There are too many apps. Too many ideas. Too many initiatives. Too many jobs to do. Too many strategic objectives. Too many standards. Lack of focus plagues almost every aspect of education. What if by doing less, we can achieve more? What if simplicity is the way forward? In today's show, George Couros points out the importance of simplicity in schools, in the classroom, and in our personal lives. You'll learn easy tips to apply in your life as a teacher.
Welcome to episode 301 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, George Couros and I discuss how to bring teachers and schools into an open culture of learning and teacher improvement. Check out the full series.
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In this episode, you'll learn:
- What mistake did George make by sharing too many apps with his teachers?
- What happened when George's previous school just focused on three apps for three years?
- How can teachers do more by focusing on less?
- Why are schools struggling with complexity and what are some solutions?
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[callout]George Couros is joining us for a series of shows on Every Classroom Matters where we talk about the eight characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset (George’s new book.) This is part 8 of the series. See the full series here. [/callout]
For more information on simplicity, listen to the Innovate Like a Turtle episode.
Host: Vicki Davis
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher is a full-time classroom teacher in Camilla, Georgia. Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Vicki has created more than 30 global collaborative projects, programmed apps with her students, and is now shooting a full-length movie with her digital film class. Read more about her here.
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