Tag Archives: Learning

Are We Teaching Kids To Be Too Dependent on Technology?

Edudemic writer Jeff Dunn recently wrote an article about a technology bus that is making headlines at a middle school in Mississippi. This bus, is a vehicle filled with products that enrich the classroom through the latest technology tools, gadgets, and software. While it may be a smart marketing tool for tech companies, is technology bulldozing its way into the classroom?

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DNA of a 21st Century Educator

During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If not, why not? This presentation explores some of the ingredients (DNA) top educators in the 21st century have, and how we can learn from them, and reinvent ourselves to reach our true potential as an educator.

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Don’t Fail Fast – Learn Fast

There is a lot of chatter out there about the concept of 'failing fast' as a way of fostering innovation and reducing risk. Sometimes the concept of 'failing fast' is merged with 'failing cheap' to form the following refrain - 'fail fast, fail cheap, fail often'. The problem that I have with all of this chatter about failing fast is that does not take into account the power of language. The language focuses people on failing instead of on the goal - learning.

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10 Steps to a Solid Innovation Foundation

You know how sometimes when you order a product you get this inch-thick instruction manual that you never read, but also how there is sometimes a QuickStart Guide of 5-10 simple steps to get you up and running quickly? Well, Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire is the instruction manual that an increasing number of organizations are ordering for teams to help them with their innovation efforts. But, I’m sure companies could also use an Innovation QuickStart. So, here is one you could use (excerpted in part from my book):

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How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns 

- Clayton Christensen

When I finally met Clayton Christensen last year, at the Tribeca Film Festival’s first annual Disruptive Innovation Awards, I was struck by how much he loves the world, and the way his work allows him to move through it, continuously learning and disrupting. Tell the truth.  Isn’t that why most of us work in innovation. In this talk, “Christensen brings ...

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P&G's Lessons from a Century of Open Innovation

Suffice it to say I was honored my friend Chris Thoen would agree to talk about P&G‘s Open Innovation history at the 3rd Open Innovation (OI) Summit at Baldwin Wallace College‘s Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation.  Chris has been interviewed, quoted, written about extensively as a leader in OI, including on these pages, and for good reason. ...

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