Model the Innovation Spirit You Want to Cultivate

Establishing innovation rituals in schools and classrooms often needs the most concrete of methods to help them take root: modeling. There are many books about innovation that discuss the necessary traits to nurture in young innovators (observing, questioning, experimenting, networking, and associating as shared in The Innovator’s DNA), and the patterns of innovation to design…

The Lens Shift

I remember the first time I heard the term “lens shift.” It was in my educational leadership program. “Instead of looking at issues from just a classroom perspective, you’ll begin to look at them in the context of the whole school, or even the entire district. ┬áThis is part of the lens shift you’ll experience…