I am excited to be back after being away on a school camp in Thailand last week (amazing experiential learning). This week at #whatisschool I am joined by a legendary EdTech educator and leader, Jay Thompson. We will be talking about Innovation and whether or not it is the key to Student Success.
Innovation and entrepreneurialism are the latest buzzwords to be gaining traction in schools around the world. However is this just another round of educational rhetoric and marketing, or do these concepts offer tangible benefits to students? This week we look at what schools are doing to bring back creativity and support innovation while operating in an environment that increasingly promotes standardized tests and focused curricula.
Remember that our chat times for around the world are: (updated 30 January 2018)
- Thursday 3pm Pacific Time
- Thursday 5pm Central Time
- Thursday 6pm ET
- Thursday 11pm GMT
- Friday 12am CET
- Friday 7am Singapore/Manila/WA (Perth)
- Friday 10am AEDT
- Friday 12pm NZT
Questions #whatisschool, February 8, 2018 6PM EDT
1) Jack Ma recently stated that educators must stop teaching knowledge and instead focus on soft skills like creativity, teamwork & problem finding. What are your thoughts?
2) How would you define “innovation” in a school environment?
3) What do you believe are the biggest threats facing students in adult life? What steps can we take to minimize them?
4) How is your school encouraging an innovative mindset and entrepreneurial skills?
5) What difficulties could arise when trying to encourage innovation and entrepreneurialism?
6) What role can we play in encouraging these positive changes to our current education systems?