Wow. Y'all. I am so sorry. I don't know what is going on with these posts, I promise they are all ready to go, but not going out when they are scheduled. So, I will be manually posting them to make sure they go out on time so we can stick to our schedule as closely as possible!
Being an Innovator
As we finish Chapter 3 and Part I, Couros identifies what he considers to be the characteristics of an innovator's mindset. He narrows it down to eight. Based on your answers from the discussion posts from the last two weeks, do you agree with those eight? Are there any others that would add? Before we can build our classroom's innovation, or even our department's mindset, we have to think about how we personally think about innovation. Keeping that in mind, you will be ranking the eight characteristics based on how you feel they relate to your teaching. In other words, which characteristic is your strongest point? What do you innovatively do well? Now, this isn't a direct 1-8 ranking. If you feel that resilience and empathy are your weakest, put them both at the bottom next to each other. This is your scale, so "rank" them however you would prefer.
After you have "ranked" them, please add text boxes to explain why the characteristics are placed where they are. You can add one text box next to explain everything, or one box next to each characteristic. Feel free to add other characteristics if you think there should be more/different than the eight.
Upload your document to the book club.You can take a picture of the slide and post it to social media too, just be sure to use #naaereads!