Vision and strategy

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Is Great Teaching Found or Fostered?

“Clash of Ideas @dculberhouse” by mrkrndvs is licensed under CC BY-SA<p>There have been a few posts of late highlighting that technology in the …

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

Design

Are You Designing Systems for People to Comply or Innovate?

In Creative Confidence, Tom and David Kelly highlight that despite the expertise and history of success at Kodak, the company suffered from the …

Teaching

Clash Of Ideas: The Tension Of Innovation

Embed from Getty Images <i>“In every organization we studied, we saw how leaders dealt with this ongoing source of tension. They made sure the</i> …

10 Ways to Make Innovation Real in Your School

Building a New Model Together Let’s stop fighting change. Instead, let’s build on the best practices we’ve developed over centuries as learners, and …

Disruption & the unenlightenment

Readers of this blog will know that I’ve often criticised the theory of disruption, and particularly its application in education. I won’t rehearse …

The Story of Firefox OS

I remember at a team dinner once Mitchell Baker, Mozilla’s Chairwoman and “Chief Lizard Wrangler”, talked about the importance of storytelling. She …

Software

Learning Spaces For Actual Learning | Graham Wegner - Open Educator

Brendan Jones has a new post up about setting up his own classroom which is a really good read. He talks about getting his first room in many years …

What’s Your Moonshot?

<i>“A moonshot taps into human aspirations to achieve something unexpected, difficult, and worthwhile.”</i> -Goldman and Purmal <i>The Moonshot Effect:</i> …

A Change Sprint – workshopping new ideas in a hurry

During a conversation in my back yard this summer with the excellent Robin DeRosa, she and I decided, once again, that most of us trying to do things …

Evidence For Learning in Australia

In the UK the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is championed by some as a tool for helping teachers, school leaders and schools to make the best …

Pedagogy

5 Ws: Trajectory of EdTech Love

Lately I’ve been chatting about edtech with <b>Dai Barnes</b> (check out the <b>TIDE podcast</b> he hosts with <b>Doug Belshaw</b>). In discussing how to get teachers (or …

Stranded In The Future

Embed from Getty Images <b>Leaders are effectively preparing to leave people stranded in the future…by not preparing our organizations and the</b> …

Cultural change within large organisations is hard

Dan Hon is back! He restarted his rambling (but super-smart) daily newsletter again this week, after some mental health issues which he’s always very …

The Five Stages of Tribal Innovation

In their book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright, call …

If You Want to Be Innovative, Innovate

Too many people want to make their organisations more innovative without going through the pain of actually changing anything.This does not work.In …

12 Principles Of Modern Learning

<b>12 Principles Of Modern Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>What are the principles of modern learning?<p>Well, that depends on how you define ‘learning’ and …

Education Technology

Creativity is not a skill, it is a state of mind.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jamie Wheal for the <b>Future Squared podcast</b>. Jamie is the co-founder of <b>The Flow Genome Project</b>, alongside …

The 4 Pillars of Futuristic Thinking

<b>“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”</b><p><b>~ Anaïs Nin</b><p>It occurred to me recently that there are an awful lot of articles on the …

Albert Einstein

Why Innovators Should Study the Rise and Fall of the Venetian Empire

Most organizations would be happy to last for centuries, as the Venetian Republic did. From 697 to 1797 AD, Venice’s technological acumen, geographic position, and unconventionality were interlocking advantages that allowed the Most Serene Republic to flourish. But when change comes suddenly, it …

Innovation

How to Assess School Progress Toward Deeper Learning

I work with schools and districts that are in the early stages of transforming to a range of deeper learning models. My thinking on something has …

Secondary schooling in Australia needs to change: throw out the tests and bring in deep learning

There is a problem in some Australian secondary schools right now. ‘Endgame’ assessments such as the Higher School Certificate (HSC) in NSW and the …

Those That Get It Don’t Need It, and Those That Need It Don’t Get It

<i>An innovation paradox</i> Here’s a central problem with trying to get any new idea to spread – often, <b>those that get it don’t need it, while those that</b> …

Bold Ideas Often Begin with Simple Actions

Often we look at bold ideas and assume that they were the result of what my friend AJ Leon refers to as a brief moment of audacity. We focus on the …

Eric Sidoti challenges the common opinion | Australian Learning Lecture

Eric Sidoti, CEO of The Whitlam Institute, has long been a questioner. He took on the task of investigating the impact of NAPLAN. In <i>The Impact of</i> …