Mike's Monday Message
8 Characteristics of an Innovator's Mindset
Innovative teaching and learning involve taking risks. If we are to create new opportunities for the learners we serve, not everything we try will always work with every learner. If we really want to serve our students and help them to develop into the leaders and learners of today and the future, taking risks in our practice is not only encouraged but necessary. An educator with an innovative mindset will find the balance between drawing on experience while maintaining a willingness to try something new.
Risk-takers have a lower level of fear than most people. The more one practices creative risk taking the lower the fear.
Risk-takers are incredibly curious about why things are the way they are. They have a hard time accepting the way that things are without thinking about the way things can be.
Risk-takers believe anything is possible. They challenge "best practices" even when the experts tell them otherwise. They believe that anything is possible and no obstacle is too large or insurmountable because their passion for the end result overcomes any hesitation.
Think about using this year, 2020, to take some creative risks in your classroom. Your students just might thank you for it.