Nurturing an Innovator’s Mindset with George Couros

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Risk taking is not a bad word. If we want to help students read, write, and learn anything – we have to learn to take risks. But how can we understand what risks are worth taking? How can principals, teachers, and students learn how to take acceptable risks? From routine busting to reflection, George Couros, author of the Innovator’s Mindset helps us understand the risks and rewards of great teaching.

George Couros is joining me for a series of shows on Every Classroom Matters where we talk about the eight characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset (George’s new book.) This is part 3 of the series. See the full series here

Listen to the Innovator’s Mindset Series

Show Notes: Innovative Teachers Take These Risks, Not Those

  • What risks are acceptable in schools?
  • What does George think about teachers who are getting rid of their desks?
  • How can we change our routine without throwing out our beloved best practices?
  • What time of day should teachers be reflecting?

Educator Resources from this Episode

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