I was struck yesterday when I read this post by Seth Godin In Search of a Timid Trapeeze Artist (you can read it, it’s very short!)
What he says is generally true of all organisations – and of schools too.
Innovation in teaching isn’t really something you can dabble in, it’s a lifestyle choice. A choice to constantly drive at the boundaries of what’s possible in your lessons.
Those of us who try to be ‘a bit innovative but no more’ will always struggle.
That’s not to say innovation is easy – particularly when you’re burdened with workload – in fact it’s almost difficult by definition, but it’s definitely, definitely worth it.
I’d love to hear some of the examples you have of throwing yourself completely into an innovative project or teaching style. Sharing makes us stronger! Just tweet me @creativeedu or post in the comments below