The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future.

The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It’s time to recognize that compliance doesn’t foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity—and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

In THE INNOVATOR'S MINDSET, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore—and to become forward-thinking leaders.

If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. In other words, innovation begins with you. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set but about mindset.

•You are a superintendent, district administrator, or principal who wants to empower your staff to create a culture of innovation.
•You are a school leader—at any level—and want help students and educators become their personal best.
•You are a teacher who wants to create relevant learning experiences and help students develop the skills they need to be successful.

THE INNOVATOR'S MINDSET includes practical suggestions for unleashing your students’ and teachers’ talent. You’ll also read encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

You'll be inspired to:
•Connect with other innovative educators
•Support teachers and leaders as learners
•Tap into the strengths of your learning community
•Create ongoing opportunities for innovation
•Seek more effective methods for measuring progress
•And, most importantly, embrace change and use it to do something amazing

Title:The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity
Edition Language:English
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  • Chris Wejr

    Although I have been a huge fan of George's blog for the past 7-8 years, his book brings his thoughts on leadership and innovation in education to a whole new level. Many education books are either to...

  • Justin Nelson

    Look, this is tough. This is one of those edu books meant to get you fired up about thinking a certain, new way about education. And, honestly, my district and I are already there in this process. (Co...

  • Alanna King

    I've just finished reading George Couros ' "The Innovator's Mindset" and I think it's time that we addressed the elephant in the room.  The word "mindset" is so five minutes ago.  There I said it...

  • Molly Dettmann

    This book makes me excited to get into the classroom and do the work. I appreciate the author’s thoughts on new technology and how it isn’t best practice to throw it in there and call it innovatio...

  • TJ Wilson

    I saw Couros speak at Ohio State University, and he was super inspiring. I think I came away from that session with six or seven pages of notes, a lot of them ideas unrelated to the speech itself but ...

  • Kris Patrick

    First half... Blah blah blah. 2nd half - good stuff. He extols the virtue of grit, but I thought grit is now out? ...

  • Beth Honeycutt

    This book has many great ideas and things to think about for today's educators!...

  • Angie

    So many thoughts ... and frustrations. And plans and wishes ... and I admit, "buts."...

  • Connie Liu

    An interesting read about pushing progress in the static system of education with an "innovator's mindset". However, I found a lot of the suggestions in this book a bit mundane: blogging as a way to l...

  • Reed Fagan

    While the ideas in this book are mostly solid, I don't think any of them are truly new. It is mostly a recapitulation of modern professional development that as educators we ought to use internet reso...