Do you dream of doing something innovative in education but don’t really know how?
If you are an educator who likes to think differently about contemporary teaching and learning, this site will give you practical ideas for designing learning experiences for your students. You will find examples of how other educators are being responsive to the current challenges facing education.
If you are looking for ideas on what and how to innovate, the stories I have curated here will inspire you. They inspire me.
I have long been fascinated by, engaged in, and endeavoured to contribute to the theory and practice of creating real-life learning experiences for students. You can read more about my interests on my personal blog.
Back in the early 2000s I was so excited to find educational websites with stories about educators who were doing things differently. Sadly, those sites have diminished their focus on innovation and the stories are more dispersed across the internet.
This project came about as a result of three things – an overloaded Evernote file of project clippings I’ve saved over time; a twitter exchange about authentic learning projects; and watching Matt Cutt’s TED Talk, ‘Try Something New for 30 Days’. For January 2017, I decided to take all my file notes, write them up and publish one a day for 30 days.
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Finally, if a story intrigues you, I strongly recommend following the links I’ve provided at the bottom of each post. I’ve attempted to stick to a word limit so, I couldn’t publish it all. There is absolute gold when you dig in to the reports of these educators and their students.