I made this video for the cohort of future teachers I’m working with. Tonight is the last night that we meet until I get to see them in two months. It’s been a blast to work with them. I figured I would share the video I created. Feel free to use the comment section on YouTube or on this blog to share any comments of great things you are seeing in schools.
The future of education can’t be found in a gadget or an app or a program or a product. It doesn’t require a think tank full of pundits. The future of education can be found in your classroom. Your classroom is packed with creative potential. You have all the innovation you need right there in your room. You have the power to make it happen.
It’s what happens when you experiment. It’s what happens when you give your students voice and choice. It’s what happens when you abandon the scripted curriculum and take your students off-road in their learning. It’s what happens when you teach to your students rather than teaching to the test.
It’s what happens when you unleash the creative power of all of your students – when you make the bold decision to let them make things and design things and solve problems that they find relevant.
Sometimes it’s messy and even confusing. It often looks humble. But understand this, that every time your students get the chance to be authors, filmmakers, scientists, artists, and engineers.
You are planting the seeds for a future you could have never imagined on your own. And that right there is the beauty of creative classrooms. That’s the power of innovative teachers. And the truth is, that is why the future of education is you.