Posts Tagged ‘schools’

CM 079: Jennifer Mueller on Leading Creative Change

Think we want creative ideas? Think again. While most of us are swimming in creative ideas, the research shows that we tend to go with what we already know. This love-hate relationship with creativity discourages innovation and causes people and organizations to stagnate. Jennifer Mueller, author of the book Creative Change: Why We Resist It…

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CM 015: Warren Berger on Questions that Prompt Innovation

What if the secret to successful innovation lies in asking ambitious questions, the kinds most of us rarely ask? That is exactly what Warren Berger learned in speaking with some of the most recognized, global leaders in innovation. He discovered that they not only ask different kinds of questions, but they apply those questions to problems unsolved…

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The Cost of Education

This is a passage from William Ayers’ Teaching the Personal and the Political: Essays on Hope and Justice. It’s from his chapter, “Learning from Children.” He contrasts what education could and should be with what it often can be (and is) for many learners. . . . education is bold, adventurous, creative, vivid, illuminating — in…

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4 Ways to Jumpstart Team Innovation

How do we grow new teams? How do we jump-start old ones? How do we build and support team skills in design thinking, innovation, and problem solving? Inspired by Creativity, Inc., I spent some time thinking about this. Like good coaches, I think we need to work with teams to build and jump-start those skills.…

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Agile Schools

What does an agile school (or organization) look like? Check out Realm School’s video and see for yourself. The narrator’s right. Our schools aren’t agile enough. Yet our kids need agile schools. Our kids also need to know that they’re loved, especially as they deepen their capacity for grit and design. Here’s the simple, yet powerful, love-grit-action…

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