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6 Simple Steps to Spark an Innovative Mindset in Your Classroom


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My slides for The Brandeis School's Summer Creative Institute on June 28, 2016.

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6 Simple Steps to Spark an Innovative Mindset in Your Classroom

  1. 1. INNOVATIVE MINDSET 6 S I M P L E S T R A T E G I E S T O S P A R K A N in your classroom
  2. 2. FRED JARAVATA K8 Educational Innovation Coordinator Convent & Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco, CA Twitter @FredJaravata website:
  3. 3. Ask Beautiful Questions 10 Ideas a Day Sketchnotes D.E.A.R. 2.0 Move the Crowd Connect & Share 6
  4. 4. Ask Beautiful Questions Focus topic Question Dump Time limit Improve Questions Prioritize Questions Find out what actions are needed for each Reflect “You don’t learn unless you question.” ― Warren Berger, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
  5. 5. 10 Ideas a Day “Coming up with ten ideas a day is like exercise. And exercise makes the idea muscle stronger.” ― James Altucher, Become An Idea Machine: Because Ideas Are The Currency Of The 21st Century Start writing  10 ideas a day  Brain starts to sweat at around 6 ideas Avoid perfection The more ideas, the better they get Find the next actions
  6. 6. Sketchnotes Visual, auditory, reading and writing and kinesthetic
  7. 7. D.E.A.R. 2.0 If we had “Drop Everything And Reflect” time embedded in our week, could you not find the time to model the importance of reflection for your students by sharing what you have learned? ­George Couros, Principal, Author of The Innovator's Mindset
  8. 8. Move the Crowd "Studies of pupils show a direct positive correlation between the opportunity to vary the way you sit ­ for example, being able to rock backwards and forwards and swivel in your chair ­ and test results. Our capacity for concentrating and learning increases when we have the opportunity to move." ­­Dr. Dieter Breithecker
  9. 9. Be a newbie Keep the Beginner's Mind "It's not like I'm going to be..." "But, at least I can..."
  10. 10. References Ask Beautiful Questions by Warren Berger Become an Idea Machine by Claudia Altucher Creative Confidence by Tom Kelly & David Kelly Creative Innovators by Tony Wagner Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown Grit by Angela Duckworth Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros Moonshots in Education by Esther Wojcicki Movement in Learning by Dieter Breithecker Originals by Adam Grant & Sheryl Sanberg Sketchnotes by Mike Rohde Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg Start with Why by Simon Sinek Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  11. 11. Thank you! Need more? Welcome to visit @FredJaravata
  12. 12. SPARK THE INNOVATIVE MINDSET A T E A C H E R ' S G U I D E T O in your classroom