Just Ask #IMMOOC #InnovatorsMindset

Sometimes, people are afraid to share what they want because they don’t know that getting it is even a possibility. #InnovatorsMindset

I wonder what our building staff would ask for if they thought it was a possibility?

Would they ask to teach different courses? Would they ask to sponsor different clubs? Would they request to serve on district committees?

It’s somewhat easy to find out.

I need to ask.

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Such a simple concept. Ask.

Why don’t I ask more? Why do I need an author of a book to remind me of something I already know?

Because I know teachers are busy. I know they are overworked. I know they are giving their all to this group of students to get them as far as they can before state-mandated testing. I know they want to answer one more “survey” question from an admin like they want another stack of essays to grade on the first weekend of spring.

I need that reminder of such a simple concept because I have a desire to see our teachers doing things they are passionate about rather than jumping through hoops they didn’t choose, nor light on fire.

Ask.

This post is in response to Week 4 of The Innovator’s Mindset book study.