By Suzie Boss
The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Boss' new book, " Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World", published in July by Solution Tree.
"How do we fill the gap between saying we must encourage innovation and teaching students how to actually generate and execute original ideas? The answers are emerging from classrooms across the country where pioneering teachers are making innovation a priority. Their strategies vary widely, from tinkering workshops and design studios to digital gaming and global challenges. By emphasizing problem solving and creativity in the core curriculum, these advance scouts are demonstrating that innovation is both powerful and teachable.
"Here are eight tips to borrow from classrooms where teachers are reinventing yesterday’s schools as tomorrow’s idea factories."
Via Cristin Kennedy, Jim Lerman