When does change go from being difficult to being enjoyable?
An innovation plan, including mine to implement a blended learning format in my school, can be a big change. Although many teachers will be excited, some teachers could have a difficult time with the change that is involved. But this change is needed. Students today learn through electronics, and it’s about time that teachers tune into this and get on board.
Through my research and reading, I’ve discovered ways that technology can be used in the classroom to assist students in their learning. I hope to use this knowledge to influence the teachers on my campus to incorporate technology into their classrooms. I believe that this will help students to become more engaged, and therefore to be present at school more often.
As an instructional coach, I plan to model lessons using technology and help teachers incorporate more technology into their lesson plans. See my Innovation Plan, Implementation Outline, and Literature Review for more information about my ideas.
Some books that I hope to read to continue my learning include:
The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by Katie Muhtaris and Kirstin Ziemke
Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros
The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance, and the Real-Life Problems with Innovation by Robert Bass, The Jossey-Bass Education Series
50 Things You Can do With Google Classroom by Alice Keeler