When reading George Couros’ book, I was especially captivated by his thoughts on innovative leadership and his focus on facilitating far reaching change in schools rather pockets of innovation in the odd classroom. Change that creates schools full of classrooms that are challenging, innovative and empowering for students is needed.
I believe that in order for teachers to change and improve their practise when they are already extremely busy and overtaxed with their job there a few things that need to happen.
- Support from administration
- A professional/mentoring relationship with an innovative leader
- Patience (real and lasting change can be slow)
- opportunities to collaborate with other innovative teachers
- reflection time
Georgia Wells, Children of the Earth