Teachers who invent solutions are my heroes! Sometimes after getting a teaching degree, one is surprised that what they learned isn’t reality. In other words, for some challenges, there is no beaten path. This can be due to legislative changes or just the needs of a particular area in education. In those situations, I have learned the value of these three words”Create. Innovate, and Integrate.” Whether you are teaching creative writing jobs or the alphabet, as a teacher your innovation will always yield a lot of value.
The teaching certificate is just the beginning. After that you must conform to your classroom needs and use all your talents to meet them. Here are a few examples, feel free to add more of your own in the comments. This will help us all be better.
Create: ie; Develop a better way to aggregate data and share on social media.
Innovate: ie; What is missing from what is available? Figure out your way of getting it done.
Integrate: ie; Use your tools or the tools of your school/district in conjunction with your creation and innovation. If you are giving parent conferences, why no save paper on reports for parents and just show them the pdf or html reports right on the screen? Many may not want the hard copy. This is an example of integrating your innovation with pre-existing tools.
Are you creating, innovating, and integrating your career? Dare to create, innovate, and integrate and you will be like the water to a desert land. Creative writing teaching takes kids’ mind outside the box in their stories. Let your teaching thoughts do the same for you. creating, innovating, and integrating outside the box will make you a successful leader.