emily Day Harrison, and I wanted to build upon it.
As many people are going through the interview process right now, I have drafted some questions that may help display “The Innovator’s Mindset” in potential candidates, or could even be potential blog posts for those not applying for jobs at this point. Here is the first draft of some of the questions: A few things to consider… Although these are called “interview questions”, it does not mean you have to do them in a traditional “interview style”.
Candidates could have access to questions before and discuss what they choose, or they could develop their own questions based on the traits and prompts and answer as they choose. “Graduating All Students Innovation Ready” – Tony Wagner. Published Online: August 14, 2012.
What does the most comprehensive study of geniuses tell us about creativity? For his book Creativity, noted professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi did interviews with 91 groundbreaking individuals across a number of disciplines, including 14 Nobel Prize winners.
In 50 Psychology Classics Tom Butler-Bowdon sums up many of Csikszentmihalyi’s findings. Here are some highlights: The idea of the tortured creative person is largely a myth. Most of his respondents were very happy with their lives and their creative output.Successful creative people tend to have two things in abundance, curiosity and drive. Join 25K+ readers. Related posts: Are creative people more likely to be crazy? What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity? What are the best books about creativity? 12 Barriers To Innovation In Education #education.
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Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain. Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain by Paul Moss Recently I came across this interesting article: Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy and whilst espousing all contained within, it got me thinking about the inescapable perils faced when adopting this and other progressive forms of teaching.
Going against the grain can be a lonely experience at times, and whilst sound theory and instinct act as a nice warm blanket against the cold, one could well do with a practical survival guide to assist in implementing new practice. Teachers need to be prepared for the reality of what lies ahead of them to assist in the reshaping of their classrooms, and to ultimately strengthen their resolve in maintaining the chosen epistemology. Most progressive teaching models from Heutagogy, Constructivism, to PBL concern themselves essentially, as much as possible, with placing the process and outcomes of learning in the hands of the learner. 3-D Printing Will Disrupt the World in Ways We Can Barely Imagine. In the last few years, additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has transformed from an interesting hobby to an industry producing a wide range of products.
It is on the path to causing major disruptions in global trade — and changing the international security environment. The explosion of additive manufacturing means it is virtually impossible to provide an up-to-date list of materials that can be printed, but a recent top ten list includes: metals, such as stainless, bronze, steel, gold, nickel steel, aluminum, and titanium; carbon fiber and nano-tubes; stem cells; ceramics; and food.
Researchers are exploring the application of 3-D printing to fields from agriculture and biology to design and manufacturing. MIT developed a $7,000 multi-material printer than can print ten materials in the same object during a single fabrication process. As businesses learn to use these multi-material printers, the range of products they will be able to print will expand exponentially. How One School District in Ohio Transformed an Empty High School Into a Digital Space for Teens. For nearly a century, a beautiful domed building on the south side of Springfield, Ohio, housed a high school.
But after a tobacco settlement left the state with additional education funding in 2008, the Springfield City School District (SCSD) made some needed infrastructure improvements. The two high schools were consolidated on the north side of town, and the old building was left vacant.
This innovative district lets students choose how to learn. By Dennis Pierce April 7th, 2015 A district offers students 6 instructional models—an approach that has led to zero dropouts.
Help Desk: A Student-Led Genius Bar - Teachers With Apps. Effective teachers for all classrooms? It's time for teacherpreneurs. Posted by Barnett Berry on Monday, 03/09/2015 I will be speaking at the Global Education & Skills Forum (link is external) in Dubai on March 15-16, 2015, when the Varkey Foundation will be awarding its $1 million Global Teacher Prize to a leading K-12 practitioner.
This blog post offers an introduction to some of the ideas I'll contribute during #GESF. Education conversations around the globe are focused on how to recruit, evaluate, and develop effective teachers. Innovation: More than Genius Hour.pptx -ASCD 2015. 8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom.