I used that title because of the deep, truth there is to just eight simple words, explained by George from The principle of Change, Stories of learning and leading!
I learned that to become an innovative teacher, first I need to come up with new, unusual, creative thinking methods. And by doing that I need to stay in touch with all of the new and growing technology. In this class I have learned so much, from pod casts, twitter (I was very new to that), my daily creates, this blog post, network sharing, to the safeties of the internet as well (digital citizenship).
“I am an innovative learner and I will continue to ask “What is best for learners?” (The Principal of Change, stories of learning and leading, April 13, 2015 by George Couros)
As a teacher, I will continue to ask myself and other educators that same question. Also as a teacher I will also keep in mind that we are not only the teachers, but our students are our teachers as well. With being a parent and working in the education field, I have unlearned that we are not just the teachers, but we are also the nurse, counselor, parent, educator, learner, and friend as well as many other traits.
As stated in The Steep “Unlearning Curve”, “We have to unlearn the comforts of four wall that we’ve become accustomed to.” That our classroom is not just four walls and an 8-4 job, then we are done. That our classroom is about so much more than that.
As an innovative teacher and learner, and with the kids now days knowing more about technology than I do, I am going to have to “step-up my game” with new and innovative ideas, and by doing so I am going to have to unlearn the ways I was taught as a child, and re-learn the ways that the kids learn now!
So where will I go from here? I will continue with my education and become the best, innovative, unlearning teacher that I can be to my students and to other educators.