It has almost been one year since I committed to writing “The Innovator’s Mindset”, and decided to go with Shelley and Dave Burgess, and I couldn’t be more grateful. The response has been overwhelming, and my hope of this book starting conversations instead of ending them, has been something that has come to life. My hope was to make people think differently about the possibilities for education, within the “box” that we work inside.
I was overwhelmed when I saw this tweet just the other day:
This book has changed my life! A MUST READ FOR ALL WHO CARE!! Thank you!!! @gcouros #InnovatorsMindset pic.twitter.com/YNKoY2e8Sa
— Adam Gee (@dabearz34) June 4, 2016
People like Mandy Froehlich have been using it for book studies for pre-service teachers, many schools have coordinated group talks, some innovative leaders in Ontario coordinated a book study with it, and many others. Brandon Timm is doing a series sharing his thinking with his wife Jo, and making YouTube channels for each chapter (love it!). I have done my best to jump into these conversations as much as possible, to use this to connect and learn from others. It has been an awesome experience.
This weekend, Bethany Ligon shared this book study resource that she used with her own district, and has graciously shared it with me for others to use, modify, and remix it, for their own purposes. This was my hope and it is awesome to see it come to life.
I have also been updating resources on the blog for people to use and modify as well, with links to videos, books, articles, and anything else that I can find, relative to the book. Please feel free to use it how you see fit.
Heather Campbell shared this picture that she created from the book the other day:
As more changes happen in my life, I had to remind myself of this quote above. I just wanted to write this post to acknowledge all of those who have not only supported this work, but have pushed my thinking. The twitter chats, the voxer groups, the “skypes” with schools, and all of the face-to-face conversations,have been awesome. I am looking forward to the continued journey.
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