Innovator’s Mindset Chapter 3- Do the Pillars of Flipped Learning Support the Innovator’s Mindset?

This week I decided to see if the pillars of Flipped Learning could be linked to the characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset as described in Chapter 3 of The Innovator’s Mindset. I started by choosing something that struck me for each characteristic and then matched that idea with as many of the pillars I could. I had grand plans to show my learning with sketch notes, but in the spirit of Flipping 1.0, I ran into the problem of needing it sooner than later and went with a table.

There was at least one pillar for each characteristic. Some characteristics like being empathetic could be found in all of the pillars. I am sure the matches are based on my experiences and others might find different or even more ways to match the two sets of ideas. If you give it a try, please share your thoughts.

Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset Pillars of Flipped Learning
Empathetic – Teachers evaluate the classroom experience from the point of view of the student. Flexible Environment – Teachers provide different ways to learn and demonstrate mastery.
Learning Culture and Intentional Content – Teachers scaffold activities to make them accessible to all students.
Professional Educator – Teachers provide meaningful real-time feedback to all students.
Problem Finder/Solver – Teachers help students effectively learn how to learn by helping them become good problem solvers and providing opportunities to develop their ability to define the problem. Learning Culture – Teachers provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful student-centered activities.
Risk Taker – Teachers are willing to try new techniques to best reach every learner. Flexible Environment – Teachers continuously monitor students and make adjustments as appropriate.
Learning Culture – Teachers employ a learner centered model where students construct meaningful knowledge.
Intentional Content – Teachers shift the responsibility for learning to the students and maximize class time for student-centered learning techniques.
Professional Educator – Teachers collaborate with others to transform their practice.
Networked – Teachers collaborate to learn in different environments, including face to face and online, as well as internal and external to campuses. Professional Educator – Teachers collaborate and reflect with others to transform their practice.
Observant – Teachers look beyond the school walls for ideas that can improve their classrooms. Professional Educator – Teachers collaborate and reflect with others to transform their practice.
Creators – Teachers encourage creation to help students make connections and really show their learning. Flexible Environment – Teachers create lessons so that students can choose when and where they learn.
Intentional Content – Teachers create and curate relevant content for students.
Resilient – Teachers are ready for pushback and failure and learn from those experiences. Professional Educator – Teachers seek to improve instruction using reflection and feedback, including constructive criticism.  
Reflective – Teachers pause to consider what worked and what didn’t and use those ideas to tweak ideas or create next steps. Professional Educator – Teachers use formative assessments and honest reflection to improve learning opportunities.

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