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Steve Tobak recently wrote an article for CBS News entitled How to Create a Culture of Innovation. In this article he listed 5 ways to nurture innovation. Here is a quote from the article:
21st Century Skills
It appears to me that this is exactly what we are talking about when we discuss 21st Century Skills. We talk about student-centric learning environments. This doesn't mean that the students "run the place." It means that the students are placed in situations where they are responsible for making things happen. They are posed problems and they need to find the information and develop the skills to solve those problems. In essence, we are building entrepreneurs who learn to identify and solve problems.
The same thing holds true with teacher and administrators. Vicki Davis calls this sort of educator a Teacherpreneur. Vicki was the only one I had ever heard use the term but upon Googling the term, I found that Kristoffer Kohl talks about them and Barnett Berry talks taks about it in his book, Teaching 2030 and their 4-minute video.
So what do you think? How can we/should we/do we create a culture of innovation for our students, teachers and administrators? Does your school have a system in place that will support this work?
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