Educators eager to change the way young people engage in learning tirelessly swim against the current of conventional education. Although inspiring, it’s an unsustainable approach without some much needed support.
What might be available that will allow them to continue operating outside their comfort zone and multiply their impact? Author and professor John Spencer offers one avenue of support through his podcast, The Creative Classroom. Episodes cover a range of topics, including growth mindset, project-based learning, design thinking, creativity, prioritizing anti-racism, and genius hours. Consumed through a learner-centered lens, Spencer’s work can provide that weekly spark every transformational educator needs to continue swimming upstream and invigorating the innate curiosity and wonder in every child they serve.