Friday, July 20, 2012

The "A-Ha" Moment

The "A-ha" moment is not manufactured, but we can set up the circumstances where they are more likely:
  Daniel Goleman on achieving an "A-HA moment" by morethansoundproductions

To what extent do we allow educators to pursue innovative thinking (the "A-Ha" moment) if they are so swamped with handbooks, predetermined curricula, policies, and schedules? How much room does a school district really have to support its employees to endeavor to innovate if we are all overwhelmed with federal regulations, state accountability measures, and top-down/one-size-fits-all mandates?