Dear Educator: You’re Doing It Wrong

It takes a certain kind of person to be innovative. Having the passion and conviction to follow through, to take the risk despite the critics and road blocks, is tough. The old saying, If it were easy, everybody would be doing it, still holds true today. It isn't easy to hear over and over again that you are doing it wrong. It won't work. You are making a mistake. The fact is though, if we never break from the status quo to try something out of the norm, we are left with sameness and miss out on amazingness.

Taking Risks-Educationally Speaking

In this first blog post, I'm challenging educators to take risks. In life, I am not always a risk taker. I mean, I don't jump out of perfectly good airplanes for fun, or swim with sharks on purpose, or even handle poisonous snakes. But when it comes to finding new ways to help my students understand concepts, explore their own creativity, make connections, or engage in my content in deeper and more meaningful ways, then I take risks. I'm a risk taker.