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#IMMOOC: Week 1

With my new career starting in less than two weeks, I find my mind open to a shift in thinking. I am actively seeking a new avenue for my passion about education and learning. I don't want to be an editor of an education publication who is not pursuing information to improve and build on what we already know about education.
A few days ago, a participant in a group I follow contacted me. She told me she was inspired by my move from teaching into writing about teachers and administrators. She wanted to learn more from me and I knew as I talked to her, that I wanted to learn more from her. She mentioned that George Couros was starting up a group to talk about his new book The Innovator's Mindset. I quickly signed up, ordered the book on my Kindle and watched last week's video.

On the video, Couros said:
When we talk about the notion of innovation in education, people will ask but what about the basics? Innovation is not on the curriculum to which George Couros replied, "Neither are worksheets."

I'm hooked already, but add the authors of LAUNCH, a book I based a student-run online magazine around, and I can feel my passion grow. I'm up for this challenge of blogging once a week and commenting on three other participant blogs. In fact, I can't wait.

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  2. Good luck with the career change! I find it amazing how inspired I become talking with other teachers. It wish Spring break was this week so I had more time for blogging and getting started. Looking forward to this new adventure also.

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  3. I'm also reading The Innovator's Mindset and loving it! I'm doing it with an online book study, but I'm not sure it's the same one.

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  4. Kim you are on fire! I need to read LAUNCH. I will order it for my Kindle right now. You have inspired me to get my first #IMMOOC post done. Can't wait to learn more about all of the amazing work you have done and to see all of the amazing work unfold.

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  5. Another writing project! Bravo! I'm tabling this book for the summer, by whih time I'll have your posts to guide me, as well.

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