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  1. Gary Bau

    Nice post! (eg. I agree..)

    Though, how does one deal with the term ‘new innovation’? As a claim for marketing superiority, aspiring to be original perhaps.

    Useful innovation is perhaps a better claim for fame/word of mouth virality.

  2. I love the notion of moving beyond citizenship to leadership. I’ve often wondered why we hide concepts of leadership from young people as if they are only the domain of adult environments, then expect them to leave school and become 21st century leaders overnight. Definitely something a lot of schools need to focus more on. Who says the 7 norms of collaboration are only for grown ups.

  3. Lou Taylor

    I am excited to develop the definite link of citizenship and leadership – this is something that we have been missing as an important stepping stone to empowering our students to not only value leadership but to value and commit to being a positive citizen. I am taking this to my school this term and i am going to put citizenship at the forefront. What a simple connection but SO important. Thank you!!

  4. Knowing that innovation is the essence of creativity, creating time to explore this is not always easy. How does one surpass what they already have in place from collaboration, intuition, and knowledge of websites that students go beyond their comfort zones and their teacher’s?
    I want to help my teacher’s push their own comfort zones as well as my own as an administrator.

  5. Joe

    This is an interesting approach to the whole concept of innovation in education. Much of what we do in education currently is not centered around creating, but instead on piling information into students heads. There is a huge disconnect between Innovation and the Problem Solving model schools are espousing and I am glad to see it addressed here.

    • Anne Burris

      Yes it is a new mindset and a good frame to follow. The creativity is a mindset for the whole education community. Problem solving is something that we all are apart of and learn from each other through our cultural exchange.

    • Gary Bau

      The ever present elephant in the room, assessment.

      Reward for effort is a fundamental society expectation, not always reflected in schools.

      Exam scores are the most obvious example.
      Passion projects are described as a feel good immediate sense of purpose, for those not interested in ‘going on’

      Part of the ‘problem’ are the vested interests in creating a competitive ‘winner’ schooling system which pre-selects likely successful candidates.

      I see this plan as re-dressing the balance and becoming inclusive of all learners, rather than conferring an exclusive advantage.

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