With my new career starting in less than two weeks, I find my mind open to a shift in thinking. I am actively seeking a new avenue for my passion about education and learning. I don’t want to be an editor of an education publication who is not pursuing information to improve and build on what we already know about education.

A few days ago, a participant in a group I follow contacted me. She told me she was inspired by my move from teaching into writing about teachers and administrators. She wanted to learn more from me and I knew as I talked to her, that I wanted to learn more from her. She mentioned that George Couros was starting up a group to talk about his new book The Innovator’s Mindset. I quickly signed up, ordered the book on my Kindle and watched last week’s video.

On the video, Couros said:
When we talk about the notion of innovation in education, people will ask but what about the basics? Innovation is not on the curriculum to which George Couros replied, “Neither are worksheets.”

I’m hooked already, but add the authors of LAUNCH, a book I based a student-run online magazine around, and I can feel my passion grow. I’m up for this challenge of blogging once a week and commenting on three other participant blogs. In fact, I can’t wait.