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 unfinished projects that litter the internet? My hope is that, at the end of the #IMMOOC, this one will not join those. Instead, this will become my small piece of the internet to share my thoughts and reflections.
Initial Thought on Innovation
My first thought is this: the world we live in is ever changing. As educators, the content and the methods we use are also ever changing. To continue and try to use the same methods or teach the same content without integrating the new defeats the term ‘education.’ How could any of our students be considered educated if what they have learned leaves a huge gap of the new, of the things that have changed since we as teachers went to school?
Do I want to be a teacher who teaches the same thing the same way for 40 years? Or do I want to be an innovative educator is always exploring and learning the best way to teach?