While Storytelling is critical for building connection, fostering empathy, and promoting innovation for impact, it is important to first identify with your audience. Most people tend to write stories where they are at the center versus making the story about a lesson learned or an experienced that unfolded where others are invited in.
Educators have an opportunity to foster realizations and discoveries through safe connectivity within the classroom. Every day the privilege awaits to pursue intelligent, inspirational conversations with students. Through connection, clarity emerges leading to innovation and change.
While the job market in the United States has changed significantly, K-12 classrooms often operate similar to the industrial era of the early 1900s. Students today are facing a world that is complex. Equipping students to navigate ambiguity and rapid change is critical.
Moving from the Mode of Collaborate to the Mode of Connect during the ChangeMaker Innovation Process ™ fosters connections for learning and connections to the outside world for widespread impact.
Moving from the Mode of Create to the Mode of Collaborate during the ChangeMaker Innovation Process ™ allows for collaborative feedback to enhance and elevate ideas and design solutions.
Moving from the Mode of Plan to the Mode of Create during the ChangeMaker Innovation Process ™ allows ideas to come to life in the form of a prototype that becomes a physical model of a design solution that can be experienced by others.