The world is changing. However, people still teach and learn in a way that was invented in the Industrial Revolution. It doesn’t work anymore.
According to Jennifer Hesseltine, “Innovation in education involves constant collaboration with colleagues — a total last-minute redo of a teacher’s lesson plan because there was something else out there that he or she just had to try, a change in the direction of a class because the students are driving the instruction.”
Innovation in education is about more than just technology. It’s about how you can use technology to empower students to become lifelong learners who are agents of change.
This quote from poet William Butler Yeats is a fitting parallel for the role of innovation in education: “Education should not be the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”