Madison Engquist read the book "The Innovator's Mindset" and the following to share. Check it out!
"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." - Maya Angelou
“Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” -Seth Godin
Until this year, my professional development has been very personalized. I’ve focused on myself and what I can do better within my own four walls. And that has been what I’ve needed. However, this year as I created my PDP something unexpected happened. My personal goals suddenly felt limited, and I found myself asking not, how can I do better within my own four walls, but how can I knock down my four walls? As I learned more and was exposed to more possibilities, innovating within my classroom was no longer my focus. Innovating within and around our whole school became, not just my focus, but the focus of a whole team of people.
I read the book The Innovator’s Mindset (along with the rest of the Flexible Learning Committee), and these are the major takeaways that I see impacting our building as we rethink how we do school. And even though we’re all thinking big here, hopefully you can find a few immediate and practical ways to use these ideas in your classroom now.
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