Number of pages: 208
BBB Library: Education
It’s no secret: schools need to change. The world is changing rapidly. Our learners have changed, and everything in the world of education must change, as well. We are in the middle of major disruptions in almost every industry, including learning, yet our roles and infrastructures haven’t kept up. Innovation is pushing us to fine-tune our skills in data collection and interpretation and demanding that we master lifelong learning.
We are trying to fix 21st century problems with 19th century solutions. To get out of this cycle, we need to think about our problems in a different way. A new way of thinking and attacking our educational problems is what Gallagher and Thordarson describe in their book,Design Thinking for School Leaders.
"Design thinking is more than a fad; it is a set of principles around which creative people find and solve problems and unlock opportunities. For the first time, two veteran educators and expert design thinkers provide both theory and clear, highly practical guidelines for how school leaders can shift from being mere managers to becoming design-inspired leaders. A must-read for all school leaders seeking to build and sustain nimble, adaptive organizations that will positively impact our students in an increasingly VUCA (volatile & complex) world." —Grant Lichtman, author of #EdJourney
Design Thinking for School Leaders can help you guide your school to the forefront of the new design and education movement, one that will move traditional education into the modern world and drive the future of learning.
The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. Wade and Hope King show you how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. Whether you are a high school teacher or
Certainly, being a young, educated adult is not the same now as it was even just a mere decade ago, with a rapidly changing world. To create innovators, from this Millennial Generation, not only means supplying the potential innovator with the right skills, tools and atmosphere, but also to supply the
The modern world is the product of ideas, beliefs, and values of human imagination and culture have shaped it over centuries. It has been created out of our minds as much as from the natural environment. The human mind is profoundly and uniquely creative, but too many people have no sense
The world is changing rapidly. Our learners have changed, and everything in the world of education must change, as well.
Opportunity Seeker. Shifts from problem solving to problem finding and actively seeking opportunities.
Innovation is often about seeing opportunity in the everyday and being able to clearly identify a need where you didn’t know one existed. Where might there be unmet needs in your school or district?
As an Opportunity Seeker, you recognize that each unmet need or problem may actually present incredible opportunities.
Taking what appears to be a difficult situation and finding ways to turn the problem into something positive is the essence of positive reframing.
When you’re stuck on a problem and struggling to positively reframe it, try explicitly looking at it from a different perspective.