Tag Archives: School

Innovate Like a Tough Teacher

Nearly everyone has fond (or not so fond) memories of a stern teacher from his or her years of schooling. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Lipman reminds us of the value of having a strict teacher using recent findings in academic studies in the fields of music, math, and medicine.

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Educating Future Innovators

Are our schools preparing pupils to cope with the workplace of tomorrow or are they preparing them to pass exams today? To succeed in a digital world rich in information and innovation, future skilled workers will need the ability to analyse problems, think critically, think creatively, find new solutions and have the courage to take risks and to cope with failure.

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DNA of a 21st Century Educator

During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If not, why not? This presentation explores some of the ingredients (DNA) top educators in the 21st century have, and how we can learn from them, and reinvent ourselves to reach our true potential as an educator.

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Backwards Field Trips

Field trip! What child doesn’t get excited when a teacher proclaims these magic words? The permission slip is the first thing out of the backpack. I remember counting down the days until the day finally arrived. You can probably still remember those school adventures like they were yesterday. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to get out of the boring ...

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Idea Of D.School Meets B.School is Not New

Three People Advocated It Very Early On by Idris Mootee I was speaking a keynote yesterday at an Innovation Camp. It was great place to share our stories and our journey to make innovation a ‘business’ discipline. I showed the audience the path to innovation is never a logical one. The fuzziness goes beyond the front end and extends into ...

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