[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: 7 Characteristics of an Innovative Educator

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Wed Aug 7 09:09:04 EDT 2013

Today on the ETNews Listserv
ITEM:  7 Characteristics of an Innovative Educator

What are the characteristics of an innovative educator?

Reflective - As an educator, it is important to reflect on what is working and what is not.
Learners - An innovative educator is always learning, reading, listening.
Creative - When I say creative I don't mean in the sense of artistic even though some innovative educators fall in this category.
Connected - It's hard to be classified as innovative when you are disconnected from your students and trends in the profession.
Collaborative - Education is one industry where sharing is necessary and vital to true innovation in the classroom.
Inquisitive - Innovative educators are always asking questions.  After all, it's not about having all the answers; it's about asking the right questions.
Principled - Innovative educators live life according to strong values. They want to make a difference.

Can you think of any characteristics that may have been left off the list?  Post your thoughts on other characteristcs and join the conversation.

Read the entire article by Rachelle Wootten on Teach Amazing! at http://teachamazing.com/7-characteristics-of-an-innovative-educator/

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