Lately on social media, the hot topic seems to be how to develop an innovator’s mindset at one’s school. I’ve seen the diagrams, read quotes and passages highlighted from books, read blogs where teachers have discussed how they have been inspired to start the discussion, but what I have failed to see is an actual plan of action for how a school would actually go about changing the mindset of an entire staff and student body. Without a proper, cohesive plan of action, one can only imagine the challenge for administrators if random teachers are coming up with amazing innovative ideas that don’t match the school’s vision. There needs to be a way to harness the individual talents and ideas of staff and move them towards a common goal – how do we do this? With the use of an Educational Framework. The diagram below is a general framework, the details of the framework and individualized planners would need to mapped out according to a school’s precise vision and end-goals.
In the above diagram, the plug-in represents the school’s Educational Framework. The school’s framework is comprised of its vision, philosophy, values and curriculums – these are the energy source that will fuel teachers’ inspirations and innovative ideas. The extension cord plug-ins represent the individualized teacher planners that will allow innovative ideas to emerge and talents to glow. Once the teachers are plugged into the framework, the magic happens and the mindset at the school can begin to shift. The students will thrive on the light source and energy provided by the teachers, and the whole school will revolve around an innovative mindset.
Are you ready to turn the lights on at your school? If so, learn more about Educational Frameworks and their accompanying individualized planners by visiting the following articles:
What is an Educational Framework?
The Power of Planners
Explore Other Educational Frameworks
The Flipped Classroom Framework
The Shared Leadership Framework
The Language Framework
The Transitional Framework
The Early Years Framework