Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).
Thursday, January 29, 2015
From a Growth Mindset to an Innovator's Mindset
A couple of months ago, I ran across this blog entry on the concept of the Innovator's Mindset. The principal who wrote it uses Carol Dweck's growth mindset work as a base, and presents a view of educators and students as innovators. It's a quick, two minute read that is worth your time.
Innovator's Mindset: Belief that abilities, intelligence, and talents are developed leading to the creation of new and better ideas.To develop students as “innovators” in their pursuits, we must embody this as educators. As I continue to research and look at different processes where innovation excel, such as design thinking, there are several characteristics that seem common amongst these themes.