Building Innovative Capacity Starts with Building Trust

Innovative ideas to engage and support student abound. Research and evidence support student collaboration, creativity, and choice. Technology empowers a growing number of educators. With all the momentum, what holds us back is likely not all that complicated to figure out.

Near the bottom of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs, teachers, like students, must fill lower level basic requirement of safety before progressing on to meet their higher-level growth potential.

If teachers hesitate to try new things, they may be wondering about how safe it will be…

If learning looks messy and gets noisy...

If we dig deep into the standards, but don’t cover everything...

If the majority of kids are hugely successful...

While building trust seems like a rudimentary a place it start, typically if there is resistance that's where the hard work has to begin.