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Classroom Reflections

As we continue our focus on blogging, today we feature the reflective practice of KPDSB teacher Michelle Parrish. We can learn so much from teachers who openly reflect on the work they do with our young people.

You might remember Michelle’s insights as she also generously shared with us as a guest panellist during the Innovator’s Mindset book club Google Hangouts on Air.

Thanks, Michelle, for your generous open practice that helps us build knowledge together.

Please take a moment to read and comment on Michelle’s blog, or the blogs of her students, here:  https://mproom31.wordpress.com

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#innovatorsmindset Blog Hop #4: All the Live Action is Right Here

It’s blog hop day in the #innovatorsmindset book study!

Have you done some writing on this topic?  Please add it to the form below. It’s March Break, so we are taking some time with this one.

Here are the blogs that have been submitted so far. Please enjoy reading and commenting!

We encourage you to keep writing, keep thinking, keep adding to the list.  Let’s really make a big contribution to the knowledge base on this idea.  This is a BIG one to tackle and an important one to consider.

We can all learn more about how we can measure the impact of changing practice in ensuring all our learners will thrive in this changing world.  We look forward to your contributions to our collective understanding of how we can do this well.

 

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You don’t have a blog? We are happy to post your work for you here on #OSSEMOOC, or just add to the comments below, or post a quick tweet under #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc hashtags, or post to the Voxer Group for the Book Club.

#InnovatorsMindset Blog Hop #4: Measurement!

Yes, it is March Break, but we never stop learning!

This week we are tackling the BIG question, and we are saying, “Take your time with this one!”.

We will still reveal the blogs at 8 p.m. on March 15, but please feel free to take the time you need to think this through, and post when you are ready.  Post more than once, in fact!

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The form to collect the links to the blogs will be posted here shortly.
The links will be published here at 8 p.m. March 15.

Please take the time to contribute to our collective understanding.

Image by Alan Levine CC-BY-2.0

#InnovatorsMindset BlogHop 3: We Welcome You!

Yes it’s time again for the #innovatorsmindset blog hop!

You didn’t even know what a Blog Hop was 3 weeks ago, right?  And now you are going to participate in one, right? Yes you are!

We learn best when we are just outside of our comfort zones, and here at #ossemooc, we do everything WITH you to help support you along the way.

So…

Please do some writing on this topic.  Post it on your blog, then add your name, twitter handle and blog link into the form below.

Here are the links to the blogs created so far. More are always welcome. Remember that there can be about a 5 minute delay between filling out the form and seeing the blog link here.

You don’t have a blog?  We are happy to post your work for you here on #OSSEMOOC, or just add to the comments below, or post a quick tweet under #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc hashtags, or post to the Voxer Group for the Book Club.

See?  Easy Peasy!!  Now just sit back, read, and maybe comment on a blog or two.

 

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The “What Ifs” are on page 117, 118 of The Innovator’s Mindset (copied below)

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Top Image by Tina Zita

#InnovatorsMindset Goes Live Tuesday, February 23 at 8 p.m. EST

A live Hangout on Air conversation about The Innovator’s Mindset will take place Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. EST.

The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ4322Q4QbE.

Please join us live and on Twitter as we tackle these questions:

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*Images by Tina Zita

If I Could Build a School….

Please be sure to scroll down on the chart for all contributions.  Please contribute by commenting on this post, posting on Twitter under #ossemooc and #onnovatorsmindset, or writing on your own blog and posting the link below.  The list may take up to 5 minutes to refresh after you contribute your link.

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If you have responded to this prompt, please add your blog to the list using the form below.

The form responses will be posted here at 8 p.m. EST for your reading pleasure!

Please see the sample from 2 weeks ago here.

Images by Tina Zita

Get Writing! BlogHop #2 is up Feb. 16!

If you missed the first blog hop, now is the time to catch up!

Write your answer to this question on your blog, as a comment here, or on Twitter.  Share the link on Tuesday on the form that you will find right here.

Let’s build a library of ideas together!

Here’s the question:

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Get thinking and writing!

#INNOVATORSMINDSET LIVE EVENT TODAY

Join us at 8 p.m. EST today for a live discussion of The Innovator’s Mindset Chapters 1-3.

Participate online through Twitter.  Share your questions and comments under #innovatorsmindset and #OSSEMOOC

Please use this link to join the live Google Hangout on Air:

Questions for tonight’s event:

Q1INNOVATIVEPREACTICE

 

 

Q2Constraints

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Q3TraitsYouEmbody

 

 

1. What is an example of a practice that you consider to be innovative? How is it new or better than what you had before?
2. What are some examples of innovation that you have seen within constraints, both inside and outside of school?
3. What trait of the innovator’s’ mindset do you most embody – how would you foster those in other people.

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#InnovatorsMindset Book Club Goes Live!

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Innovation in Education: ‘What it is, what defines it, and what it looks like in practice.’

Tuesday February 9th:  8 p.m.-9 p.m. EST

In this segment we will discuss the concept and characteristics of innovation presented in chapters 1-3 of the book.

We will also discuss the ways in which we see ourselves, our schools and our Districts exemplifying these characteristics, the innovative practices happening in our Districts, the conditions that have made this possible, and some of the obstacles that get in the way.

Participants are invited to share their ideas and their own stories.

Details and links will be posted here.  Register to have details sent by email or DM on Twitter.

Don’t forget to check out the Innovation Blogs.  Add yours to the list, take time to comment on the work of others, or share your thinking on Twitter #InnovatorsMindset #OSSEMOOC, or comment here.