George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovation leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of the K-12 school system, as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator. He is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset and writes the blog, The Principal of Change, has done a ted talk, hosts his own podcast, and is a well-respected speaker. He is also the creator of connectedprincipals.com and is a contributor to edutopia.com. You can connect with him on twitter, Instagram, facebook and other social media by typing @gcouros or by searching his name.
In this episode, we talk about the power of encouraging our learners and educators to be problem finders and solvers, what it takes to develop an innovator’s mindset, and the distinction between what it means to engage vs. empower our students. You'll learn how two simple questions are the key to changing student behaviour for the better. We dig deep into meaningful ways to motivate our school community to tap into their passions and interests and talk about overcoming the constraints associated with schools right now. Through his engaging, funny delivery, George shows us how to build student agency into learning while keeping it real.