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<p class="MsoNormal" style="border:none;padding:0in"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A;mso-style-textfill-fill-color:#E46C0A;mso-style-textfill-fill-alpha:100.0%">:&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">What are the characteristics of an innovative educator?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Reflective
</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">&#8211; As an educator, it is important to reflect on what is working and what is not.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Learners
</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">- An innovative educator is always learning, reading, listening.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Creative</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"> - When I say creative I don&#8217;t mean in the sense
 of artistic even though some innovative educators fall in this category.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Connected</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"> - It&#8217;s hard to be classified as innovative
 when you are disconnected from your students and trends in the profession. <o:p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Collaborative</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"> - Education is one industry where sharing
 is necessary and vital to true innovation in the classroom.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Inquisitive</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"> - Innovative educators are always asking
 questions.&nbsp; After all, it&#8217;s not about having all the answers; it&#8217;s about asking the right questions.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Principled
</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">- Innovative educators live life according to strong values. They want to make a difference.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Can you think of any characteristics that may have been left off the list?&nbsp; Post your thoughts on other characteristcs and join the conversation.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Read the entire article by Rachelle Wootten on Teach Amazing! at
<a href="http://teachamazing.com/7-characteristics-of-an-innovative-educator/">http://teachamazing.com/7-characteristics-of-an-innovative-educator/</a>
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