This is a professional development blog for Nottingham Elementary. We'll be discussing books we have read as a group. Our discussions will be focused on gifted children.
I think my small step will be to encourage other educators to join in using innovation. Page 140 talks of the importance of creating a team atmosphere that is inviting and transparent so that opportunities and cooperation will multiply.
I agree with Melanie Marshall's post on June 21 about taking a small step to ncourage other educators to become innovative teachers. There's' a saying" teachers wear many hats" and it's true especially since innovation is looking at things differently.
One small step that I would like to add more innovation to my class is Open Source Learning, OSL. Page 146. I think it's a good place to start innovative techniques as it can be applied in any subjects. I would like to start by creating OSL on our first unit of Place Value and operations so that students can use it to " find sources of information to help empower the learner" and deepen their learning. Page 147