"Here’s a big question: how can educators create learning experiences that foster collaboration, and problem solving, but also nurture imagination and curiosity during the school day?
It’s simple: try something new. An innovative teacher is a mentor, and allows his or her students to share their voices and become future innovators. Innovators make learning relevant, and they commit to sharing digital learning content and powerful ideas for improving teaching and learning.
Check online, and you’ll see various options for “innovative teaching” fly across the Twittersphere. Some teachers engage in creative learning spaces with makerspaces, some create “classrooms without walls” via social media), and some explore virtual and augmented reality. But at the end of the day, onething’s for sure: Teachers need just as much engagement, collaboration, and choice as students in order to facilitate innovative experiences in the classroom.
So, how can you bring innovation into your classroom? Here are a few innovative practices that might help get you started—complete with a number of resources to support your innovation experiments."