But only when there is no other way!
George Couros, Author of The Innovator’s Mindset, believes,
“We can’t ask teachers to be innovative in their practice while administrators do the same thing they have always done. I have noticed that the schools where teachers are doing incredible things have leadership that innovates inside the box. They do not just encourage different thinking and action, but they model it through their own process in supporting teachers within the constraints of the system.”
In today’s school system, being innovative in the classroom usually does mean doing what you can with the constraints you have. Edtech has the possibility to be a great tool to wiggle out of the box a little bit.
You can read about George’s thoughts on classroom innovation here.
What are some ways you have been able to use technology to be innovative inside or outside the box?