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Leadership: What Makes a Person Follow

In the video above Simon Sinek is talking about creating a leadership culture that people will follow. His big point is the following quote: “People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” I Absolutely Love this quote. […]

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relationships and caring

IMMOOC: Technology and Relationships in the 21st Century

I recently read a blog post by Rachel Burkett called: Connected Yet Disconnected. In her post she talked about how easy it is to avoid connecting with those who you are serving. How easy it is to only appear in their classrooms and spaces when you have a great idea you […]

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characteristics of innovator's mindset

IMMOOC: The 8 Characteristics and Me

The above image by Sylvia Duckworth is a great illustration of what it looks like to be deep into the Innovator’s Mindset. Chapter 3 of George Couros’s book is attempting to identify how an innovator views the world. As an exercise for myself, I wanted to rate myself in each of […]

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IMMOOC: The Tools of Technology

I was recently hired to be the instructional technology specialist for my organization. One of the things that I am running into is that everyone just wants technology. Even without a clear idea of what they want to do with that technology. Of course I am guilty of this as well. […]

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teacher curiosity

IMMOOC: Fostering Curiosity Among Teachers and Students

One of my favorite quotes from The Innovator’s Mindset is: “If students leave school less curious than when they started, we have failed them.” We do not have to teach students how to be curious. They already are. But somewhere between when they start school and graduate, school goes from a […]

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Innovation and the Innovator’s Mindset #IMMOOC

The #IMMOOC begins officially this weekend. It revolves around a book called The Innovator’s Mindset and provides me the opportunity practice an important parts of innovation: personal reflection. That is where this blog comes in. Beginning a blog sounds like a huge task. Once started will it become one of the many […]

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